The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation aims to change the world by educating young people on the causes and consequences of genocide and other atrocities. The Center reaches out to youth through public speaking, lectures, workshops, peace walks, and social media. Young people are encouraged to become peace ambassadors at their schools and within their communities. Youth are also encouraged to create and lead genocide and atrocity awareness projects to educate their peers on this important subject.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Training
Conflict resolution is the process of resolving a dispute or a conflict by meeting at least some of each side’s needs and addressing their interests. The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation conducts conflict resolution training in schools, juvenile detention centers, and community centers around the state of Indiana.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation believes in developing young people in the core areas of acceptance, tolerance, motivation, and inspiration. In pursuit of this goal, the Center offers the following programs:
Sport for Peace Project
Our Sport for Peace Project allows youth to participate in sporting activities such as soccer and basketball in a friendly and non threatening environment. These activities not only help them improve their physical health and well-being but also encourage them to develop skills and attitudes of teamwork and cooperation.
Music for Peace Project
Our Music for Peace Project provides youth with opportunities to engage in creative musical activities that enhance their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being and that lead to healing and reconciliation.
Poetry for Peace Project
Our Poetry for Peace Project helps youth learn the art of using rhythmical composition, written or spoken, to bring forth and communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas that may be buried deep within their subconscious minds. The Poetry for Peace Project allows youth to capture the issues that they struggle with and offers them the chance to work through those issues to gain greater understanding of themselves and increased hope for the future.
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