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TIMD Philosophy 13

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TIMD Philosophy 13

  1. 1. Fostering a Culture of Peace through Service © 2002 International Educational Foundation IEF is responsible for the content of this presentation only if it has not been altered from the original. © IEF 1
  2. 2. Toward a Culture of Peace © IEF 2
  3. 3. A “culture of peace” differs from the politics of peace  The term, “culture of peace” focuses on the internal factors that contribute to the way to peace.  Culture suggests the consciousness or mindset of a people—their identity and their ways of living. © IEF 3
  4. 4. Culture of Peace “It begins within oneself and the home, spreads out to the community, then on to the regional, national and international levels.” Manifesto 2000 Pledge, UN © IEF 4
  5. 5. “Character…is not developed just by learning about words such as kindness and honesty. It involves our whole life — what we think, feel, and do, and why.” Kevin Ryan © IEF 5
  6. 6. Basic Life Goals Mature Character Contribution to Society True Love Loving Relationships & Family © IEF 6
  7. 7. Harmony of Word and Deed Becoming a responsible individual with integrity © IEF 7
  8. 8. Establishing Bonds of Heart Caring and compassion are vital components of moral feeling and the cultivation of heart © IEF 8
  9. 9. Compassion for Others Learning to understand and have compassion for those who are different © IEF 9
  10. 10. Improving the Quality of Life © IEF 10
  11. 11. “Our surveys continue to show that volunteers are far more likely than non-volunteers to be concerned about others and about social causes.” Virginia Hodgkinson, Key Factors Influencing Caring, Involvement and Community © IEF 11
  12. 12. “Youth who have opportunities to care for others through service have higher levels of self-esteem, less depression, better school attendance, and a greater sense of social responsibility.” Helen LeGette Parents, Kids and Character © IEF 12
  13. 13. Stimulating an Interest in Serving Publicize Needs Identify Role Models Use Mass Media Foster Reciprocity Enhance Personal Growth  Integrate Service with Other Activities      © IEF 13
  14. 14. Service Learning Providing an opportunity to learn and develop heart and character through serving others © IEF 14
  15. 15. Time for Reflection © IEF 15
  16. 16. Types of Service Projects  Disaster-based  Intergenerational  Educational  Environmental  Social issue- based © IEF 16
  17. 17. Intergenerational © IEF 17
  18. 18. Educational © IEF 18
  19. 19. Environmental Based © IEF 19
  20. 20. Social Issue Based © IEF 20
  21. 21. Opportunities for the Volunteer to Develop Character © IEF 21
  22. 22. “I felt like I had been inside a well with my own vision. But here I came out of the well by being exposed to a greater variety of people and faiths.” Irfan Omar India © IEF 22
  23. 23. A Circle of Learning Volunteers are encouraged to engage in dialogue with the activity, other volunteers and the beneficiaries of their service. © IEF 23
  24. 24. Varieties of Reflection Exercises © IEF 24
  25. 25. “Service, not self-interest, holds our world together.” Thomas Lickona © IEF 25
  26. 26. Serving Together Strengthens Family Bonds © IEF 26
  27. 27. “It was a great revelation to me that through working for a common purpose people can feel the oneness of humanity, which is the basic truth of existence.” S. Kulandai Sami India © IEF 27
  28. 28. “Sometimes I ask myself, what can I do? In this project I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is love.” Javier Horno Spain © IEF 28
  29. 29. “I feel that these people, though poor in terms of money, are overflowing with the richness of love and caring.” Moaazam Shah Pakistan © IEF 29
  30. 30. “The first day Baljit walked in the room wearing a turban. My first thoughts were of terrorists. I soon came to know him and thoughts were replaced with feelings of brotherhood.” Craig Bushman USA © IEF 30
  31. 31. Catalyst for Change A Heartfelt Experience © IEF 31
  32. 32. © IEF 32
  33. 33. “ … the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer © IEF 33
  34. 34. I slept and I dreamed that life was all joy. I woke and saw that life was but service. I served and I understood that service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore Poet and Nobel Laureate © IEF 34
  35. 35. Service reaches its ultimate expression when it impacts the full spectrum of life’s activities and becomes integrated into our way of life. © IEF 35
  36. 36. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Anthropologist © IEF 36

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