PeaceQuest recognizes the global impact of Mr. Mandela’s courageous leadership of the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, but also hails him as an honourary Canadian. When he was awarded honourary citizenship by Parliament in 2001, it was in recognition of his “great moral leadership to South Africa and to all humanity.” Among Mandela’s many accolades […]
About Jolene Simko
Posts by Jolene Simko:
A military man who loved peace and reshaped his thinking in light of nuclear weapons, General Len Johnson died in Kingston in November. Ernie Regher, his longtime friend and revered colleague in the quest to bring lasting piece, looks back at Len Johnson’s career and evolution.
Controversies over red vs white poppies have gone viral this year. One Globe & Mail correspondent argued today that “corporate Canada” should make red poppies compulsory for all employees. A Huffington Post columnist wrote that she’s passing on the red poppy because “I’m starting to feel like it represents a support for all of my country’s military […]
Dear colleagues interested in PeaceQuest peace education, Welcome back to school! Sept 21, a Saturday, is the International Day of Peace. Please consider celebrating this day in your schools, particularly on Friday, Sept. 20. In 2002, September 21 was designated officially as the International Day of Peace after filmmaker Jeremy Gilley persisted in persuading the […]
A Powerpoint presentation which will introduce your staff to the origin of the International Day of Peace and suggest ways to lead up to the day. A package for your teachers with a calendar leading up to Sept. 21, suggested PA readings and activities. A lesson plan for students in both pdf and Word.doc based […]