Home



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


MEMORANDUM

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS FOR WORLD PEACE (IAEWP)

(NGO Affiliate of United Nations – ECOSOC)

 

Prof. Charles Mercieca                                                     Prof. Surya Nath Prasad                                                 Primarius Dr. Nenad Javornik  
   President, IAEWP                                                                              Executive Vice President, IAEWP                                                                      Secretary-General, IAEWP   mercieca@knology.net                                                                        dr_suryanathprasad@yahoo.co.in                                                                   nenad.javornik@gmail.com

MEMORANDUM

December 10, 2014

To :        All IAEWP Officers, IAEWP Members from all UN Members Countries, Well-wishers and all those engaged in peace, peace  
               education, 
               peace studies and peace research. 
Subject: 19th World Congress of IAEWP at New Delhi in India on 29-30-31 May 2015 with the theme “Peace Education for Nonviolence and  
               Solution of Terrorism”.

Friends of Our Mother Earth!

This is to inform you all that we have planned to hold 19th World Congress of IAEWP on the above cited theme, dates and place.

We are going to provide you a global platform for dialogue to discuss the ways and means to solve the burning problems of terrorism, as the whole world is in its grip, and we accordingly wish to promote the practice of nonviolence through the awareness and use of peace education.

If you are willing to participate in the discussions at the Congress, you are requested to mobilize your own resources to meet your travel and accommodation expenses for attending the Congress. Snacks, Tea/Coffee and Working Lunch will be provided free of charge to all the registered participants/delegates at the venue of the Congress.

You may send your names, if you wish to chair the different sessions in the Congress, and your papers with abstracts on any topic(s) but relevant to the main theme and sub-themes along with your resume and photograph to Prof. Priya Ranjan Trivedi, Working Chairman, 19th World Congress of IAEWP, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, A42-43, Paryavaran Complex, Maidangarhi Marg, South of Saket, New Delhi-110 030, India, E-mail: iaewp@ecology.edu

You may get more preliminary information about the IAEWP 19th World Congress in the Attachment as its First Announcement.

Continental and National Coordinators of the 19th World Congress of IAEWP are advised to give wide publicity about the Congress.

 With thanks and best wishes,

 

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

Executive Vice President, IAEWP

 



FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 


                                                19th WORLD CONGRESS OF IAEWP

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

 Organised by

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS FOR WORLD PEACE (IAEWP)

(NGO Affiliate of United Nations – ECOSOC)

Venue: Auditorium of India International Centre, 40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi (India)

Dates: 29-30-31 May 2015

(On the auspicious occasion of the United Nations International Day of UN Peacekeepers)

Theme: Peace Education for Nonviolence and Solution of Terrorism

Peace Education for Mitigating Peacelessness, Violence
Terrorism and Insurgency, and for Sustainable Peace

SUB-THEMES: (i) Desire for Peace; (ii) Non-Violent Alternatives for Managing Conflicts; (iii) Democracy Education; (iv) Human Rights Education; (v) World View Transformation; (vi) Employment Generation; (vii) Peace and Non-Violence; (viii) Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations; (ix) Creating Global-Local Cultures of Peace; (x) Culture of Healing;(xi) Peace Integrated Curriculum; (xii) Transformative Education


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: February 28, 2015

 REGISTRATION FEE: US $ 50 (Rs. 1,000/- for Indians)

 INTERNATIONAL CHAIRMEN OF THE IAEWP WORLD CONGRESS

Prof. Charles Mercieca, USA                 Prof. Surya Nath Prasad, INDIA                   Dr. Nenad Javornik, CROATIA                  
            President, IAEWP                                        Executive Vice President, IAEWP                                   Secretary-General, IAEWP
                Professor Emeritus                                       Former Visiting Professor, The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies                          Former Executive President
   Alabama A & M University, USA                              Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea                        Croatian Red Cross, Republic of Croatia                    
           mercieca@knology.net                     Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Peace Education: An International Journal           nenad.javornik@gmail.com
                                                                                 dr_suryanathprasad@yahoo.co.in

WORKING CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESS

Prof. Priya Ranjan Trivedi

IAEWP Vice President for South Asian Affairs &
State Chancellor for National Territory of Delhi
President, Confederation of Indian Universities
Chairman, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment
A42-43, Paryavaran Complex, Maidangarhi Marg
South of Saket, New Delhi-110030, India

Tel: +91-11-40543739, 41096948
Fax: +91-11-29533514, Mobile: +91-9910909350
E-mail: iaewp@ecology.edu Website: www.iaewp.asia

CONTINENTAL AND NATIONAL COORDINATORS OF THE CONGRESS

Dr. T. Y. S. Lama Gangchen (Italy), Mr. Lee Jon Young (Republic of Korea), Mr. Rajwant Singh Sidhu (UK), Dr. Robert Tafra (Croatia),  Dr. Terence Edward Paupp (USA), Dr. Bert Wolfs (Switzerland), Dr. S. S. Varatharajan (Malaysia), Dr. Sergio A. Carranza (El Salvador), Dr. Abrao Razuk Haddad (Brazil), Lic. Juan Pablo Acosta Garcia (Dominican Republic),  Dr. Josef de Ubaldo (Philippines), Dr. Taisir Subhi (Jordan), Mr. Samy El-Gindy (Egypt), Dr. Aloise Makouele-Goma (Congo), Dr. Elizabeth Smit (South Africa), Dr. J. C. Eric Germain (Mauritius), Mr. Peter Bentley (Australia), Mr. William V. Thompson (USA), Dr. Leo Semashko (Russia), Dr. David Williams (United Kingdom), Ms Hsiao Lung Ogle (USA), Dr. Michael Whitty (USA), Dr. Nina P. Litvinova (Russia), Dr. Alfonsus Roldan More (Spain), Dr. Dariusz Kwolek (Poland), Rev. Master Dari Wu Hsi-Ming (Taiwan), Prof. Noor Gillan (USA), Dr. Laj Utreja (USA), Prof. Bruce Cook (USA), Mrs. Sushila Chaurasia (India)  

Announced by
Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, IAEWP

                      

For details about the Congress, please go through the link cited below:

http://iaewp.asia/IAEWP-19th%20WPC%202015%20India.pdf

 

                             



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


24 Jan, 2015

Namrata Singh

To

me

Hello Sir,
I just read your speech at Malaysia on Peace Education in 2008. I understood it after reading thoroughly three times.
I have a ques dt is what is d difference between mind and intellect... Please reply. I will wait.
Thank You Sir.

Namrata Singh
M.Tech.

 

Difference between Mind and Intellect

01 February, 2015

Dear Ms Namrata,

You will have to understand the concept of man before to understand about the difference between mind and intellect. It means what are the elements, which constitute the man (male and female both). It is well established fact that every individual is made of five elements, viz. body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit. These five elements are universally present in every man and woman without any discrimination of caste, creed, colour, race, gender, nationality, status any other differences. It means every man or woman has five bodies within, viz. physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual. Each body requires particular food to grow. Integral unfoldment of all these elements makes man or woman just, peaceful, tolerant and nonviolent, but partial evolution/development/manifestation of these elements makes him or her unjust, aggressive/agitated, intolerant and violent. And denial of manifestation of all these elements due to having no means makes him or her slave or leads him or her to commit suicide.

Now I shall try to explain the difference between mind and intellect (which are already within the five elements of man and woman)   by citing an example, which will help you to understand between them. Imagine, there is a chariot with five horses, a person is holding the reign connected with the horses, and another person is seated behind him.  The chariot is body (physical), five horses are five sense organs (eyes, ears, tongue, skin and nose, which help to control the body), the reign is mind, the person holding the reign is intellect, and the person seated behind him is spirit. Our physical body is controlled by our five sense organs, these organs are controlled by mind, mind is controlled by intellect and intellect is controlled by spirit.  

Observation and/or creation  or participation in any one or more of art, painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama, poetry or any creative work depending on the interest or inclination of particular individual are the foods for mind. Learning and practice in science, technology, sociology, philosophy, economics, history, political science, talks, lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences are the foods for intellect. Knowledge contained in different disciplines is the key or stimulus for unfoldment/manifestation/creation of treasure of knowledge within every learner man or woman. 

But mind is mischievous without the control of intellect, and intellect is cunning without the control of spirit. Hitler of Germany, Mussolini of Italy and Stalin of Soviet Russia were cruel dictators of their respective nation-states, because they developed their physical bodies, minds and intellects lagging behind their vital and spiritual bodies. In ancient India, during the period of Rama, Ravan was cruel ruler, because he was highly developed physically, mentally and intellectually, but his vital and spiritual bodies were not developed. The same truth was with the heads of the states who were involved in the First and the Second World Wars.  The terrorists who are mindlessly killing innocent people in the different parts of the world, and naxals who are murdering police personnel and common masses in different parts of the Indian nation have also not developed their five elements integrally. Sometimes, people who harm and kill their own relatives, and sometimes harm themselves by committing suicides, and sometimes kill themselves being human bombs to kill others have also not developed their five elements integrally.        

However, it requires perpetual knowledge, awareness, and training about our own selves, and means and opportunities to realize them integrally, because every man or woman is capable of solving his or her own problems provided he or she is aware about his or her inherent treasure of five elements and he or she perpetually tries to unfold these elements integrally throughout his or her life.  

I hope now you will be able to understand the difference between mind and intellect, and their relevance with body, vitality and spirit, the other elements in every man and woman. If not, feel free to contact me again with your queries and arguments.       

Education of man (male and female both) based on five elements as stated in the beginning is missing everywhere in the world. Hence I developed the concept peace education for inclusion in all educations within the campus everywhere with the advice for its practice beyond campus also by every man and woman throughout his or her life to be human for perpetual sustainable justice, peace and nonviolence. 

With best wishes,

Surya  Nath Prasad

©Dr. Surya Nath Prasad

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

RESUME

Dr. Surya Nath Prasad is M. A. (Sociology), M. Ed. (Experimental Education), M. Phil. (Nonviolence and Peace Studies), and Ph. D. (Education). Dr. Prasad is a recipient of Honorary D. Lit. (Peace Education) at the hands of Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma then Former President, Government of India. . Dr. Prasad has taught for three decades as Assistant and Associate Professor of Education in India.  He is Former Visiting Professor of Peace Studies at the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies in Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. He is Former President and Currently Executive Vice President of International Association of Educators for World Peace (NGO Affiliate of United Nations – ECOSOC). Dr. Prasad is Hon. Associate Editor of Diplomacy Journal (Republic of Korea). He is a Member of Editorial Board of Peace and Conflict Review – A Journal of UN mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica). Dr. Prasad is Former Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of IAEWP Journal Peace Progress.  Dr. Prasad is Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Peace Education: An International Journal. The Journal has ISSN number. Dr. Prasad distributes the Journal free of cost throughout the world.  Dr. Prasad is a Co-Initiator of the Global Initiative for Supporting the Second Renaissance Movement through the Global Campaign for Restoring Morality and Humanity proposed by Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert C. Brown and initiated by Dr. Young Seek Choue, Founder & Chancellor, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. Dr. Prasad is a supporter and participant in the Campaign to promote an International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers initiated by 17 Nobel Peace Laureate under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias then Former President of Costa Rica.   Dr. Prasad has visited Republic of Korea (6 times), Republic of Croatia, Republic of Turkey, Italy (2 times), Spain, Nepal (3 times), Philippines, Malaysia and Republic of Kazakhstan to deliver his presidential/keynote/guest/special speeches at the International Peace Conferences sponsored by the respective governments and/or universities on invitations taking responsibility of his travel and accommodation expenses. Dr. Prasad is recipient of several peace and human rights awards to the cause of peace and peace education. Website of his Journal is: http://www.sites.google.com/site/peaceeducationsnp/ One may reach him at: dr_suryanathprasad@yahoo.co.in
















  
    
      
  MY  YOUTUBE  VIDEO LINK

1.  Peace Education as Solution of Terrorism and Other Forms of Violence by Dr. Surya Nath Prasad Speech    
     given at the World Forum of Spiritual Culture held at Astana, Kazakhstan in 2010.

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsRrHInBMwo

2.  On Peace Education

      by Dr. Surya Nath Prasad -  Interview at UCN NEWS

      YouTube Video Link:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS10fxIuvik

 



























----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

 Executive Vice President, IAEWP

(International Association of Educators for World Peace)

Former Visiting Professor

 Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

           Peace Education: An International Journal        

E-mail: dr_suryanathprasad@yahoo.co.in, peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com

Website: www.iaewp.org,  http://www.sites.google.com/site/peaceeducationsnp/

November 01, 2014

A Birthday Message to H. H. Swami Isa

In 700 B.C., Vedanta, in 500 B.C. Lord Buddha, in 400 B.C. Socrates and some centuries later Jesus Christ said “Know Yourself”. Jesus himself prayed to the God, “Forgive them, Father, they know not, what they do!” But none gave any heed to practice them. If the peoples, particularly heads of the   nation-states would have followed their advices there would be genuine democracy, good governance and nonviolence and sustainable peace all over the world. There is a great hope in 21st Century from His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa, who founded Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust and Global Energy Parliament has been enlightening the peoples of the whole world through his Scientific I-Theory - A Unifying Theory of   Materialism and Spiritualism applying his novel Methodology of Education for Total Consciousness for the last many years for peace in the individuals leading to sustainable peace in the whole world. With these words, from the bottom of my heart I wish the great intellectual Saint His Holiness reverend Swami Isa a very happy birthday on his 60th birth anniversary and his healthy long life to the cause of peace foe all over the world.

 

With high regards,

 

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

Executive Vice President, IAEWP

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





PLAGIARISTS IN PEACE EDUCATION

  Dr. Ms Shweta Soy sent her say, explanation and apology for the mistakes she committed in her published paper, but after the expiry of the date fixed for her reply.

shweta soy

To

Me

10 Sep

RESPECTED sir
This is really a big mistake and I apoliged for this.As this paper was prepared by my student & unfortunately I didn't checked the article nd approved it for publication. I have very little experience in this field .Hope u will understand .

  Therefore I request u & assure u this will not happen again.

Shweta

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


ANOTHER  ADDITION IN THE LIST OF PLAGIARISTS IN PEACE EDUCATION

Stealing of my Ideas and other thinkers and included in the article ‘Need of Peace Education in 21st Century’ written by Dr. Ms Sweta Smrita Soy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Education, A. S. College, Deoghar (Jharkhand

Me
To
shwetasoy@yahoo.co.in
24 Aug
24 August, 2014
 
Dr. Ms  Sweta Smrita Soy
Assistant Professor (Dept. of Education)
A. S. College, Deoghar, S.  K. M. U. (Jharkhand), India
 
Sub.: Stealing of my Ideas and other thinkers and included in the article ‘Need of Peace Education in 21st
            Century’ written by Dr. Ms Sweta Smrita Soy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Education, A. S. College,  
            Deoghar (Jharkhand),  and seeking her apology for her mistakes committed
Ref.: Posted at Google Search and published in Acme International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research,
           Vol. I, Issue VI, June 2013  
 
Dear Dr. Ms Sweta,
 
I have gone through your article: ‘Need of Peace Education in 21st Century’ posted at Google Search and published in Acme International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, VOL. I, Issue VI, June 2013.
 
This article of yours is full of plagiarism. You cut the ideas of others from different sources and pasted in your so-called article.  It is clear-cut theft. It is learnt that you did research and obtained Ph. D. degree. But I am surprised to see that you did not follow any rules for writing the paper. You took the ideas of mine, other thinkers and from other sources, and included in your paper without citing the names of the original authors and the sources. You cited ‘References’ at the end of your paper. They indicate you stole the ideas from these sources hiding some of them. You failed to reveal which ideas belong to whom. Without giving proper citations in the text of your paper where you wrote the ideas of others means you owned their ideas as your own which amounts plagiarism (intellectual theft), and its repercussion is punishment and penalty under the law.
 
Can you tell me honestly, the ideas cited below which you incorporated/included under the sub-heading Meaning of Peace Education of your paper belong to whom (the name of the original author) and from where (the source) these ideas were taken by you? :
           
“Meaning of Peace Education
Peace education is education of man (humanity). It is manifestation of seeds of integral culture of body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit. These elements constitute every man and woman without any discrimination of race, caste, creed, language, nationality and other differences. And this education would continue perpetually till the end of life of every man and woman unfolding integrally the treasure of physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual cultures within leading them to be just, peaceful and nonviolent.”
 
You cited several ideas of the different thinkers in your paper including the above mentioned ideas which are more than 40 words that require ‘Block Quotation’ as per the APA Style and Format which you did not do so.
 
Now I would like to tell about the truth about the knowledge which every man and woman have its tremendous treasure within but due to ignorance about it they commit wrong after wrong and are not ready to accept their mistakes, but to face punishment and penalty. This is suicidal. This trend must be stopped by way of accepting honestly their mistakes committed by them, and they must practice perpetual learning about the capacity of their own selves by reading the great ideas of other renowned thinkers of their disciplines, not for stealing their ideas to incorporate in their papers, but for using them as stimulus and keys to open their own treasure of knowledge within to be masters and creators of their own ideas.      
 
First of all, I ask you to withdraw your paper ‘Need of Peace Education in 21st Century’ from Google Search where you posted at, but you cannot do with the Acme International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, because you paid them for publication of your article. In fact, this type of journals, and particularly this journal are rogue in the field of educational research which promote plagiarism (intellectual theft/robbery) among the new teachers and researchers, they should be very cautious, and should not be tempted to be published through stealing others ideas to be pseudo thinkers. Secondly, I ask you to tender apology for your mistakes of stealing my ideas and including in your article with assurance that you will never commit such type of intellectual crime in the writings of your future papers, and you will follow the proper Style and Format (APA, MLA   or any other, it will depend on your discipline) for writing your papers in future and will amend them whatever you wrote in the past.  
 
Looking forward to receiving your apology, say and reply of this letter within a week.
 
 
Surya Nath Prasad
 
 
 NOTE: Dr. Ms Sweta Smrita Soy failed  to submit her say till the time fixed for her, hence the above cited letter was posted on the website. 
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 
NEW ADDITIONS IN THE LIST OF PLAGIARISTS IN PEACE EDUCATION

Subject: Plagiarism - Delete PEACE EDUCATION IN MODERN WORLD by T. Deepa and A. S. Arul Lawrence from the Website  
               of Academia.edu

31 July, 2014
To
The Copyright Agent
c/o Academia.edu
251 Kearny Street, #520
San Francisco, CA 94108

Dear the Copyright Agent,
 
Below I am citing the particular ideas of mine already published in Peace and Conflict Monitor Journal (June 26, 2013), and also in Transcend Media Service (10 September 2013) which were stolen by T. Deepa  and A.S. Arul Lawrence who wrote these ideas of mine in their article: PEACE EDUCATION IN MODERN WORLD that was posted at your Website: Academia.edu with copyrighted by Academia © 2014.
 
Kindly compare the ideas written by me published (on June 26, 2013 in Peace and Conflict Monitor Journal, and also in Transcend Media Service ( on 10 September 2013)  cited below the excerpt of   my speech (given on October 19, 2010) with the same ideas which were cut and pasted in the article entitled: PEACE EDUCATION IN MODERN WORLD written by T. Deepa  and A.S. Arul Lawrence, (1.  Asst. Prof. of History, St. Joseph College of Education, Kadamboduvalvu,Nanguneri – 627 108, 2.  Principal-in-charge, St. Joseph College of Education, Kadamboduvalvu, Nanguneri – 627 108 respectively), and published on your Website: Academia.edu with copyrighted by Academia © 2014.  Though one of the authors (A.S. Arul Lawrence) of the impugned article stated above authored a book entitled APA Manual (2010), the authors did not follow any rules for writing the paper concerning citations in the text of their paper followed by citations in the references. They owned my ideas including others with their own. It is obvious that they committed theft of the ideas of mine as well as others. My some ideas stolen by these authors (Deepa & Lawrence) were published also in Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. 17, 2010-2011 under its Section - Forum for Dialogue with the title: Identifying Recent Publications of Significance: A Request from Betty Reardon and A Reply from Surya Nath Prasad (pp, 35-38), especially under its Sub-Caption:  What is your definition of peace education? 
 
The below cited materials with my other ideas were posted with the title: My Peace Education with the sign of @ (copyright) at the Website of my Journal Peace education also: http://www.sites.google.com/site/peaceeducationsnp  But after some time, it was removed from there due to more plagiarism of my ideas from this material by the several professors and other professionals.
 
 

 SPEECH
 
Peace education and a call for social dialogue on nonviolence and peace
Surya Nath Prasad)
June 26, 2013 (Peace and Conflict Monitor Journal)

This is excerpt from the Guest Speech delivered by Professor Surya Nath Prasad at The Global Meet organized by World Forum of Spiritual Culture, Astana, Kazakhstan. (19 October, 2010)
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“What is Peace Education?
Peace education is education of man (humanity). It is the manifestation of an integral culture of body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit. These elements constitute every man and woman without any discrimination of race, caste, creed, language, nationality and other differences. And this education would continue perpetually until the end of life of every man and woman, unfolding the physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual potential of cultures, leading them to be just, peaceful and nonviolent.
Mis-education and Non-education Cause the Violence
Mis-education for a few privileged well-to-do and non-education for many deprived have caused the problems of poverty, population, pollution, violence, war, terrorism, ethical crisis and ecological imbalance. Hence, in the world, there is brute culture, culture of silence or mute culture, masculine culture, sick culture, culture of war, violence and intolerance.
Man Is Missing from Us
Except education of man – what he or she is – we have all types of education, at least for a few privileged. And these educations make a few doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers and other professionals minus man (human), and many are deprived of these educations. In this sense, the present education destroys both – those to whom it reaches, and those to whom it is denied. We are people of different nations, faiths (religions), relations, races, but we are not man (human). Man (humanity) is missing from us. Hence, we are exploiting, oppressing, fighting and killing each other, and sometimes we are killing ourselves also.
Peace Education against All Privileges
The idea of privilege is brutal and tyrannical. No man or woman is superior to another. No person is privileged to any one of elements – either physical or vital or mental or intellectual or spiritual – or a few or all. Hence, peace education based on five elements of man and woman is utterly against all privileges, as all men and women are equally endowed with these five elements.”
(If you would like to see the full text of my published paper, you may go through the following link: (http://www.monitor.upeace.org/innerpg.cfm?id_article=996)
(https://www.transcend.org/tms/2013/09/peace-education-and-a-call-for-social-dialogue-on-nonviolence-and-peace/)



 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Academia© 2014
PEACE EDUCATION IN MODERN WORLD
1 T. Deepa  and  2 A.S.Arul Lawrence
 
“MEANING OF PEACE EDUCATION
 
Peace education is education of man (humanity). It is manifestation of seeds of integral culture of body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit. These elements constitute every man and woman without any discrimination of race, caste, creed, language, nationality and other differences. And this education would continue perpetually till the end of life of every man and woman unfolding integrally the treasure of physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual cultures within leading them to be  just, peaceful and nonviolent. (pp. 1 & 2)
 
 PEACE  EDUCATION  AGAINST  ALL  PRIVILEGES
 
Miseducation for a few privileged well-to-do and non-education for many deprived have caused the problems of poverty, population, pollution, violence, war, terrorism, ethical crisis and ecological imbalance. Hence, in the world, there is brute culture, culture of silence or mute culture, masculine culture, sick culture, culture of war, violence and intolerance.
 
Except education of man, we have all types of education, however for a few privileged. And these educations make a few doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers and other professionals minus man (human), and many are deprived of these educations. In this sense, the present education destroys those to whom it reaches, it destroys those to whom it is denied. We are people of different nations, faiths (religions), relations, races, but we are not man. Man (humanity) is missing from us. Hence, we are exploiting, oppressing, fighting and killing each other.
 
 The idea of privilege is brutal and tyrannical. No man or woman is superior to another. No person is privileged to any one of elements - either physical or vital or mental or intellectual or spiritual – or a few or all. Hence, peace education based on five elements of man and woman is utterly against all privileges. Therefore, this peace education would consider all men and women equally endowed with these five elements to be manifested integrally. (pp. 4 & 5)”
 
Please go through the following link to see the full text of the impugned paper written by Deepa and Lawrence posted at Academia.edu copyrighted by Academia © 2014
 
 
I therefore request you to kindly remove their article PEACE EDUCATION IN MODERN WORLD    immediately from your website: Academia.edu with warning to the authors for their plagiarism, ask them to apologize for their wrongdoing.
 
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
 
Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Peace Education: An International Journal

             peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com
 


Academia.edu team
To Me
5 Aug
Hi Surya,

We've taken the paper off of Academia.edu. Thanks for letting us know.


All the best,
Kate



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Me
To arullawrence@gmail.com
6 Aug

August 06, 2014
 
T. Deepa
Asst. Prof. of History, St. Joseph College of Education
Kadamboduvalvu,Nanguneri – 627 108
A.S.Arul Lawrence
Principal-in-charge, St. Joseph College of Education,
 Kadamboduvalvu, Nanguneri - 627 108
 
Sub: Plagiarism in the article Peace Education in Modern World by T. Deepa & Arul Lawrence
Ref.: Academia.edu
 
Dear T. Deepa and Arul Lawrence,

Refer to your article entitled Peace Education in Modern World uploaded on the Website of academia.edu

Your paper is full of plagiarism. You have stolen the ideas of mine and other and put in your paper. You have included my ideas in your paper which were already published in the past elsewhere in the reputed journals, included in the books and encyclopedias, posted with the title My Peace Education at the Website of my own Journal: Peace Education: An international Journal (founded by me in 1975 and started publishing since 1977), and expressed these ideas in my Guest Speech at the World Forum of Spiritual Culture in Kazakhstan in 2010. The brief of my speech with the title: Peace Education and a Call for Social Dialogue on Nonviolence and Peace was published in two journals, viz. Peace and Conflict Monitor (a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace) and Transcend Media Service (Solution Oriented Peace Journalism) (founded by Johan Galtung, pioneer of Peace and Conflict Studies). I am citing here two website links(http://www.monitor.upeace.org/innerpg.cfm?id_article=996) (https://www.transcend.org/tms/2013/09/peace-education-and-a-call-for-social-dialogue-on-nonviolence-and-peace/) where you will find my article published in these two journals, and compare how some of my major ideas are incorporated by you in your paper without giving any citation in the text followed by the citation in the references of your paper. My ideas which you have included in your paper are more than 40 words that require Block Quotation in APA Style and Format. You did not follow it, while one of the authors of this article Mr. Arul Lawrence is the author of the book:  APA Manual 6th Edition (2010).  However, you did not adhere to any rules for writing your paper. Hence it is clear cut plagiarism. You are advised to read about plagiarism on Google Search.

Dear Deepa and Arul Lawrence, I shall not ask you to tender apology for your act of plagiarism of my ideas. However, I would like to advise you to go to the Church and confess before the Jesus for your mistake of plagiarism and promise before Him that you will not commit this type of mistake in your future writings and will follow proper rules of writing the papers and give due credit to the authors whose ideas you write in your paper with citations in the text of the paper followed by citations in the references of your paper, and will try to amend the mistakes committed in your past writings in their future editions.  

In this whole episode of your plagiarism, I would like to say you both, in the words of Jesus, “Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do!” because you did so due to ignorance about your own selves which contain tremendous treasure of knowledge within you (and also in every one without any discrimination). It is a matter of awareness about our own treasure within each one of us and its manifestation. Certainly it requires continuous perpetual study of others ideas with open and critical minds considering their ideas are theirs. Ideas of other thinkers should be used honestly and properly giving proper credit to them which enable us to unfold our own treasure within each of us, and help us to be the masters of our own creations, which give us true fulfillment.

I hope you both will acknowledge this letter of mine with a few words of yours in this regard.

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

 

ARUL LAWRENCE

To Me
7 Aug

Dear Sir,

I have gone through your mail.

I am really sorry for that and also i am not at all encourage these kind of things. Unfortunately it was happened. That article full of my colleague Ms.T.Deepa Contribution but for the sake of name she put in my name in the article. 

Furthermore, it has shown your broad and forgiving heart. So, i express my heartfelt apology for that. Hereafter, i will try to check all the article publish in the name of mine with very careful manner.

Moreover, i have forwarded your mail to Ms.T.Deepa to give explanation and beg apology from you.

Thank you very much for your pointing out of our mistakes....

Thank you once again...

Keep in touch...   


Dr. A. S. ARUL LAWRENCE,
Assistant Professor, School of Education,
TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY,
577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015.
Mobile: +91-9994103888


Me

To ARUL LAWRENCE

 August 07, 2014

Dear Arul Lawrence,

Now it is OK on the honest acceptance of your mistakes and explanation with promise for non-repetition of committing such wrongs and being careful in your future writings and publications. However, I shall be waiting for the say from the co-author of your paper Ms T. Geeta in this regard.

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

   



-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




PLAGIARISTS IN PEACE EDUCATION

Today plagiarism is rampant in every discipline of knowledge.  Peace education is also not free from wron-doing by the so-called intellectuals.

There may be many, but the following four learned persons came to my notice who have stolen my ideas from my writings published in popular journals, books and encycloaedia, and they are: 1. Prof. A. Ranga Reddy (2007), 2. Mr. Kashinyadav (2010), 3. Dr. Loknath Mishra (2009), and 4. Ms Niharika Panda (2013).

People commit wrong due to ignorance about their own tremendous knowledge and wisdom within. Though all, including  the above mentioned four persons, have treasure of knowledge within, it is a matter of awareness and constant learning to unfold them to be the masters of creation of their own ideas.     


08 November 2007

To

The Editor

University News

Association of Indian University

AIU House, 16 Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg

NEW DELHI-110 002

Sub.: Plagiarism and Proper Action for this

Dear Sir/Madam,

It is a matter of great regret and shame that maximum parts of our article entitled “Peace as the Role and Mission of University” published in University News, (Vol. 44, No.07, February 13-19, 2006, pp.12-17), were included and reprinted in the article: “Needed Global Peace Universities for Sustainable Gandhism” in the name of A. Ranga Reddy, Professor, Department of Economics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, and published in University News, Vol. 45, No. 43, October 22-28, 2007, pp.9-13. Professor Reddy has completely copied the matters of our article cited above at the pages 12-17 in his article at the pages 10-12.

Kindly go through both the articles written by us, and Professor A. Ranga Reddy as mentioned above which were published in the two different issues of University News as referred above, and take corrective measures so that such type of intellectual robbery should be stopped in future publication of University News-a highly esteemed, popular and widely circulated Journal of Higher Education, and also publish a note in the forthcoming issue of University News about the misdeed committed by Professor Ranga Reddy.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanking you,

Yours truly,

Surya Nath Prasad

Suman Shukla


Copy to:

A. Ranga Reddy, Professor, Department of Economics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


03 November, 2011

 

Kashinyadav

Manager Cargo

Chennai Area, India                                   

Aviation and Aerospace

Airport Authority of India

 

Kashinyadav,

Your article on Peace Education posted on Scribd, dated 03/06/2010 is an act of plagiarism done by you.

You have taken all the matters in your article from the texts of writings of other renowned thinkers in the field of peace education to whom you have not acknowledged.

In the beginning paragraphs of your article, you have copied the word and ideas including all the 11 References out of many from the article on the theme: Access to Peace Education written by Prof. Surya Nath Prasad published in Online Encyclopaedia of Peace of Education, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, USA, 2008.

Your act of plagiarism is the subject matter of copyright infringement law and unfair competition, and attracts legal and monetary penalties. Sometimes, penalties for plagiarism can include criminal punishments and imprisonment, and sometimes, severe penalties like suspension or termination from the job.

Kashinyadav, firstly, tell me honestly, really you know the concept, and meaning of peace education, and its methodology of learning or teaching. Secondly, References which you have cited in your article are isolated. Every reference cited in the References requires its citation in the text of the article which you have not done in your article because you have not read and studied the articles and the books which you have referred in your article. The other reason is that knowingly you have stolen the ideas of others making them of your own hence you have not given the citation in the text of your article where you have written their ideas.     

Why you copy the ideas of others while every individual (man or woman) has ample treasure within. It is a matter to open or manifest them. And he or she is capable to do so, and to be master of his or her own creation. Do not forget you can also be an original creator of the thing within you which you like most.

However, in the present circumstances, tender apology to the authors of articles and books for stealing their ideas and words for using in your article entitled Peace Education published in Scribd, dated 03/06/2010, and revise this plagiarized article of yours following the APA Style and Format.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Surya Nath Prasad         

cc.:1. Prof. Monisha Bajaj, Editor, Online Encyclopedia of Peace Education, Teachers College
           Columbia University, New York, USA

      2. copyright@scrbd.com - under Scribd DMCA Copyright infringement notification

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


28 April, 2013

To

Dr.Lokanath Mishra

Principal  

Vivek College of Education

Bijnor, U.P.

E-mail: munumishra7@gmail.com

Sub.:  Tender Apology

Dear Dr. Loknath Mishra,

Thanks for your letter dated 19 April, 2013 concerning papers for to be the edited book on the theme: Gender and Peace Education.

I have gone through your book in two volumes on Peace Education with the title: Encyclopaedia of Peace Education published by APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi in 2009.

Collection of papers in a book or books cannot be encyclopaedia. There are twelve chapters in two volumes of your Encyclopaedia of Peace Education. However, they are not properly arranged as per the requirement of an encyclopaedia.  Go through the some standard encyclopaedias, like Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Social Science Encyclopaedia, Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences and other popular encyclopaedias.

In the instant two volumes of your encyclopaedia, you have assembled several ideas of expert authors in the discipline of peace education, however, unrelated and incoherently and without using/applying any standard norm of citation in the text of chapters in the volumes of your book followed by citation in the references, and there are several citations in the references which have no citations in the text of the chapters of your book. Some ideas of other authors are cited honestly mentioning their names, though citations are not proper, and are without using any standard norm and style of citation in the text of the chapters.  At several times, ideas of other authors cited by you as quotations in the chapters of the volumes of your book are of more than 40 words which require the style of block quotation in the text citation. Even citations in the references of the book are not proper. There are standard rules for citation in the references also, which are not followed by you.  You have written the ideas of other thinker authors owning your own at several places in the chapters of your book.

Now I come to the specific point. I would like to draw your attention towards Para 2, Page v of Preface of both the Volumes of your Encyclopaedia of Peace Education,  and also  Volume I, Chapter 2.2, Para 1, Page 22 of  your encyclopaedia. The ideas written by you on the above cited pages in the chapters of your Encyclopaedia of Peace Education are not yours, but you have written owning them as yours. They are stolen ideas, and it amounts to plagiarism (intellectual theft), and you are responsible for this wrongful act, and its repercussion will not be good for you.

 The only excuse for you is that you will have to accept honestly your mistake, tell the source of the ides where from you have taken and tell the name of the author of these ideas, and tender apology.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 Dr. Surya Nath Prasad

 P.S.:  At the bottom of your current letter just below your mobile number, you have cited a short quotation: TO REACH PEACE, TEACH PEACE” without mentioning the name of the original author speaker of the idea owning your own, it also amounts to plagiarism. Put the name of the author of the idea on your letterhead just after his idea in future correspondence.

My Advice to you: Consider and use others ideas as keys to open the locked treasure of ideas within you. Make never others ideas as your own. Use them to coordinate or to compare your ideas (which will come out by constant reading of others ideas with open and critical mind) either in favour or in contrast giving them proper credit applying the standard norm of citation. Follow APA Style and Format while you are writing a paper, a chapter or a book or an encyclopaedia.     

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

25 April 2013

To

Ms Niharika Panda

Lecturer

Nalini Devi Women’s College of

Teacher Education, Bhbaneshwar, Odisha

niharikapanda78@rediffmail.com

Dear Ms Niharika,

I have gone through your article on the topic – Peace Education: The Best Investment for Future Generation published in University News, Vol. 51, No.03, January 21-27, 2013.

Your instant article is full of stolen ideas of others. You have not followed or used any established standard norm, style and format in your article and even common sense for citation of ideas taken from the writings of other authors followed by citation in the references. There is no coordination of your ideas with the ideas of other authors either in favour or disfavour. Ideas of other authors quoted by you in the text of the article, though not proper, are not referred in the references, and there are several citations in the references, but relevant citations are not in the text of you paper. In some quotations, you have taken the ideas of others which are more than 40 words that require different style of citation in the text of the article.

Now I come to the specific point. And it is a great blunder committed by you when you have taken and used others ideas owning your own. Can you tell me, the whole ideas, which you have written owning her own under the caption ‘Conclusion’ in your article, are taken from whose writings? It amounts to intellectual theft (plagiarism), and its repercussion will not be good for you.

The only excuse for you is to accept your mistake honestly, confess and tell the source (from where you have taken and whose ideas are) with the promise that you will not repeat this type of wrong acts in future.  

My advice: Make APA Style and Format your friend and teacher before you start to write a 
                   paper. Believe on your own ideas which are within you (and in every one) as
                   treasure, others ideas are keys to open the locked treasure of ides within.

Looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

Dr. Surya Nath Prasad


Coy for information to: 

The Editor

University News

New Delhi-110 002

univeritynews@aiuweb.org

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





GLOBAL ENERGY PARLIAMENT

ON

THE SCIENCE OF PEACE IN HUMANS, HUMANS IN PEACE

SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

AT

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

ORGANIZED BY

THE ISA VISWA PRAJNANA TRUST

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS FOR WORLD PEACE

ORGANIZING CHAIRMAN

DR. A. SUKUMARAN NAIR

FORMER VICE CHANCELLOR, MAHATAMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY

ANAYARA, P.O. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM-695 O29, KERALA, INDIA

Phone: +91-0471-2742533

E-mail: info@global-energy-parliament.net Website: www.global-energy-parliament.net

You may also reach at+91-9633922647, or mira@globalenergyparliament.net or chairman@globalenergyparliament.net

 MEMORANDUM

The IAEWP President, the Secretary-General, all the Vice Presidents of different affairs and other Members of Executive and Advisory Boards, National Chancellors of different Nations, Special Consultants, International Liaisons, and Representatives to the UN in Geneva and New York are requested to attend the Geneva Global Energy Parliament on 05 September, 2014, and contribute with their intellectual talent and wisdom for peace in all spheres.

 The IAEWP is a partner with The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust which is organizing the Global Energy Parliament. His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa is the founder of the Trust and the Global Energy Parliament.

The above cited information and Website of the Geneva 2014 Global Energy Parliament will enlighten you for attending the Parliament.

With best wishes,

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

Executive Vice President, IAEWP

 

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




The Global Energy Parliament is gathering for its 5th session in Geneva, to meet on the topic of “GEP2014: The Science of Peace in Humans, Humans in Peace."  


The Global Energy Parliament (GEP) is an international body whose mission to provide scientific research, recommendations and strategies with the objective of ensuring a self-sustaining, peaceful existence for human beings and the universe. GEP is organized by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, a charity organization in India founded by His Holiness Swami Isa.  

GEP2014 is co-orgnized by the World Council of Churches and the International Association of Educators for World Peace is a Partner.


Aims & Expected outcomes of GEP2014: 


1) To gather together as an international parliament, an assembly of experts in all sectors of society including Education, Science, Agriculture, Economy, Medicine, Diplomacy, Law, and Culture;


2) To discuss the issues, concerns and scientific data relating to the correlation between peace in humans and humans in peace (i.e., subjective & objective peace);


3) To collectively pass some Bills and Resolutions of the GEP pertaining to this topic, which will be submitted to all governments, calling on them to include it in their national legislation.


Some of the expected speakers include:


His Holiness Swami Isa, Founder of the Global Energy Parliament

Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose IAS, Speaker of the Global Energy Parliament

Prof. Ervin Laszlo, Philosopher & Founder, Club of Budapest, Hungary

His Holiness Dr. T. Y. S. Lama Gangchen, National Chancellor for the International Association of Educators for World Peace, Italy

Dr. Mathews George Chunakara, Director, World Council of Churches

G. Shankar, Architect & Founder, Habitat Technology Group, India

Dr. Folker Meissner, Founder of the German Institute for Energy Medicine & Bioenergetics, Germany

Dr. Christophe Dumas, Head of Solar Thermal, Atomic Energy Commission (CAE), France

Lidija Pavić-Rogošić, Director of ODRAZ Sustainable Community Development, Croatia

Julien Gueguen-Carroll, Advocate & Founder of G-C Avocats, France


Tentative Program:

 

8:30-10:30 Inaugural Function 


10:30-11 Break


11-1 Morning Session

Briefing Session

Question and Answer Hour

Introduction of a Bill

Discussion on the Bill


1-2 Lunch


2-3:45 Afternoon Session

Call Attention Motion

Submissions by Speakers

3:30 Break


4-4:30 Afternoon Session cont.

Formation of Committees 

Resolutions


4:30-5:30 Valedictory Function


6-7:30 Cultural Program


Registration

The event is free of charge and all are welcome to act as Members of the Parliament and participate in the discussions.  


For more information, please contact registration@global-energy-parliament.net, or visit our website at: www.global-energy-parliament.net





-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------













-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Call for Papers

Peace Education: An International Journal,

We have changed the main theme of Vol. 18, 2012-2013 issue of peace Education: An International Journal. The new theme is- Dr. Young Seek Choue's Oughtopia: A Peace Dream to A Peace Reality, and this issue will be dedicated to world renowned peace thinker, peace activist and peace promoter Dr. Young Seek Choue, Founder and Chancellor of Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea and Perpetual Emeritus President of International Association of University Presidents, who died on 18 February 2012. Those who know Dr. Choue may write their papers and articles on his ideas and activities of peace and their experiences with him and send them in MS Word to the editor of the Journal on or before 30 June 2013 at peaceducationsnp@yahoo.com. The President and professors of Kyung Hee University are also invited to contribute their articles on Dr. Young Seek Choue.   



CALL FOR PAPERS FOR PEACE EDUCATION JOURNAL


The main theme of 2012-2013 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal (ISSN 1991-5721) will be: Dialogue among Civilizations for Peace: The Role of Peace Education. The persons engaged in peace research, peace studies and peace education may send their papers on any topics relevant to the main theme for publication in 2012-2013 issue of Peace Education Journal on or before June 30, 2013 through e-mail at: peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com


2014-2015 issue of Peace Education Journal will be on the theme: Peace Education for Stopping Violence in Educational Institutions. Papers on different topics related to the main theme of the issue may be sent for publication on or before December 31, 2014.


News about peace books, peace journals, peace workshops, peace conferences, peace activities, peace movements, jobs in peace institutions, reviews of books on peace education, and any news related to peace and non-violence are also invited for publication in these issues, and further issues of peace education journal.   

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



FREE DISTRIBUTION OF TWO UN BOOKS

 

The following two books of the United Nations are being given as Gift to Universities, Colleges, Libraries, Organizations of public interest, and reputed individuals in the field of research and education through Peace Education: An International Journal (Founded in 1977 for Free Distribution, ISSN 1991-5721), 216, Laxminagar, NAGPUR-440 022, Maharashtra, India- 1. A Vision of Hope: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations (Pages: 328, Weight:1Kg. 212 Grams) and 2. Human Rights: The New Consensus (Pages: 304, Weight: 984 Grams). The size of the books is large from the size of the normal books.  Both the books are in paperback published by Regency Publications, London, U.K. for the United Nations.

 

Interested educational institutions, organizations of public interest, and distinguished scholars, authors and professors may receive these books at the address cited above by paying actual packing and postal charges only. They will have to write us that they would like to receive these books by Registered Air Mail Post or Ordinary Air Mail Post or Registered Surface Mail Post or Ordinary Surface Mail Post or Ordinary Book Post or Registered Book Post (if the requests for the books are from India).


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 Let noble thoughts come to us from all universe - Rigveda, I-89-i

              ISSN 1991-5721

PEACE EDUCATION

 

Vol. 17                        Founder & Editor-in-Chief: Surya Nath Prasad                          2010-2011

 

 

Global Governance for Security and Peace: The Role of Peace Education

 

Surya Nath Prasad                            1     Prologue

 Johan Galtung                                   3     Editorial: The UN, Peace and Peace Education

Young Seek Choue                           5    Pax United Nations: Towards Global Peace through

                                                                    Pax United Nations

 Charles Mercieca                              7     Pax United Nations Versus Pax Americana

Garveth Evans                                   10 National Government and Global Governance:

                                                                   Meeting the Challenges of International Decision-making                                                             
                                                                                                                     
Sir Shridath Ramphal                        18  Peace in our Global Neighbourhood

 Suman Shukla                                    23 Teachers for Helping in Maintaining Peace and

                                                                   Security: The Goals of United Nations

Surya Nath Prasad                            26 Global Governance for Security and Peace:

                                                                   The Role of Peace Education – A Peace Speech

Betty A. Reardon &                           35 Identifying Recent Publications of Significance

Surya Nath Prasad                                   to Peace Education: A Request from Betty A.

                                                                    Reardon and A Reply form Surya Nath Prasad

The Norwegian Nobel Committee       39Liu Xiaobo Awarded with Nobel Peace Prize

                                                                       foe 2010

 The Norwegian Nobel Committee       40 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and

                                                                       Tawakkul Karman Received Nobel Peace Prize

                                                                       for 2011

 The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation     41Colman McCarthy Awarded with El-Hibri Peace

                                                                         Education Prize for 2010

 The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation       42 Gene Sharp Selected the 2011 Recipient of El-Hibri

                                                                           Peace Education Prize

 South Asia Association of                      43  K. G. Vyas Honoured with Varah Mihir Award

Economic Geologists

 UN University for Peace                           44 Founder of the University for Peace passes away

Editorial Board of Peace Education         45 Sudden Death of Mrs. Saraswati Hardenia:

Journal                                                              A Condolence Message

 Suman Shukla (Author)                             46 A Book on: Peace Education: Retrospect and Prospect

                                                                             (To be published in 2012 by Peace Education Publications)

 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




































        

                                                           


















                                          













------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


      










































































------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


















Prof. Surya Nath Prasad’s Contributions   to Pace Education

The following information about Prof. Surya Nath Prasad’s activities highlight the ways in which Prof. Prasad has played, and will continue to play a role in expanding the field of peace education heightening its profile:

Surya Nath Prasad was born in 1942 in India. He is M. A. in Sociology, B. Ed.,M. Ed., M. Phil. (in Nonviolence and Peace Studies) and Ph. D. (in Education).


Prof. Prasad has received Honorary Doctorate in Peace Education from USA and in Education from Nigeria, D.Sc. from Sri Lanka, and D.Litt. in Peace Education from Netherlands at the hands of His Excellency Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former President of Government of India.


The title of his dissertation in M. Phil. research was Peace Education: Theory and Practice. It is going to be published in the book form soon. The topic of his thesis in Ph. D. research was Psycho-diagnosis of Mal-adjustment of Pupil-Teachers and their Therapy.  It was published in the book form with the title Mental Health of Teachers.

 Surya Nath  Prasad has taught as a Assistant and Associate Professor in the colleges of education for the last more  than three decades. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University in Republic of Korea.

 Surya Nath Prasad has been perpetually developing, enriching and heightening the field of peace education for the last about 45 years since 1968 through continuous writing his novel ideas of peace education for broadcasting on All India Radio, for national and international conferences, publishing them in national and international journals and books, chapters in books and in encyclopedias, and also by founding an international journal, viz. Peace Education: An International Journal in 1975, and launching its inaugural issue in1977 on the Special theme of Role of Women in Peace Education, and distributing its issues Free of Cost throughout the world. It is all for conscientization of  all types of people towards justice, nonviolence and peace.

  1967 -Prasad wrote a paper on “Indian Population: A Survey”, which was published in SANSAR (The World) on July 06, 1967.

 Again in 1967, he wrote a paper on the topic- “Legalizing Abortion: A License for Immorality”, which was published in Social Welfare Magazine in September issue.

It was published in the same year in SANSAR (The world) on 03 December and in AAJ (Today) on 17 December.

 1968 - Prasad gave his talk on the theme: Family Planning: A Demand of the Era  on All India Radio Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi and Rampur (At 8 p.m. on 8 July, 1968, also published in Sachitra Ayurveda, January, 1968 , pp. 115-118.  

 1969 - Social Conditioning of Mental Illness written by Prasad was published in   Sachitra Ayurve da (a Journal of ancient Indian Medicines)  in January, 1969 issue.

 In 1970 - Social Environment and Mental Diseases: A Sociological Approach written by Prasad was published in Prajna (Wisdom) in March, 1970.

 In the same year of 1970, he wrote a paper on the topic: Mental Illness as Social Deviance, which was published in Indian Journal of Social Research, Vol. XI,No.  2.

 1971 and 1972 - Prasad actively participated in the seminars on “Teachers’ Attitude” and “Causes of Student Unrest” respectively held in 1971 and 1972 in the Faculty of Education of Banaras Hindu University.

 In the same year in 1972, Education as the Way to Ease the Stress written by Surya Nath Prasad was published in Social Welfare, New Delhi, Vol. XIX, No. 9.

 His paper “Education and Mental Health” was published in Samshiksha, No. 2, April, 1972. Education and Mental Health, Moral Education in a Secular State and Social Development in Children: A Global Need for World Peace were presented by Surya Nath Prasad in three different Sections of the 47th All India Education Conference held at Banaras Hindu University from December 27 – 31, 1972.

 1973 - All the three papers of Prasad presented in 47th All India Education Conference were published in book form with the title Education: Mental Health and World Peace. It is basic search of the author and very thought-provoking seeking to expose education in relation to man’s fundamental nature and his composition with his mental health and peace in the society. The reviewer of this small book Dr. S. S. Mathur, Professor of Education, Lucknow University, India, writes, “The main idea underlying in these papers has been to reveal the new type of educational system, which according to the author, should be adopted in order to make it truly needful in maintaining and recovering mental health of the nation, and world peace” (The Pioneer, April 04, 1973).

 Prasad was invited to participate in the 4th Triennial Meeting of World Council and the World Conference at Pondicherry Ashram held from December 15-19, 1973. He presented his paper on the theme: Education as the Way to Achieve World Peace and Unity. The central ideas in his paper were: “It is foolish to talk world unity without attaining world peace, and it will be more foolish to talk world peace without attaining peace at individual level. I mean if we set right the man or individual, we can set right the whole world. And it is easy to set right the man rather than to set right the world. And there is possibility that if man is set right, the world would automatically be set right”.

The above cited paper was published in Peace Progress (Japan) - A Journal of  Peace Education, 1974, Vol. 1: No.1  

 1974 -  Dr.Charles Mercieca, a Professor of Alabama A& M University, Huntsville, Alabama , USA, and founder of International Association of  Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) wrote in 1974 to Surya Nath Prasad, “Dear Mr. Prasad, your philosophy and vision are same as our Association, therefore I appoint you National Chancellor of IAEWP for India”. And in different periods, Prasad was elevated to the post of   Deputy Secretary-General, Secretary-General, and elected international President four times of the IAEWP. At present Prasad is Executive Vice President of the Association. IAEWP is affiliated to five Specialized Agencies of the United Nations, viz. ECOSOC, UNCED, UNDPI, UNICEF and UNESCO.   

 1975 - Prasad attended and submitted his paper on the topic: Education for Peace and Prosperity: Retrospect and Prospect to the International Conference of the World Education Fellowship held at Bombay, India held from December 28, 1974 – January 05, 1975.

The above referred paper was published in Peace Progress Journal, Vol.1, No.  2,1975.

  His paper:  Spiritual Evolution and Education for Peace was presented in the 1st World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace held from July 29 – August02, 1074 at Bucharest, Rumania. It was published in Vidya (Education), Vol. 1, No. 3, 1975-76.

1976 - Prasad’s papers Minority Group Education in Asia: a Necessity and Self-Determination of Peoples: A possibility through Democratic Set-up were presented in the 2nd Asian Convention of the IAEWP held from August 23-25,1976at Sendai (Japan).

 His paper Peace Education: An Alternative to War Education was published in Peace Progress Journal (Hirosaki University, Japan), Vol. 1, No. 3, 1976, and Gst of  this paper was published in Journal World Education (New York, USA), Vol. 7, No. 4, 1976-77.

 1977 - Though Peace Education: An International Journal was founded in 1975 by Surya Nath Prasad, practically it was started its publication since 1977. Prasad is the editor-in-chief of the Journal. He distributes its issue Free of Cost throughout the world. Every issue of this Journal is on Special theme of peace education. Its inaugural issue was on the theme: Role of Women in Peace Education. The editorial was written by him. Themes of other past issues of Peace Education Journal are: Gandhi, Nonviolence and Peace; Disarmament Education and Peace; Democracy, Education and Peace; Papers on Peace Education ( on the eve of 1986 UN International Year of  Peace;  Science, Religion and Peace; Justice, Law, Judiciary, Education and Peace; Utopia/Oughtopia, Education and Peace, Foundations of Peace Education; Financing Higher Education to build Non-exploitative Society; Global Governance for Security and Peace: The Role of Peace Education (in Press). 

A talk on the topic “As our Elders so our so our Younger” was given by Surya Nath Prasad on All India Radio, Varanasi at 5.30 P.M. on 22 November, 1977.

 1978 - Peace through Science and Religion was written by Surya Nath Prasad as Editorial for Peace Education Journal published in 1978.

 In the same year, on the 26 June, 1978 AT 5.30 P. M. he delivered a talk on the theme: Education of Youth for Peace and Prosperity on All India Radio, Varanasi, India.

 Prasad gave another talk on 19 December, 1978, at 5.30 P. M., on the topic: Democratic Education for Peace on All India Radio, Varanasi, India.

 Prasad gave Presidential Address on the theme: Food for Peace through Education at the Second World Congress held from December 29, 1978 to January 2, 1979 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Prasad was Organizing Chairman of the Congress.

 1979 - Democracy and Education for Peace was the theme of the Editorial written by Prasad for Peace Education Journal, Vol. II,, No. 1, March, 1979.

 1980 - Prasad’s paper:  Democratic Education for one World and Peace was published in Peace Progress Journal (Thailand), Vol. II, No. 2, 1980.

 Peace Education: An Alternative to War Education was presented by Prasad at the First National Seminar on Education for Peace at Deo Samaj College of Education for Women, Ferozepore, Punjab, India held from 14-15 October, 1980.

 1981 – Prasad’s paper: Pornography as an Index of Criminal Propensity from Educators’ Viewpoint was published in Vidyaprasar Patrika (Extension Education Journal) No. 1981.

 Prasad’s paper Education and Emancipation of Women for Peace was submitted to the UNESCO Expert Meeting on the Role of Women in the Education of Young People for Peace, Mutual Understanding and Human Rights held from December 7-11, 1981 at New Delhi, India. This was attended by Prasad on invitation of UNESCO.

 Prasad’s paper: Peace an Alternative to the Future was submitted to the International Seminar on Alternative to the Future from 12-16 December, 1981 at   Indian Institute of Oriental and Orissan Studies, Cuttack, India.

 1982 - Prasad attended two days Seminar on Integration of Tribal from January11-12, 1982, S. P. College, Chandrapur, Maharashtra,  India.

 Prasad presented his paper: Education for Survival in the IAEWP World Congress held from November23-27, 1982 at George Town University, Washington, D. C., USA, and this paper was published also in University News, Vol. XXI, No. 10, May 15, 1983 and Vol. XXI, No. 11, June 1, 1983. 

 1983 – His paper: Religion and Science for Peace and Prosperity was prepared and submitted on request of Association on Zen International, Paris, France to the Symposium on Healing the Mind: The Primary Need of Civilization Today, held from May 7-9, 1983. 

 His paper: Education for Survival was published also in University News, Vol. XXI, No. 10, May 15, 1983 and Vol. XXI, No. 11, June 1, 1983. 

 Prasad prepared and submitted his paper: Education for Peace and Disarmament on request of UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education, Bucharest, Romania to the Conference on Education for International understanding, Cooperation, Peace and education Relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms held in 1983, and it was published in UNESCO European Journal of Higher Education, Bucharest, Romania, No. 3/83.

 1984 – Dr. Prasad completed Orientation Course for Teacher Educators of Secondary Teachers Training Institutions located in Tribal Areas held at National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi from 3rd to 9th February, 1984.

 1985 – Dr. Prasad’s paper on the topic: Paulo Freire’s Criticism of Educational System was published in Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XI, No. 2, July, 1985.

 His paper University as a Sanctuary of International Awakening and Peace was published in University News, Vol. XXIII, No. 30, August 6, 1985.

 A Guest Speech was given by Dr. Prasad to highlight the theme of the Seminar on the theme:  Educational Technology and New Methods of Teaching at Shri Shivaji College of Education, Amravati University (India) on 26th December, 1985 on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee Celebrations.

 1986 – Dr. Prasad gave Keynote Address on the theme: Peace Education as a Mass Movement at the Third National Conference of International Association of Educators for World Peace at Darbar Hall of Chanakya Hotel, Patna, India on October 2, 1986.

 Dr. Prasad’s paper: Teaching Peace: A Challenge to Teacher Education and Peace Education: An Necessity for Peoples Peace were submitted to the Fourth IAEWP World Congress held at Innsbruck, Austria held from 26-29 November, 1986. Teaching Peace: A Challenge to Teacher Education was published in Journal of Indian Education, November, 1986, and Peace Education; A Necessity for Peoples Peace was published as Editorial in Peace Education: An International   Journal, Vol. X, December, 1986. A Peace Education Directory prepared by Dr. Prasad was published in Peace Education Journal, Vol. X, December, 1986.

 Dr. Prasad's name was proposed for 1986 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, but that year Prize was awarded to the celebrated Brazilian educationist Paulo Freire. However,  Assistant Director-General, Sector of Social and Human Sciences of UNESOC, through his Letter No. SHS/HR/86/1294, Dated 29 December 1986,  wrote to Dr. Prasad, inter alia, "On behalf of the Director-General and on behalf of the International Jury , I should like to encourage you to persevere in your work for peace and to keep UNESCO informed of your activities."



1987 – Dr. Betty A. Reardon, Director, Peace Education Program, Teachers College Columbia University wrote to Dr. Prasad on April 20, 1987 commenting on 1986 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal: “Dear Dr. Prasad,

Thank you for the excellent December1986 issue of Peace Education. It will be a most useful resource for our Peace Education Program…Sincerely, Betty Reardon, Peace Education Program.”

The Research Paper of Dr. Prasad on the theme: Psycho-diagnosis of Maladjustment of Pupil–teachers and their Therapy was published in Indian Educational Review, October, 1987.

 Dr. Prasad wrote an Editorial on the theme: Disarmament Education for Peace for Peace Education: An International Journal,   Vol.  X, December, 1987.

 Disarmament: A Bibliography prepared by Dr. Prasad was published in Peace Education Journal, Vol. XI, December, 1987.

1988 –The candidature of Dr. Surya Nath Prasad was proposed by an American Professor Dr. Charles Mercieca of A & M Alabama University, USA, for the UNESCO Prize 1988 for Peace Education and his file was carefully examined by the International Jury.  But upon the recommendation of the Jury , the Director-General awarded the Prize to Brother Roger, founder of the community of Taize (France). And through the Letter No. SHS/HR/88/776, Dated 05 September 1988, the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences  of UNESCO wrote to the nominator Dr. Charles Mercieca, inter alia, "On behalf of the Director-General and the International Jury, I should like to encourage Dr. Prasad to continue his actions for peace and keep us informed of his activities in this field."


Dr. Prasad’s paper Educational Technology for Human Dignity and Peace was published in Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XIV, No. 4, November, 1988.

 Dr. Prasad wrote his Editorial on the theme: Gandhi, Nonviolence and Peace for Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. XII, December 1988.

 Gandhi, and Peace: A Bibliography was prepared by Dr. Prasad and published in Peace Education Journal, Vol. XII, December, 1988.

 The name of Dr. Surya Nath Prasad was nominated in 1988 for the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Award for promoting Gandhian Values outside India.

1989 – John Paul Eddy, Ph. D., Professor of Education, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203 USA wrote the Foreword for the book Mental Health of Teachers written by Dr. Prasad. Among many things, he wrote: “It is appropriate that Prasad a counselor, a professor-teacher, a scholar-researcher, and a leader in peace education write this excellent book to help all humanity.”

 1990 – Dr. Prasad attended on invitation the World Congress on Human Rights at New Delhi sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University and United Nations Commission on Human Rights at Geneva from December10-15, 1990.

 The book: Mental Health of Teachers written by Dr. Prasad was published by Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi in 1990.                                                                                                                                                                            

 1991 – Dr. Prasad delivered keynote address on the theme: Relevance of Peace Education at the Fourth National Convention of IAEWP at Trivandrum, Kerala India on 8th February,1991, and his Speech was included in the Relevance of Peace Education edited by Dr. K. S. Pillai and published by The Associated Publishers, Ambala Cant, India.

 His paper: Education as Means of Altruism for Enduring World Peace in a Nuclear Age was published in the Souvenir of IAEWP National Convention at Trivandrum, India, February, 1991.

 Dr. Prasad attended XV Annual Conference of Maharashtra State Secondary Teacher Educators at Nagpur from March 27-29, 1991.

 Dr. Prasad attended World Conference of Religions on the theme: Religion and   Human Solidarity at Cochin, Kerala, India from October 1-6, 1991.

 Dr. Prasad’s paper: Education, Altruism and Peace was published inThe Primary Teacher Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 4, October, 1991.

 1992 – Dr. Prasad wrote Editorial on the theme: Teaching Human Rights for Peace Progress Journal, Vol. V, No.1 & 2, 1991-92.

 Dr. Prasad’s paper: Peace Education and International Community was published in University News, Vol. XXX, No.2, January 13, 1992.

 Dr. Prasad participated in Hindu-Christian Dialogue at Varanasi from February 9-12, 1992.

 Dr. Prasad delivered presidential address at the IAEWP National Convention on the theme: Global Peace and Development at Surat, India on 24th July, 1992.

 Dr. Prasad gave Presidential Address on the topic:  Teaching Human Rights for Global Peace at the IAEWP 6th World Congress held at Malta from 23-28 November, 1992.

 1993 – Dr. Prasad wrote on the theme: Human Rights for Peace which was published in Lokmat Times, 21March, 1993.

Chief Guest Speech on the topic: Total Literacy for World Peace was given at the West India Zonal Conference of IAEWP at Bardoli, India on 10th December, 1993. His speech was published in International Educator, Vol. 8, No. 2 & 3, 1993.

 1994 – Dr, Prasad gave Presidential Address on the theme: Twenty-first Century School for Nonviolence at the 7th World Congress, Petersberg, Russia  on 22 May1994. This was published in International Educator, Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2, and

also in Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XX, No. 3, September, 1994.

 Dr. Prasad delivered Guest Speech on the topic: Education for Human Rights

at the IAEWP Convention on 10 December, 1994 at the Kevadiya Colony, Gujarat, India.

 1995 – Dr. Prasad delivered Keynote Speech on the theme: Education for Peace at District Institute of Education and Training, Bhopal, India on 10th May, 1995, and his Speech was published in University News, and speech was published in University News, Vol. XXXIII 19 June, 1995.

 Education for Tolerance for Peace was the theme of Dr. Prasad’s Keynote Speech delivered at the 14th Kerala State Convention of IAEWP at Kannur, Kerala, India on 17th September, 1995, and his Speech was published in International Educator (Peace Education Special), Vol. X, No. 3, 1995.

 1996 – Dr. Prasad wrote paper on the topic: My Favourite Reading: Books on Peace Education on the request of the Editor of the Journal, which was published in University News, Vol. XXXIV, 12 February, 1996.

 Dr. Prasad gave his Presidential Address on the theme: Education for   Eradication of Poverty for Peace at the Eighth Indian National Convention of IAEWP at the Government College of Education, Ujjain, M. P., India on 22 June, 1996, and his Address was published in International Educator, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1996.

 A paper entitled: Education for Justice and Peace: The Role of the UN International Year of Peace and its Future Tasks was presented by Dr. Prasad as a Panelist at the 1996 International Peace Conference held at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea from 17-19, September, 1996.

 Presidential Address was given by Dr. Prasad on the theme: Peace Education Program and Studies for Perpetually Just, Nonviolent and Peaceful Society at the Eighth World Congress of IAEWP held in collaboration with Croatian Red Cross at Split, Croatia from 26 November – 1 December 1996.

 1997 – Dr. Prasad’s paper on the topic: Teaching Human Rights for Global Peace was published in UN News, 15-30 June, 1997.

 Presidential Address was given by Dr. Prasad on the theme: Education for Environment and Peace at the International Eurasian Congress on 4th August, 1997at the Karadeniz Technical University, Giresun, Republic of Turkey (held from 2-9 August, 1997).

 The Paper: Development of Peace Education in India written by Dr. Prasad was published in International Educator, Vol. XII, No. 2, December, 1997.

 Dr. Prasad delivered Guest of Honour Speech on the theme: Ecological Literacy for All for Peace at the 6th World Environment Congress at India International Centre, New Delhi organized by Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi from 21-23 December, 1997.  

 1998 Upon the request of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias through his letter dated 8th December, 1997, Dr. Surya Nath Prasad endorsed his campaign, and is supporter and participant since 2nd February, 1998 in the Campaign to promote an International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers initiated by 17 Nobel Peace Laureates under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias.

 Upon the unanimous recommendation of the members of Organizing and Committee and the request of Dr. Young Seek Choue, Initiator of the Global Initiative for Supporting the Second Renaissance Movement through Global Campaign for Restoring Morality and Humanity, Dr. Surya Nath Prasad acknowledged his commitment as a co-initiator for  the movement and the campaign since 1998. This was proposed by Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert C. Brown and initiated by Prof. Young Seek Choue , Founder and Chancellor of Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea.

 Guest of Honour Speech was given by Dr. Prasad on the Theme: Education for Mental Health and Peace at the 2nd World Congress on Alternative Medicines and Peace at the Himalyan Healing Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26th February, 1998.

 Dr. Prasad’s Speech: Education for Environment and Peace was published under the scheme of Peace Education Mini-prints, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden, No. 92, April, 1998, and it is in Circulation through ERIC (Education Research Information Center), Washington, DC. USA .

 Dr. Prasad gave a Guest of Honour Speech on the theme: University as a Sanctuary for International Awakening and Peace at the opening ceremony of The Global Open University for Peace at Bagni di Lucca, Italy on 5th June, 1998.

 A Special Speech on the theme: Global Man as the Vision for the Next Millennium was given by Dr. Prasad at the International Peace Conference at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 26th September, 1998.

 1999 – A Special Speech on the theme: Education, Religion and Peace was delivered by Dr. Prasad  on 20 February, 1999 at the 5th World Congress of Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation (Milan, Italy) held at Kathmandu, Nepal.

 A Speech on the theme: Education, Man, Democracy and Peace was given by Dr. Prasad at the World Congress of Global Open University, Padova, Italy on3rd  May, 1999.

 A Speech on the topic: IAEWP and the Role of Education for peace was given by Dr. Prasad at the First Italian Convention of IAEWP at Milan, Italy on 4rth May, 1999.

A Speech on the theme: Religion and Science for Peace was given by Dr. Prasad at the Spiritual Forum, Madrid, Spain on 6th May, 1999.

 A Speech on the topic: Mental Hygiene and Peace was given by Dr. Prasad at the World Congress of Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, Madrid, Spain on 7th May, 1999.

 A Speech on the theme: Importance of Peace Education was delivered by Dr. Prasad at the World Peace Congress at Madrid, Spain on 8th May, 1999.

 A Speech on theme: Peace: The Role and Mission of the University for the New Millennium, and on the topic: Peace Education were given by Dr. Prasad at the 1999 Seoul International Conference of University Presidents on 13th October, 1999 at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

 A Speech on the theme: Building Democracy and One World: The Role of NGOs in the 21st Century was given by Dr. Prasad at the 1999 Seoul International Conference of NGOs held from 10-16 October, 1999 at Seoul, Republic of Korea.

 2000 – A Keynote Speech on the theme: Education, Healing and Peace was delivered by Dr. Prasad  on 11 February, 2000 at the Lama Gangchen Peace Foundation at the Himalyan Healing Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal.

 Dr. Prasad’s Speech: Peace: The Role and Mission of the University for the New Millennium was published in University Today, Vol. XX, No. 8, April, 2000.

 Peace Education in the New Millennium written by Dr. Prasad was published in the Journal Education in Asia, Vol. XX, No. 3, April-May-June, 2000.

 A Speech on the theme: Global Governance for Security and Peace of All: The Role of Peace Education was given by Dr. Prasad at the International Peace Conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea on 18th September, 2000.

 A Presidential Speech on the theme: The Role of Educators in Promoting Peace was given by Dr. Prasad at the Global Assembly of Educators for World Peace at New Delhi, India on 23rd December, 2000.

 2001 – A Chief Guest Speech on the theme: The Concept of Man and Integral Education was given by Dr. Prasad at the National Workshop on Education for Universal Consciousness at Trivandrum, Kerala, India on 4rth February, 2001.

 A Special Speech was delivered by Dr. Prasad at the Wrap-up Plenary Session of the International Peace Conference on the theme: Toward a Global Common Society for Peace through Dialogue among Civilizations on 27th September, 2001.

2002 – A Chief Guest Speech was given by Dr. Prasad on the theme: Restructuring Education based on Spiritualism at the National Seminar, Trivandrum, Kerala, India on 9th March, 2002.

 2003- A book entitled: Science, Religion and Peace was edited by Dr. Prasad with Dr. Suman Shukla , which was published by IAEWP from Nagpur, India in  2003. Prof. Johan Galtung, pioneer peace research and father of Peace Studies wrote the FOREWORD for this book of Dr. Prasad.

 Dr. Prasad gave his speech on the theme: Education for Democracy to build a Global Common Society for Peace at the International Academic Peace Conference held in Manila, the Philippines, September19-20, 2003.

 2004 – Dr. Prasad was invited by the Rector, The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Krea on the recommendation of the Chancellor of the university to teach as a Visiting Professor at The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea for the Spring Semester, 2004. Dr. Prasad was assigned to teach the course on History of Peace Ideas. This course reviews great thinkers’ peace ideas.

 2005 – Dr. Prasad wrote the Editorial on the theme: Justice, Law, Judiciary, Education and Peace for Peace Education; An International Journal, Vol. 13, 2005. Education for Justice and Peace written Dr. Prasad with Dr Suman Shukla was published in this issue of the Journal.

 2006 Utopia/Oughtopia, Education and Peace was the theme of the Editorial written by Dr. Prasad for Peace Education:  An International Journal, Vo.14, 2006.

 2007 – Dr. Prasad’s paper on the theme: Misconception and Right Concept of Peace Education was published in Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. 15, 2007.

 2008 – Dr. Prasad gave  his Speech as chief  guest on the theme: Importance of Peace Education at the At the Seminar and Performance on Indian Cultural Heritage and World Peace at Mumbai, India on  5th July, 2008.

 Dr. Prasad delivered Guest Speech on the theme: Peace Education: Medicine and Tonic for Nonviolence on 30 October, 2008 at the 18th IAEWP World Peace Congress held in Malaysia (from October 29-31 2008), and it was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor – a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace - on  2 December, 2008.

 Access to Peace Education written by Dr. Prasad on invitation was included in Online Encyclopedia of Peace Education edited Monisha Bajaj and published by Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. in 2008.

 2009 – Dr. Prasad wrote Editorial on the theme: Financing Higher Education to Build Non-exploitative Society for the Special Issue of Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. 16, 2009.

 2010 – On the theme: Peace and Nonviolence was written by Dr. Prasad for Focus Column of Sang Saeng (Living Together-Helping Each Other) –a Magazine of Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) under the auspices UNESCO, Seoul, Republic of Korea on the request of its Editor-in-Chief Kwang-Hyun Kim on the eve of UN International Decade of Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (2001-2010), which was published in the issue No. 27, Spring 2010.

 Peace Education as Solution of Terrorism and other Forms of Violence was the theme of Dr. Prasad’s Speech which was delivered at The World Forum of Spiritual Culture, Astana, Kazakhstan on October 19, 2010 (held from Oober18-20, 2010).

 Dr. Prasad wrote on the theme: Peace Education: Concept and Meaning for World Encyclopedia of Nonviolence on the request of its Editor Prof. Nankishore Acharya, which was published byPrakrit Bharati Academy, Japur, India in 2010. 

 2011- Dr. Prasad delivered his guest speech on the theme of the International Seminar: Future Education and World Peace at Bhagalpur, India on 6th November, 2011organized by Bhartiya Shiksha Shodh Sansthan (Indian Education Research Institute) in collaboration with Bhgalpur Univrsity, India.

 Dr. Prasad’s Malaysia Speech:  Peace Education: Medicine and Tonic for Nonviolence was published in Miracle of Teaching, Sept./October/Nov./ December, 2011.

 Dr.Prasad ‘s paper on the theme:  MANIFESTATION OF INHERENT ELEMENTS OF MAN FOR CREATION OF VALUES FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE was published  in  Darshan (Philosophy), December23, 2011.

 2012 - Dr. Prasad’s paper: MANIFESTATION OF INHERENT ELEMENTS OF MAN FOR CREATION OF VALUES FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE was published also in Peace and Conflict Monitor, on 17 January, 2012.

 Dr. Prasad’s paper: Global Man (Human) as the Vision for the Third Millennium: The Role of Peace Education was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor – a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace - on February 14, 2012.

 Dr. Prasad gave a speech on the theme: World Peace and Conflict Resolution at the International Rotary Club, Nagpur West on February, 2012.

Brief of Dr. Prasad’s s Speech on the theme: Global Governance for Security and Peace of All: The Role of Peace Education was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor – a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace - on June 1, 2012.

Special Note

 2011 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal is in the Press, which is on the theme: Global Governance for Peace and Security: The Role of Peace Education.

 2012 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal will be on the theme: Dialogue among Civilizations for Peace.

 2013 issue of Peace Education: An International will has been planned to be published on the theme: Role of different Religions in Peace Education.


2014 issue of Peace Education Journal will be on the theme: Peace Education for Stopping Violence in Educational Institutions.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 




PEACE PUBLICATIONS, SPEECHES AND ACTIVITIES OF

PROF. SURYA NATH PRASAD

(Including Publications Listed in Main Publications)

In 1967 -Prasad wrote a paper on “Indian Population: A Survey”, which was published in SANSAR (The World) on July 06, 1967.

Again in 1967, he wrote a paper on the topic- “Legalizing Abortion: A License for Immorality”, which was published in Social Welfare Magazine in September issue.

It was published in the same year in SANSAR (The world) on 03 December and in AAJ (Today) on 17 December.

In 1968 - Prasad gave his talk on the theme: Family Planning: A Demand of the Era  on All India Radio Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi and Rampur (At 8 p.m. on 8 July, 1968, also published in Sachitra Ayurveda, January, 1968 , pp. 115-118.  

In 1969 - Social Conditioning of Mental Illness written by Prasad was published in   Sachitra Ayurve da (a Journal of ancient Indian Medicines)  in January, 1969 issue.

In 1970 - Social Environment and Mental Diseases: A Sociological Approach written by Prasad was published in Prajna (Wisdom) in March, 1970.

In the same year of 1970, he wrote a paper on the topic: Mental Illness as Social Deviance, which was published in Indian Journal of Social Research, Vol. XI, No.  2.

In 1971 and 1972 - Prasad actively participated in the seminars on “Teachers’ Attitude” and “Causes of Student Unrest” respectively held in 1971 and 1972 in the Faculty of Education of Banaras Hindu University. In the same year in 1972, Education as the Way to Ease the Stress written by Surya Nath Prasad was published in Social Welfare, New Delhi, Vol. XIX, No. 9.

His paper “Education and Mental Health” was published in Samshiksha, No. 2, April, 1972. Education and Mental Health, Moral Education in a Secular tate and Social Development in Children: A Global Need for World Peace were presented by Surya Nath Prasad in three different Sections of the 47th All India Education Conference held at Banaras Hindu University from December 27 – 31, 1972.

In 1973 - All the three papers of Prasad presented in 47th All India Education Conference were published in book form with the title Education: Mental Health and World Peace. It is basic search of the author and very thought-provoking seeking to expose education in relation to man’s fundamental nature and his composition with his mental health and peace in the society. The reviewer of this small book Dr. S. S. Mathur, Professor of Education, Lucknow University, India, writes, “The main idea underlying in these papers has been to reveal the new type of educational system, which according to the author, should be adopted in order to make it truly needful in maintaining and recovering mental health of the nation, and world peace” (The Pioneer, April 04, 1973).

In 1973 - Prof. Prasad was invited to participate in the 4th Triennial Meeting of World Council and the World Conference at Pondicherry in India held from December 15-19, 1973, where he spoke on the theme: Education as the Way to Achieve World Peace and Unity.

In1974 - Education as the Way to Achieve World Peace and Unity was published in Peace Progress Journal (Hirosaki University, Japan) in1974, Vol. 1: No.1  

In 197 -  Prof. Prasad’s speech on Spiritual Evolution and Education for Peace was presented at the 1st World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace held from July 29 – August 02, 1074 at Bucharest, Rumania.

In 1975 - Prof. Prasad spoke on the topic: Education for Peace and Prosperity: Retrospect and Prospect at the International Conference of the World Education Fellowship held at Bombay, India from December 28, 1974 – January 05, 1975, and this was published in Peace Progress Journal (Hirosaki University, Japan), Vol.1, No. 2, 1975.

In 1976 - Prof. Prasad presented his views on the topic: Self-Determination of Peoples: A Possibility through Democratic Set-up at the 2nd Asian Convention of the IAEWP held from August 23-25,1976at Sendai (Japan), and also in the same year Prof. Prasad’s paper: Peace Education: An Alternative to War Education was published in Peace Progress Journal (Hirosaki University, Japan), Vol. 1, No. 3, 1976

In 1977 - Prof. Prasad founded Peace Education: An International Journal for free distribution, for inter alia, alerting public opinion and mobilizing the conscience of mankind to the cause of justice, peace, democracy, disarmament, protection of environment and human rights, and he wrote his editorial on Role of Women in Peace Education for 1977 inaugural issue of the journal.

In the same year, Prof. Prasad gave a talk on the topic “As our Elders so our so our Younger” on All India Radio, Varanasi at 5.30 P.M. on 22 November, 1977.

In 1978 - Prof. Prasad wrote Editorial on the theme: Peace through Science and Religion for March 1978 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal.

In the same year, on the 26 June, 1978 at 5.30 P. M. he delivered a talk on the theme: Education of Youth for Peace and Prosperity on All India Radio, Varanasi, India.

Prasad gave another talk on 19 December, 1978, at 5.30 P. M., on the topic: Democratic Education for Peace on All India Radio, Varanasi, India.

 Prasad gave Presidential Address on 29 December, 1978 on the theme: Food for Peace through Education at the Second World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace held from December 29, 1978 to January 2, 1979 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Prasad was Organizing Chairman of the Congress.

In1979 - Prof. Prasad wrote Editorial on Democracy and Education for Peace for March, 1979 issue of Peace Education Journal.

In 1980 - Prof. Prasad’s paper:  Democratic Education for one World and Peace was published in Peace Progress Journal (Thailand), Vol. II, No. 2, 1980.

In 1981 - Prof. Prasad submitted his paper on Education and Emancipation of Women for Peace to the UNESCO Expert Meeting on the Role of Women in the Education of Young People for Peace, Mutual Understanding and Human Rights held from December 7-11, 1981 at New Delhi, India. This was attended by Prof. Prasad on invitation of UNESCO.

Prasad’s paper: Peace an Alternative to the Future was submitted to the International Seminar on Alternative to the Future from 12-16 December, 1981 at   Indian Institute of Oriental and Orissan Studies, Cuttack, India.

In 1982 - Prof. Prasad presented his paper: Education for Survival in the IAEWP World Congress held from November23-27, 1982 at George Town University, Washington, D. C., USA.

In 1983 - Prof. Prasad submitted his paper: Religion and Science for Peace and Prosperity on request of Association on Zen International, Paris, France to the Symposium on Healing the Mind: The Primary Need of Civilization Today, held from May 7-9, 1983. 

Prof. Prasad’s paper: Education for Survival was published also in University News, Vol. XXI, No. 10, May 15, 1983 and Vol. XXI, No. 11, June 1, 1983. 

Prof. Prasad prepared and submitted his paper: Education for Peace and Disarmament on request of UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education, Bucharest, Romania to the Conference on Education for International understanding, Cooperation, Peace and education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms held in 1983, and it was published in UNESCO European Journal of Higher Education, Bucharest, Romania, No. 3/83.

In 1984 - Prof. Prasad completed Orientation Course for Teacher Educators of Secondary Teachers Training Institutions located in Tribal Areas held at National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi from 3rd to 9th February, 1984.

In 1985 - Prof. Prasad’s paper on the topic: Paulo Freire’s Criticism of Educational System was published in Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XI, No. 2, July, 1985.

His paper University as a Sanctuary of International Awakening and Peace was published in University News, Vol. XXIII, No. 30, August 6, 1985.

A Guest Speech was given by Prof. Prasad to highlight the theme of the Seminar on the theme:  Educational Technology and New Methods of Teaching at Shri Shivaji College of Education, Amravati University (India) on 26th December, 1985 on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee Celebrations.

In 1986 - Prof. Prasad gave Keynote Address on the theme: Peace Education as a Mass Movement at the Third National Conference of International Association of Educators for World Peace at Darbar Hall of Chanakya Hotel, Patna, India on October 2, 1986 on the eve of UN International Year of Peace

Prof. Prasad’s paper: Teaching Peace: A Challenge to Teacher Education and Peace Education: An Necessity for Peoples Peace were submitted to the Fourth IAEWP World Congress held at Innsbruck, Austria held from 26-29 November, 1986.

Teaching Peace: A Challenge to Teacher Education was published in Journal of Indian Education, November, 1986, and Peace Education; A Necessity for Peoples Peace was published as Editorial in Peace Education: An International   Journal, Vol. X, December, 1986.

A Peace Education Directory prepared by Prof. Prasad was published in Peace Education Journal, Vol. X, December, 1986.

In 1987 - Dr. Betty A. Reardon, Director, Peace Education Program, Teachers College Columbia University wrote to Prof. Prasad on April 20, 1987 commenting on 1986 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal: “Dear Dr. Prasad, Thank you for the excellent December1986 issue of Peace Education. It will be a most useful resource for our Peace Education Program…Sincerely, Betty Reardon, Peace Education Program.”

In 1987 Dr. Prasad wrote an Editorial on the theme: Disarmament Education for Peace for Peace Education: An International Journal,   Vol.  X, December, 1987.

In 1988 - Prof.. Prasad’s paper Educational Technology for Human Dignity and Peace was published in Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XIV, No. 4, November, 1988.

In1988, Prof. Prasad wrote his Editorial on Gandhi, Nonviolence and Peace for Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. XII, December, 1988.

In 1989 - John Paul Eddy, Ph. D., Professor of Education, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203 USA wrote the Foreword for the book Mental Health of Teachers written by Prof. Prasad. Among many things, he wrote: “It is appropriate that Prasad a counselor, a professor-teacher, a scholar-researcher, and a leader in peace education write this excellent book to help all humanity.”

In 1990 - Prof. Prasad attended on invitation the World Congress on Human Rights

at New Delhi sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University and United Nations Commission on Human Rights at Geneva from December10-15, 1990.

The book: Mental Health of Teachers written by Prof. Prasad was published by Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi in 1990.                                                                                                                                                                            

In 1991 - Prof. Prasad delivered keynote speech on the theme: Relevance of Peace Education at the Fourth National Convention of IAEWP at Trivandrum, Kerala India on 8th February,1991, and his Speech was included in the book Relevance of Peace Education edited by Dr. K. S. Pillai and published by The Associated Publishers, Ambala Cant, India.

His paper: Education as Means of Altruism for Enduring World Peace in a Nuclear Age was published in the Souvenir of IAEWP National Convention at Trivandrum, India, February, 1991.

Prof. Prasad attended World Conference of Religions on the theme: Religion and   Human Solidarity at Cochin, Kerala, India from October 1-6, 1991.

Prof. Prasad’s paper: Education, Altruism and Peace was published in The Primary Teacher Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 4, October, 1991.

In 1992 - Prof. Prasad wrote Editorial on the theme: Teaching Human Rights for Peace Progress Journal, Vol. V, No.1 & 2, 1991-92.

Prof. Prasad’s paper: Peace Education and International Community was published in University News, Vol. XXX, No.2, January 13, 1992.

Prof. Prasad participated in Hindu-Christian Dialogue at Varanasi from February 9-12, 1992.

Prof. Prasad delivered presidential address at the IAEWP National Convention on the theme: Global Peace and Development at Surat, India on 24th July, 1992.

Prof. Prasad gave Presidential Address on the topic:  Teaching Human Rights for Global Peace at the IAEWP 6th World Congress held at Malta from 23-28 November, 1992.

In 1993 - Prof.  Prasad wrote on the theme: Human Rights for Peace which was published in Lokmat Times, 21March, 1993.

Chief Guest Speech on the topic: Total Literacy for World Peace was given by Prof. Prasad at the West India Zonal Conference of IAEWP at Bardoli, India on 10th December, 1993. His speech was published in International Educator, Vol. 8, No. 2 & 3, 1993.

In 994 - Prof. Prasad gave Presidential Address on the theme: Twenty-first Century School for Nonviolence at the 7th World Congress of IAEWP,  Petersburg, Russia on 22 May1994. This was published in International Educator, Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2, and also in Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XX, No. 3, September, 1994.

Prof. Prasad delivered Guest Speech on the topic: Education for Human Rights at the IAEWP Convention on 10 December, 1994 at the Kevadiya Colony, Gujarat, India.

In 1995 - Prof. Prasad delivered Keynote Speech on the theme: Education for Peace at District Institute of Education and Training, Bhopal, India on 10th May, 1995, and his Speech was published in University News, Vol. XXXIII 19 June, 1995.

Education for Tolerance for Peace was the theme of Prof. Prasad’s Keynote Speech delivered at the 14th Kerala State Convention of IAEWP at Kannur, Kerala, India on 17th September, 1995, and his Speech was published in International Educator (Peace Education Special), Vol. X, No. 3, 1995.

In 1996 - Prof. Prasad wrote paper on the topic: My Favourite Reading: Books on Peace Education on the request of the Editor of the Journal, which was published in University News, Vol. XXXIV, 12 February, 1996.

Prof. Prasad gave his Presidential Address on the theme: Education for   Eradication of Poverty for Peace at the Eighth Indian National Convention of IAEWP at the Government College of Education, Ujjain, M. P., India on 22 June, 1996, and his Address was published in International Educator, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1996.

Prof. Prasad was invited by Dr. Young Seek Choue, Founder &  Chancellor of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea for participation in the 1996 International Peace Conference held from 17-19, September, 1996, where he spoke  on the theme: Education for Justice and Peace: The Role of the UN International Year of Peace and its Future Tasks.

Presidential Address was given by Prof. Prasad on the theme: Peace Education Program and Studies for Perpetually Just, Nonviolent and Peaceful Society at the Eighth World Congress of IAEWP held in collaboration with Croatian Red Cross at Split, Croatia from 26 November – 1 December 1996.

In 1997 - Prof. Prasad’s paper on the topic: Teaching Human Rights for Global Peace was published in UN News (Republic of Korea), 15-30 June, 1997.

Presidential Address was given by Prof. Prasad on the theme: Education for Environment and Peace at the International Eurasian Congress on 4th August, 1997at the Karadeniz Technical University, Giresun, Republic of Turkey (held from 2-9 August, 1997).

The Paper: Development of Peace Education in India written by Prof. Prasad was published in International Educator, Vol. XII, No. 2, December, 1997.

Prof. Prasad delivered Guest of Honour Speech on the theme: Ecological Literacy for All for Peace at the 6th World Environment Congress at India International Centre, New Delhi organized by Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi from 21-23 December, 1997.  

In 1998 - Upon the request of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias through his letter dated 8th December, 1997, Prof. Surya Nath Prasad endorsed his campaign, and is supporter and participant since 2nd February, 1998 in the Campaign to promote an International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers initiated by 17 Nobel Peace Laureates under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias.

Upon the unanimous recommendation of the members of Organizing Committee and the request of Dr. Young Seek Choue, Initiator of the Global Initiative for Supporting the Second Renaissance Movement through Global Campaign for Restoring Morality and Humanity, Prof. Surya Nath Prasad acknowledged his commitment as a co-initiator for  the movement and the campaign since 1998. This was proposed by Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert C. Brown and initiated by Prof. Young Seek Choue , Founder and Chancellor of Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea.

Guest of Honour Speech was given by Prof. Prasad on the Theme: Education for Mental Health and Peace at the 2nd World Congress on Alternative Medicines and Peace at the Himalyan Healing Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26th February, 1998.

Prof. Prasad’s Speech: Education for Environment and Peace was published under the scheme of Peace Education Mini-prints, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden, No. 92, April, 1998, and it is in Circulation through ERIC (Education Research Information Center), Washington, DC. USA.

Prof. Prasad gave a Guest of Honour Speech on the theme: University as a Sanctuary for International Awakening and Peace at the opening ceremony of The Global Open University for Peace at Bagni di Lucca, Italy on 5th June, 1998.

Prof. Prasad was invited by Prof. Young Seek Choue, Founder and Chancellor of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea to deliver Special Speech at the 1998 International Peace Conference, where he gave his Special Speech on the theme: Global Man as the Vision for the Next Millennium on 26th September, 1998.

In 1999 - A Special Speech on the theme: Education, Religion and Peace was delivered by Prof. Prasad on 20 February, 1999 at the 5th World Congress of Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation (Milan, Italy) held at Kathmandu, Nepal.

A Speech on the theme: Education, Man, Democracy and Peace was given by Prof. Prasad at the World Congress of Global Open University, Padova, Italy on 3rd May, 1999.

A Speech on the topic: IAEWP and the Role of Education for Peace was given by Prof. Prasad at the First Italian Convention of IAEWP at Milan, Italy on 4rth May, 1999.

A Speech on the theme: Religion and Science for Peace was given by Prof. Prasad at the Spiritual Forum, Madrid, Spain on 6th May, 1999.

A Speech on the topic: Mental Hygiene and Peace was given by Prof. Prasad at the World Congress of Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, Madrid, Spain on 7th May, 1999.

A Speech on the theme: Importance of Peace Education was delivered by Dr. Prasad at the World Peace Congress at Madrid, Spain on 8th May, 1999.

A Speech on theme: Peace: The Role and Mission of the University for the New Millennium, and on the topic: Peace Education were given by Prof. Prasad at the 1999 Seoul International Conference of University Presidents on 13th October, 1999 at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

A Speech on the theme: Building Democracy and One World: The Role of NGOs in the 21st Century was given by Prof. Prasad at the 1999 Seoul International Conference of NGOs held from 10-16 October, 1999 at Seoul, Republic of Korea.

In 2000 - A Keynote Speech on the theme: Education, Healing and Peace was delivered by Prof. Prasad on 11 February, 2000 at the Lama Gangchen Peace Foundation at the Himalyan Healing Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Prof. Prasad’s Speech: Peace: The Role and Mission of the University for the New Millennium was published in University Today, Vol. XX, No. 8, April, 2000.

Peace Education in the New Millennium written by Prof. Prasad was published in the Journal Education in Asia, Vol. XX, No. 3, April-May-June, 2000.

A Speech on the theme: Global Governance for Security and Peace of All: The Role of Peace Education was given by Prof. Prasad at the International Peace Conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea on 18th September, 2000.

A Presidential Speech on the theme: The Role of Educators in Promoting Peace was given by Prof. Prasad at the Global Assembly of Educators for World Peace at New Delhi, India on 23rd December, 2000.

In 2001 - A Chief Guest Speech on the theme: The Concept of Man and Integral Education was given by Prof. Prasad at the National Workshop on Education for Universal Consciousness at Trivandrum, Kerala, India on 4rth February, 2001.

Prof. Prasad was invited by Prof. Young Seek Choue , Founder and Chancellor of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea to deliver Special Speech at the Wrap-up Plenary Session of the International Peace Conference on  27th September, 2001, where Prof. Prasad spoke on the theme: Toward a Global Common Society for Peace through Dialogue among Civilizations.

In 2002 - A Chief Guest Speech was given by Prof. Prasad on the theme: Restructuring Education based on Spiritualism at the National Seminar, Trivandrum, Kerala, India on 9th March, 2002.

2003 - A book entitled: Science, Religion and Peace was edited by Prof. Prasad with Dr. Suman Shukla , which was published by IAEWP from Nagpur, India in  2003. Prof. Johan Galtung, pioneer peace research and father of Peace Studies wrote the FOREWORD for this book of Prof.  Prasad.

Prof. Prasad was invited by Founder and Chancellor Prof. Young Seek Choue of Kung Hee University, Seoul Republic of Korea to give his speech on the theme: Education for Democracy to build a Global Common Society for Peace at the International Academic Peace Conference held in Manila, the Philippines, September19-20, 2003.

In 2004 - Prof. Prasad was invited by the Rector, The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea on recommendation of Prof. Young Seek Choue, Founder and Chancellor of the University to teach as a Visiting Professor at The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea for the Spring Semester, 2004. Dr. Prasad was assigned to teach the course on History of Peace Ideas. This course reviews great thinkers’ peace ideas.

In 2005 - Prof. Prasad wrote the Editorial on the theme: Justice, Law, Judiciary, Education and Peace for Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. 13, 2005. 

In 2006 - Prof. Prasad wrote his Editorial on the theme: Utopia/Oughtopia, Education and Peace for Vol. 14, 2006 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal.

In 2007 - Prof. Prasad’s paper on the theme: Misconception and Right Concept of Peace Education was published in Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. 15, 2007.

In 2008 - Prof. Prasad gave his Speech as Chief Guest on the theme: Importance of Peace Education at the Seminar on Performance of Indian Cultural Heritage and World Peace at Mumbai, India on 5th July, 2008.

Prof. Prasad  was invited to deliver Guest Speech on the theme: Peace Education: Medicine and Tonic for Nonviolence on 30 October, 2008 at the 18th IAEWP World Peace Congress held in Malaysia (from October 29-31 2008), and his speech was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor – a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace, on  2 December, 2008.

Access to Peace Education written by Prof. Prasad on invitation was included in Online Encyclopedia of Peace Education edited Monisha Bajaj and published by Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA in 2008.

In 2009 - Prof. Prasad wrote Editorial on the theme: Financing Higher Education to Build Non-exploitative Society for the Special Issue of Peace Education: An International Journal, Vol. 16, 2009.

In 2010 - Prof. Prasad was invited by Kwang-Hyun Kim, Editor-in-Chief of Sang Saeng (Living Together-Helping Each Other) a Magazine of Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) under the auspices of UNESCO, Seoul, Republic of Korea to write  on the theme: Peace and Nonviolence for its Focus Column on the eve of UN International Decade of Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (2001-2010). Editor Kim requested Prof. Prasad to write non-academic article on the assigned theme. Prof. Prasad’s article was published in No. 27, Spring, 2010 issue of the Sang Saeng Magazine (Search Website: No. 27, APCEIU).

Prof. Prasad was invited as a Guest Speaker for participation in the World Forum of Spiritual Culture at Astana, Kazakhstan, where he delivered his Speech on the theme: Peace Education as Solution of Terrorism and other Forms of Violence on October 19, 2010 (held from Oober18-20, 2010).

 Prof. Prasad was requested by Editor Prof. Nandkishore Acharya to write on the topic: Peace Education: Concept and Meaning (Shanti Shiksha: Awadharna Evam Aarth) for World Encyclopedia of Nonviolence (Ahimsa-Vishwa  Kosh), which was included in it and  published by Prakrit Bharati Academy, Jaipur & Bhavarlal-Kantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation, Jalgaon, India in 2010. 

2010-2011 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal was released on the theme: Global Governance for Peace and Security: The Role of Peace Education. Prologue for this issue was written by Prof. Prasad and Editorial on the topic: The UN, Peace and Peace Education was written by Prof. Johan Galtung.

In 2011 - Prof. Prasad delivered his guest speech on the theme of the International Seminar: Future Education and World Peace at Bhagalpur, India on 6th November, 2011organized by Bhartiya Shiksha Shodh Sansthan (Indian Education Research Institute) in collaboration with Bhgalpur Univrsity, India.

In 2012 - Prof. Prasad’s paper: Manifestation of Inherent Elements in Man for Creation of Values for Sustainable Peace was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor- a Journal of UN Mandated University for Peace- on 17 January, 2012.

Prof. Prasad’s paper: Global Man (Human) as the Vision for the Third Millennium: The Role of Peace Education was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor – a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace - on February 14, 2012.

Prof. Prasad gave a speech on the theme: World Peace and Conflict Resolution at the International Rotary Club, Nagpur West on 21 February, 2012.

Brief of Prof. Prasad’s s Speech on the theme: Global Governance for Security and Peace of All: The Role of Peace Education was published in Peace and Conflict Monitor – a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace - on June 1, 2012.

In 2013 - Prof. Prasad’s interview on the topic: Importance of Peace Education in Man’s Life was taken for half an hour by a T.V. Anchor, which was relayed on 8 January, 2013 at 4.30 p.m. on UCN News Channel.

2012-13 issue of Peace Education: An International Journal will be on the theme: Dialogue among Civilizations for Peace, which is due to be released in December 2013. Again Prof. Prasad will write the Prologue and Prof. Galtung will write the Editorial for this issue of the journal.

2013-14 issue of Peace Education: An International has been planned to be published on the theme:  The Role of different Religions in Peace Education, and the Editorial for this issue will be written by Prof. Prasad

2014-2015 issue of Peace Education Journal will be on the theme: Peace Education for Stopping Violence in Educational Institutions.                                                             



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




RESUME OF PROF. SURYA NATH PRASAD

 

 

Prof. Surya  Nath Prasad was born in 1942 in India. He is M. A. in Sociology, M. Ed., M. Phil in Non-Violence and Peace Studies and Ph.D. in Education. Prof. Prasad has received Honorary Doctorate in Peace Education from USA and in Education from Nigeria, D.Sc. from Sri Lanka, and D.Litt. in Peace Education from Netherlands at the hands of His Excellency Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former President of Government of India.

Prof. Prasad has taught as Assistant and Associate Professor in the Colleges of Education of Gorakhpur, Nagpur and Osmania (Hyderabad) Universities in India for the last 30 years. He is a Former Visiting Professor of Peace Studies in Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. He was Adjunct Professor for Romano-Byzantine Institute, Brainerd, Minnesota, USA, and is a Member of Academic Council of Universite Libre des Sciences de L’ Home De Paris, France. He is a Ph.D. Guide in the Faculty of Education, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and Mentor in Peace Education at The World University, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Prof. Prasad is Honorary Executive President of The Global Open University for World Peace, Italy.

Prof. Prasad is former President and currently Executive Vice President of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP). The IAEWP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) affiliated to UN-ECOSOC, UNDPI, UNICEF, UNCED & UNESCO. Prof. Prasad is a Representative to the UN and UNESCO for IAEWP, and a Consultant to the UNESCO Chair in Education for the Mauritius State Institute of Education, Mauritius.                                                      

 

Prof. Prasad founded Peace Education: An International Journal in 1975 and got its registration in 1977 and he distributes its every issue free of cost throughout the world. He published its inaugural issue on the theme Role of Women in Peace Education on the eve of 1975 UN International Year of Women. He is its Editor-in-Chief. He was Chief Editor of IAEWP Journal Peace Progress. He is Associate Editor of Diplomacy Journal (Republic of Korea). Prof. Prasad is a Member of Editorial Board of Peace and Conflict Review, a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica (Central America). Prof. Prasad is a Fellow of United Writers Association of India. He is a Biographee of International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, Cambridge, England.

His 10 books, more than 100 papers and 4 Radio Talks on the different themes of peace education have already been published, released and broadcasted. Lund University of Sweden has published his 3 Presidential Speeches on the topics of peace education given at different national and international conferences. Prof. Prasad edited the five books in the Series of Peace Education, viz. Disarmament Education and Peace; Gandhi, Non-Violence and Peace; Democracy, Education and Peace; Women, Education and Peace (1995); and Science, Religion and Peace (2003). Professor Johan Galtung (pioneer of peace research) has written the Foreword for the book Science, Religion and Peace.  

Prof. Prasad participated in 70 national, continental and international conferences. He visited Republic of Korea (6 times), Republic of Croatia, Republic of Turkey, Italy (two times), Spain and Nepal (three times), Philippines, Malaysia and Kazakhstan as a Guest Speaker to deliver his Presidential, Keynote, and Special Speeches at the International Peace Conferences, and the Organizing Committees of the conferences of these countries took the responsibility of expenses on his travel and accommodation. Prof. Prasad was Organizing Chairman of Second World Congress of IAEWP held in India in 1978-79, and International Co-ordinator of Sixth World Congress of IAEWP held in Malta in 1992.

 

Prof. Prasad is a Co-initiator of the Global Initiative for Supporting the Second Renaissance Movement through the Global Campaign for Restoring Morality and Humanity proposed by Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert C. Brown and initiated by Prof. Young Seek Choue, Ph. D., Founder & Chancellor of Kyung Hee University System, Republic of Korea.

Prof. Prasad is a supporter and participant in the Campaign to promote an International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers initiated by 17 Nobel Peace Laureates under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias former President of Costa Rica.

 

Prof. Prasad is a recipient of several peace awards for his service to the cause of peace and peace education.

Prof.  Prasad’s wife Dr. Suman Shukla isa Associate Professor, College of Education, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. She assists Prof.. Prasad in editing Peace Education: An International Journal as its Associate Editor (Hon.).

 

Prof. Prasad and his wife Dr. Suman have two children-Dr. Maneeshi Prasad (son) and Dr.  Vidushi Prasad (daughter).

 

e-mail: peaceeducationsnp@yahoomail.com

Website: http://www. sites.google.com/site/peaceeducationsnp/

               

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




ABOUT THE EDITORS OF 

PEACE EDUCATION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL


Prof. Surya  Nath Prasad was born in 1942 in India. He is M. A. in Sociology, M. Ed., M. Phil in Non-Violence and Peace Studies and Ph.D. in Education. Prof. Prasad has received Honorary Doctorate in Peace Education from USA and in Education from Nigeria, D.Sc. from Sri Lanka, and D.Litt. in Peace Education from Netherlands at the hands of His Excellency Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former President of Government of India.
Prof. Prasad has taught as Assistant and Associate Professor in the Colleges of Education of Gorakhpur, Nagpur and Osmania (Hyderabad) Universities in India for the last 30 years. He is a Former Visiting Professor of Peace Studies in Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. He was Adjunct Professor for Romano-Byzantine Institute, Brainerd, Minnesota, USA, and is a Member of Academic Council of Universite Libre des Sciences de L’ Home De Paris, France. He is a Ph.D. Guide in the Faculty of Education, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and Mentor in Peace Education at The World University, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Prof. Prasad is Honorary Executive President of The Global Open University for World Peace, Italy.
Prof. Prasad is former President and currently Executive Vice President of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP). The IAEWP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) affiliated to UN-ECOSOC, UNDPI, UNICEF, UNCED & UNESCO. Prof. Prasad is a Representative to the UN and UNESCO for IAEWP, and a Consultant to the UNESCO Chair in Education for the Mauritius State Institute of Education, Mauritius.                                                       

Prof. Prasad founded Peace Education: An International Journal in 1975 and got its registration in 1977 and he distributes its every issue free of cost throughout the world. He published its inaugural issue on the theme Role of Women in Peace Education on the eve of 1975 UN International Year of Women. He is its Editor-in-Chief. He was Chief Editor of IAEWP Journal Peace Progress. He is Associate Editor of Diplomacy Journal (Republic of Korea). Prof. Prasad is a Member of Editorial Board of Peace and Conflict Review, a Journal of UN mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica. Prof. Prasad is a Fellow of United Writers Association of India. He is a Biographee of International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, Cambridge, England.
His 10 books, 100 papers and 4 Radio Talks on the different themes of peace education have already been published, released and broadcasted. Lund University of Sweden has published his 3 Presidential Speeches on the topics of peace education given at different national and international conferences. Prof. Prasad edited the five books in the Series of Peace Education, viz. Disarmament Education and Peace; Gandhi, Non-Violence and Peace; Democracy, Education and Peace; Women, Education and Peace (1995); and Science, Religion and Peace (2003). Professor Johan Galtung has written the Foreword for the book Science, Religion and Peace.  
Prof. Prasad participated in 65 national, continental and international conferences. He visited Republic of Korea (6 times), Republic of Croatia, Republic of Turkey, Italy (Two times), Spain and Nepal (three times), Philippines, and Malaysia to deliver his Presidential, Keynote, Guest and Special Speeches at the International Peace Conferences. Prof. Prasad was Organizing Chairman of Second World Congress of IAEWP held in India in 1978-79, and International Co-ordinator of Sixth World Congress of IAEWP held in Malta in 1992.

Prof. Prasad is a Co-initiator of the Global Initiative for Supporting the Second Renaissance Movement through the Global Campaign for Restoring Morality and Humanity proposed by Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert C. Brown and initiated by Prof. Young Seek Choue,

Ph. D., Founder & Chancellor of Kyung Hee University System, Republic of Korea.

Prof. Prasad is a supporter and participant in the Campaign to promote an International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers initiated by 17 Nobel Peace Laureates under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias former President of Costa Rica.

Prof. Prasad is a recipient of several peace awards for his service to the cause of peace and peace education.

Dr. Suman Shukla is B. Sc., M. Sc. (Maths.), B. Ed., M. Ed. and Ph. D. (Education) from Banaras Hindu University, and M.Sc. in Communication Subject Education, Y. C. M. Open University of India.

Dr. Shukla has been teaching as Assistant and Associate Professor for the last more than 25 years in the R.T.M. Nagpur University’s Bar.

S. K. Wankhede College of Education, NAGPUR-440010,Maharashtra,India.

Dr. Shukla has written several papers on the themes of peace education and on the problems of methodology of teaching peace and on other educational themes. Her papers have been published in national and international Journals. She is Co-Editor (with Dr. Surya Nath Prasad) of five books on the different topics of Peace Education as mentioned above in para five She is Honorary Associate Editor of Peace Education: An International Journal.

Dr. Shukla has participated at the several national and international conferences. In 2001, she attended International Peace Conference on invitation held at the Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and she presented her paper on the theme: Dialogue for Authentic Education and Peace.  She was invited at the 2003 Manila International Peace Conference in Philippines where she presented her paper: Education for Human-centrism through Neo-Renaissance for Peace.  In 2008, she was invited as a Guest Speaker at the 18th IAEWP World Peace Congress held at Sun-Way Pyramid Convention Centre in Malaysia where she delivered her speech on the theme Mathetics for Peace: A Challenge to Peace Education on 30 October, 2008. And the text of her speech with the title: Mathetics and the Relationship between Peace and Learning was published in UN mandated University for Peace’s Journal Peace and Conflict Monitor under its Speech Column, dated 01 May, 2009. 

During the period of 2010 and 2011, Dr. Shukla was more active in academic activities. She put her ideas on the theme: Importance of Education in Character Formation at the National Seminar Conference on Prospects of Higher Education at Nagpur, India on 30 September 2010. She spoke on the theme: Positive Psychology and Mental Health at the UGC sponsored National Seminar at Nagpur on 30 August 2011. She delivered her speech on the theme: World Peace and Maitribhavana (Fellow-Feeling) at the International Conference of IAEWP at Bhopal, India on 8 October 2011. Dr. Shukla  participated  in Regional  Workshop on Emerging Scenario of Research in Teacher Education at PGTD of Education, RTM Nagpur University  on 11 October 2011. Her paper on the theme – Oughtopia: Dr. Choue’s Model of World Peace was published in Indian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Vol. 2, Issue 2, July-December 2011.

Dr. Shukla is recipient of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award and Dadasaheb Gaikwad Award.

Prof. Prasad and his wife Dr. Suman have two children-Maneeshi (son) and Vidushi (daughter).


E-mail: peaceeducationsnp@yahoomail.com

Website: http://www. sites.google.com/site/peaceeducationsnp/

 

 

 


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


CALL FOR PAPERS

DATE EXTENDED UP TO 31 DECEMBER, 2010 FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND OTHER RELEVANT MATTERS

FOR

PEACE EDUCATION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

(Founded in 1977)

Vol. XVII, 2009-2010

Founder & Editor-in Chief

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

Former Visiting Professor

The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Associate Editor

Suman Shukla, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

RTM Nagpur University College of Education

Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA


We invite the prospective authors who are engaged in the field of peace education, peace studies and peace researches to send their articles, papers, views on the Special issue (on the theme Global Governance and Peace Education)  of our Journal Peace Education on or before 30 December, 2010 through e-mail at: peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com or by post to: The Editor, Peace Education: An International Journal, 216, Laxminagar, NAGPUR-440 022, Maharashtra, India.

 Sub-themes of the issue of the Journal are: 1.Need of Global Governance and Peace, 2. Global Governance by Cross-national Organization and Peace, 3. Global Governance by Supra-national Organization and Peace, 4. Global Governance by Transnational Organization and Peace, 5. Peace through United Nations, 6. NGOs as Partners in Global Governance and Peace, 7. Role of Peace Education in Global Governance. However, authors are free to choose their own topics for their papers.

 Reviews of the books may also be sent. News, reports, activities, events, proposals, conferences, publications or on any other items related to peace are also welcome.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


PEACE EDUCATION JOURNAL

Peace education: An International Journal was founded in 1975 by Surya Nath Prasad and it got its registration in 1977 with the Registrar of Newspapers, government of India.  Its Registration Number is RN 29220/77 and ISSN is 1991-5721. The Inaugural issue of the Journal was on theme of Role of Women in Peace Education dedicated to 1975 UN International Year of Women. Every issue of the Journal is on the special theme of Peace Education. The titles of a few past issues of  Peace Education Journal are Disarmament, Education and Peace; Democracy, Education and Peace; Gandhi, Nonviolence, and Peace; Science, Religion and Peace; Justice, Law, Judiciary, Education and Peace; Utopia,/Oughtopia, Education and Peace; Foundations of Peace Education, Financing for Free Education to All to Build Non-Exploitative Society for Peace.

Peace Education Journal is in the service of alerting public opinion and mobilizing the conscience of mankind to the cause of justice, peace, tolerance, disarmament, protection of environment and human rights, and in the light of Gandhian nonviolence and trusteeship, considering man everywhere as composed of body, vitality, mind , intellect and spirit integrally and their manifestation through perpetual integral education free of charge to all to be just to create peace, and also in the spirit of UNESCO’s Constitution and the Charter of the United Nations since its inception in 1977 by providing international platform for dialogue being distributed  free of cost throughout the world  by its founder, editor and publisher  Surya Nath Prasad.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


SCIENCE, RELIGION AND PEACE

Science, Religion and Peace is edited by Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D., Former Visiting Professor of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea, and  Suman Shukla, Ph. D., Associate Professor of RTM Nagpur University’s Bar. S. K. Wankhede College of Education, Nagpur. The Foreword of this book has been written by Johan Galtung, Ph. D., Professor of Peace Studies, Director, Transcend:  A Peace and Development Network, and Rector, Transcend University. This book is published by Surya Nath Prasad for International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) at 216, Laxminagar, Nagpur-440 022, Maharshtra, India.Cell phone:91- 9823134698,  e-mail: peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com

The book Science, Religion and Peace is one of the Series in Peace Education. This book tells about the demerits and misuse of science and religion if they work separately. Science in absence of religion makes man slave of his own passions, desires, and animal nature. And religion in absence of Science makes man vulgar, mythical, dogmatic, orthodox, and superstitious. Hence mere science creates doubts, fear terror in man which disturb peace.. And only religion also leads man to regress even to acquire lower level of prosperity. This book deals also with the importance of  science and religion integrally in building and sustaining peace in individuals, nations and the world. Science trains man to deal with physical life successfully. And religion enables man to realize his spiritual self. Science and religion both are complementary to each other. Hence science and religion both are essential for the development of integral or global men and women to attain prosperity and peace for all.

The titles of the contents of the book are: Foreword: Johan Galtung, Preface: Surya Nath Prasad & Suman Shukla, Editorial: Peace through Science and Religion: Suryanath Prasad & Suman Shukla, Science, Philosophy and Religion: L. R. Shukla, Space Philisophy and Academic Revolution: Charles Mercieca,  Techno-Nemesis: The Expropriation of Education: John M. Raftery, Teaching Cultural Values: A Strategy for Peace: John W. Friesen, The Future of Religion: August Bebel, What is the Christian Position on War?: John P. Eddy,  A. Cosmology of Hope: Irving F. Laucks, Lasting Peace: R. R. Diwakar, Universal Impact of Indian Religion: Swami Sanatan Brhmachari, The Next Future in Planetary Evolution: Your Role in a Changing World: Howard John Zitko, Against the Abuse of Science: Scientists'  Voice and Appeal, World Religious Conference at Moscow: V. Lysenkov& I. Troyanovsky, Peace Education: A Deliberative Meet: Suman Shukla, Name Index and Subject Index.

The book includes the ideas of great authors of the world around including the appeals of scientists and religious workers about the necessity of integrated science and religion for creating and promoting peace on the planet earth.

This book is useful for scholars, researchers and teachers of peace studies and peace education, peace activists; scientists, religious workers and political leaders. It will suit to all libraries personal as well as institutional.  


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


 
SHANTI SHIKSHA: SIDDHANT EVAM VYAVAHAR
(PEACE EDUCATION : THEORY AND PRAXIS)
ISBN: 978-81-909478-0-0
2010
By
 Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.
Former Visiting Professor
The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies
Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Publisher

Peace Education (Publications)

e-mail: peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com

            The book Shanti Shiksha: Siddhant Evam Vyavahar (Peace Education: Theory and Praxis) is in Hindi, and its English  version will soon be released.   

Today peace education has become the subject of UN Policy, research and training by UNESCO, the Council of Europe and ministries of education, various universities throughout the world and a worldwide transnationally conceived and conducted NGO Global Campaign for Peace Education.

 The author accepted the need and importance of peace education not only for eradicaion of violence, war, terrorism, injustice, poverty, exploitation and diseases, but also for to be man along with to be persons of different relations, sects, languages, nations, castes, races and professions. However, bravely and thoroughly reviewing, he has denied the current concept, contents and teaching methods of peace education, and has presented its right concept, contents and methods.

The book is unique, and it provides right direction and outlook to peace education.

 The present book is the creation of the author’s experience of three decades in the field of peace education.

 Chapters in the book are : Chapter 1. Relevance of Peace Education : (a) Problems of Present Education, (b) Need and Importance of Peace Education, (c) Meaning and Aims of Peace Education; Chapter 2. Development of Peace Education : (a) Origin of Peace Education, (b) Initiators of Peace Education and their Contributions, (c) History of Peace Education, (d) Development of Peace Education in India; Chapter 3. Peace Education : Place, Institutions and Net (Websites) – (a) Place of Peace Education in Educational Institutions, (b) Peace Education Net (Websites); Chapter 4. Contents and Methods of Peace Education : (a) Contents of Peace Education, (b) Methods of Peace Education; and Chapter 5. Conclusions, Discussión and Suggestions : (a) Conclusions and Discussions, (b) Suggestions.



The book is very useful to all to be man generally, and to students, teachers, researchers and thinkers of peace education particularly. The book is the best for personal, institutional and public libraries.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



HINDUISM AND PEACE EDUCATION

(ISBN: 978-81-909478-1-7)

2010

By

 Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.
Former Visiting Professor
The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies
Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Publisher

Peace Education (Publications)

                                                                                                        e-mail: peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com


         Hinduism, based on Vedanta (Upanishads), is a religion of perpetual verifiable truth. It   is a religion of universe and God in man (including in woman). It is a religion that claims the manifestation of perfection already exists in man and woman. Hinduism is very much peace education. Because Hinduism advocates self-education for perpetual discovery, it enables every individual man  or woman without any discrimination to manifest / to unfold / to evolve the perfection already in him or her   to be man incarnation of God, who would naturally be a peaceful creature living together peacefully on this planet earth. Thus peace education in Hiduism is perpetual education of the self, by the self and for the self resulting in sustainable peace within and outside.

         The author of the book has tried to deal with the whole concept of Hinduism and Peace  Education under the following captions: 1. What is Hinduism?,2. Impact of Hinduism on other Religions and persons of other Sects, 3. Thinkers and Practitioners of of Similar Theories and Praxis of Hinduism, 4. Hinduism in View World Thinkers, 5. Peace Education: Why?, 6. Concept of Peace in Hinduism, 7. Peace Education in Hinduism: (a) Concept of Peace Education, (b) Meaning of Peace Education, 8. No Fear of Peace Education of Hinduism for Nation-States, 9. Need of Awakening among Peoples towards Peace Education of Hinduism, Notes and References.

This book is unique in the field of peace education. This is core of all educations. The ideas contained in the book will certainly provoke the thinkers and learners of existing  peace education to think freely and impartially to  dialogue, to amend,  to adopt, to follow and to practice it, and help others to know  and practice it.  

This volume is valuable for every man and woman without any discrimination to be self awakened to be man (human) for justice, peace and nonviolence.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

Peace Education: An International Journal                                                                                                                                                                                Vol. XVI, 2008-2009


FORUM FOR DIALOGUE

 HINDUISM AND PEACE EDUCATION

By

Surya Nath Prasad

 COMMENTS OF EDITORS EDWARD J. B., JING LIN AND JOHN P. MILLER, AND RESPONSES OF AUTHOR SURYA NATH PRASAD

Dr. Surya Nath Prasad, Founder and Editor of Peace Education: An International Journal, was requested by Prof. Jing Lin OF College of Education, University of Maryland, USA through her e-mail letter dated 29 December, 2007 on recommendation of Dr. Monisha Bajaj of Teachers College Columbia University, to write a Chapter on the theme Hinduism and Peace Education for the proposed book Spirituality, Religion and Peace education to be edited by her and Prof. John P. Miller Scheduled  to be published by Information Age Publishing, USA. Later, the name of Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier of School of  Education, Colorado State University was added as co-editor of the book.

The Chapter was of 19 pages in the first submission on August 15, 2008 as required limit of length of the Chapter. In second submission, it was of 28 pages due to Editor Edward ‘s requirements for the first revision of the Chapter meeting his demands to supply more information about the thinkers and their ideas cited in the Chapter as quotations by putting his 84 comments. In the third submission, the Chapter was of 40 pages because Editor Edward put 53 comments wishing from the author to have more elaboration of some ideas with more descriptions and examples in second revision of the Chapter. And at the end, the Editors of the proposed book jointly reduced with their three comments and dictated their terms to the author to amend the Chapter in third revision, if the author wishes his Chapter to be included in their proposed edited book. Finally, the author of the Chapter Hinduism and Peace Education withdrew his Chapter from the scheme of the proposed book Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education to be edited by Prof. Jing Lin, Prof. John P. Miller and Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier and to be published by Information Age Publishing with submission of his point-wise responses for their comments- cum- suggestions.

The following excerpts are the results of dialogue between editors Edward J. Brantmeier, Jing Lin and John P. Miller of the book: Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education, and author Surya Nath Prasad of the Chapter : Hinduism and Peace Education.

Ideas of the editors of the book in the form of their comments and suggestions, and the author of the Chapter in the form of his responses will certainly incite, provoke and motivate the highly enlightened readers, teachers, scholars and thinkers in peace education to express and put their ideas for and against, and also their own independent views on the relevant points for further discussion. Views of the participants expressed with their sound reasoning in this open dialogue will be published in toto in the forthcoming issues of our Journal Peace Education.

 

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES IN FIRST REVISION

 

Editor Edward Brantmeier’s Comments (dated 14 March, 2009) and author Surya Nath Prasad’s Responses (23 May, 2009 and 04 June, 2009) for the first revision of the Chapter are:

 Edward J. B. Comments

 4. HUMAN? PLEASE REWORK THIS SENTENCE FOR CLARITY...

 7. Because we are not fully human? Please clarify. Also, this sentence is not a complete sentence,    
    but a figment...                                                     

 8. Our humanity? Please consider the audience-a globally audience will read this book... some might    
     be put off by the use of “man” rather than human                                                                                                                                     

10. The condition that he set forth.... Please reword here...

 11. Because we are not fully human, ---, please reword this sentence to  include the themes in the   
      quote.

 14. Human? Again, to some Western readers, especially feminists like myself, this will be an off-
      putting word choice rather than an inclusive and inviting word choice...                                                                                                             

15. THIS IS A STRONG UNIVERSAL CLAIM GIVEN THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER  
      RELIGIONS REPRESENTED IN THIS BOOK ON SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION AND PEACE
      EDUCATION. CLAIMING THAT IT IS THE “BEST” EXCLUDES RATHER THAN CONNECTS.

      PLEASE RETHINK HOW YOU WANT THE OPENING SENTENCE TO COME OFF, GIVEN NOW
      IT IS EXCLUSIONARY RATHER THAN INVITING THE READER, MANY OF WHICH WILL BE
      NON-HINDUS,INTO A DIALOGUE ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF THE HINDU WAY OF LIFE  
      FOR CREATING PEACE-BOTH INNER AND SOCIATAL.

 59. AGAIN I RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE FULLY HUMAN AS TO NOT BE OFFENSIVE OR  
      EXCLUSIONARY IN THE EYES OF FEMINISTS...

 69. WE’LL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE COMMON USE OF “MAN” TO CONNATE “HUMINITY.”                    
      AGAIN I ADVISE THAT YOU CHANGE THIS BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE OFF-PUTTING TO SOME
      READERS....

 76. SEE PRASAD, TAGORE USED “HUMANITY” I THINK YOU SHOULD TOO.                                                   
     

 Surya Nath Prasad Responses on the above cited comments of Edward

  The word ‘man’ has not been replaced with human. Man  means human also. But man will be man or human only after manifestation through religion or peace education. Before that, he or she merely looks like man or human. Jean Jacques Rousseau rightly observed: “Man is born free,  and  everywhere he is in shackles.” To be man, he has to  be free from the shackles. Man is the central idea of this Chapter, for Hinduism is the religion of man- making peace education. In this sense, the word ‘man’ is used as a very broad, universal  and comprehensive term as in the process of to be what the man (he or she) is. And ‘man’ does not mean male adult only, but man includes male and female both. In the above cited quote of Rousseau also, man includes male and female both. In this Chapter at page 16,  in Taittiriyopanishad, the word man is used as inclusive of male and female both when man is defined as made of five sheaths, and also at the same page, this word is used in the same sense when Saint Tulsidasa defines man, in his Ramacharitmanas, as made of five elements. In this Chapter at page 3, the word man (for male and female both) was used by the Greek philosopher while he was searching man. Jayashankar Prasad (at page 11 of this Chapter) also used the word man inclusive of male and female both.

The following named books have the word ‘man’, carrying the meaning inclusive of male and female both, in their titles:

1.    Man, The Unknown

                                   by Alexis Carrel

2.    The Spiritual Crisis of Man

                                   by Paul Brunton

3.    The Religion of Man

                                   by Rabindranath Tagore

4.    Man and Indian Societ

                                    by K. Damodaran

5.    The Concept of Man

                                     Edited by S. Radhakrishnan & P. T. Raju                       
                                                                              

In the book: The Concept of Man, there are the following Chapters in which the word ‘Man’ is used for male and female both:

 

1.    The Concept of Man in Greek Thought

                        by John  Wild

2.    The Concept of Man in Jewish Thought

                        by A. J. Heschel

3. The Concept of Man in Chinese Thought

                                 by W. T. Chan

 

4. The Concept of  Man in Indian Thought

                        by P. T. Raju

5. The Concept of Man in Christian Thought

                                 by Ernst Benz

6.    The Concept of Man in Islamic Thought

                        by Ibrahim Madkour

7.    The Concept of Man in Marxist Thought

                        by M. B. Mitin

And there are many other thinkers who used the term ‘man’ as inclusive of male and female both, and for the human also.

 Edward J. B. Comments

 13. To grow? May be to educate humans to their fullest potential?

16. Very nice… how much will you get into the origins of Hinduism as peace education-an 
      examination of the peace education in the Vedas and Upanishads would be most excellent…

     SO YOU ARE VALIDATING THE IMPORTANCE OF HINDUISM "FROM WESTERN PERSPECTIVES, OK....

19. CAPITAL “C”

      WHY IS THIS CATHOLIC MINDED? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT PART OF THE QUOTE…

 21. SO MUCH OF THESE QUOTES CELEBRATE THE GREATNESS OF HINDUISM… HOW DO
      THEY CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR THESIS ABOUT THE APPROACH OF HINDUISM AS
      INHERENTLY PEACE EDUCATION? THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE CLEAR SOMEWHERE IN
      THIS STRING OF QUOTES….

 25. AGAIN, HOW DO THESE QUOTES LEAD BACK TO THE CENTRAL POINT OF THIS
       CHAPTER.... PLEASE INTERPRET THE QUOTES FOR YOUR GLOBAL READERS AND ALSO
       SUMMARIZE THE MAJOR THEMES FROM THE QUOTE. HOW DO THOSE THEMES LINK
       BACK TO THE MAJOR THESIS OF THE CHAPTER?      

 26.  HOW DOES THIS CONNECT TO HINDUISM, SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE EDUCATION?   

 

28. VERY INTERESTING AND TRULY SO MANY HAVE BEEN INFLUENCE.BUT WHY AND HOW?
      A LIST AGAIN ESTABLISHES THE GREATNESS OF HINDUISM, YET IT DOES NOT CONVEY
      WHY IS IT A GREAT RELIGION OF PEACE EDUCATION …. SO I’M MAKING COMMON
      COMMENTS HERE FOR OVERALL REVISIONS…

32. VALIDATE PLEASE.

      SO FAR, THIS CHAPTER READS AS HINDUISM IS A GREAT RELIGION THAT INFLUENCED
      THE BEST OF THE WORLD…… IT DOESN’T CONNECT TO THE CFNTRAL THEME OF THE
      BOOK ABOUT RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE EDUCATION-MAY BE IMPLICITLY,
      BUT THAT HAS TO BE MADE EXPLICIT FOR YOUR GLOBAL READERSHIP…   

 33. NOW WE GET TO PEACE, GREAT.

 34. THIS SECTION ON COUNTING THE AMOUNT OF TIMES SHANTI USED IN VARIOUS TEXTS
       IS INTERESTING. YET IT READS RATHER CHOPPY AND DISCONNECTED…PLEASE FIX…

 36. The format of these quotes is unclear… Please re-arrange for better readability.

      ALSO EXPLAIN HOW THEY ARE LINKED TO PEACE AND PEACE EDUCATION…

 45. HOW IS THE FOUNDATION OF HINDUISM (VEDAS) LINKED TO THE UPANISHADS? ARE
      THE UPANISHADS THE COMPLETION OF THE VEDAS-AND BOTH SERVE AS THE
      FOUNDATION OF HINDUISM? PLEASE REWORD THIS LAST SENTENCE FOR YOUR
      GLOBAL READERSHIP.....

 49. HOW WILL THIS UNIVERSAL CLAIM FIT INTO A BOOK WITH CHAPTER ON JUDAISM,
      ISLAM, CHRISTIANITY, BUDDHISM, ETC....

 51. I NEED TO LOOK UP THIS WORD... TO THE UNAWARE REDER, I WOULD THINK IT WAS A    
      REFERENCE TO CATHOLISM-A DENOMINATION OF CHRISTIANITY....

53. OK...SO I DO NOT KNOW THE DERIVATION MEANING OF THE WORD....HOWEVER COULD  
      YOU CHOSE ANOTHER WORD BECAUSE OTHER CHRISTIANS AND WESTERNERS WHO
      READ THIS BOOK WILL BE CONFUSED.

      AUDIENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN WRITING BECAUSE WRITING IS A COMMUNAL ACT OF
      KNOWLEDGE SHARING VIA DIALOGUE.

54. BY SAYING ANY “TRUE” RELIGION. YOU MIGHT EXCLUDE OTHER RELIGIONS THAT WILL
      BE PART OF THE THIS BOOK....

60. LOT OF IDEAS.... SEPARATE INTO SEPARATE SENTENCES FOR CLARITY.. I THINK YOU
      ARE SAYING THAT EDUATION AT PRESENT PREPARES PEOPLE FOR THE WORLD OF
      WORK, NOT FOR SELF-KNOWLEDGE  THAT WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD ONE TO SUPREME
      BLISS AND PEACE-WHICH WILL IN TURN  BENEFIT SOCIETY AS A WHOLE...

62. EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF KNOWING ALL ELEMENTS OF THE OUTER WORLDS WITHOUT
      SELF-KNOWLEDGE....CNNECTS TO A QUOTE IN THE BHAGWAD GITA...   

63. YES, YES, THIS IS THE HEART OF THE CONNECTION OF HINDUISM AND PEACE
       EDUCATION, NO, PRASAD?  

       Arming himself with a disciplined

       Seeing everything with an equal eye,

       He sees the self in all creatures in the self

       (Bhaghavad Gita, p.67, Verse 29)

 64. PRASAD, THIS IS THE TITLE OF MY CHAPTER CONTRIBUTION TO THIS BOOK,

      “Self” Re-Education for Globalizing Teachers: Gandhi, Deep Ecology, & Multicultural 
      Peace Education

      THAT’S REALLY GREAT!

65. WHAT DOES SELF-REALIZATION LEAD TO?

73. ATOMIZED INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN REMAINING UNDIFFERENTIATED TOTALITY...

80.  I NEED TO FIND THE DEEPER MEANING OF THIS WORD (catholic) PRASAD....

82. YES NATIONS ARE UN-REALIZED, NO?

83. HMM.....SO YOU ARE TRYING TO SPREAD HINDUISM, OR THE UNIVERSAL MESSAGES
      WITHIN? THE MESSAGES WILL CARRY, THE SPREADING OF HINDUISM WILL BE
      BLOCKED BECAUSE OF PEOPLE’S CLINGING TO THEIR OWN RELIGIONS AND VIEWS OF
      THE WORLD–SO AGAIN, PLEASE BE CAREFUL ABOUT SPREADING HINDUISM AND NOT
      THE MESSAGE IT CONTAINS –I HOPE I MAKE SENSE HERE....

 

Surya Nath Prasad Responses of on the above cited Comments of Edward

13. To grow (means to manifest) itself is complete concept, in this sense man (he or
      she) is inherently able to grow. Man is himself like a seed to grow fully.  Nobody
      can teach him or her except he himself or she herself.

16. Thanks for your nice comments. Hinduism of Vedanta   stands for its own merit
      of universality (catholicity). Western thinkers validate their knowledge discovered
      after verification of the truth of Vedantic Hinduism. And then they appreciated it.

19. Capital ‘C’ is not needed in the word catholic, because here the word catholic
      has not been used as cult or sect, but it has been used as carrying the meaning
      of ‘universal’. Catholic minded means universal-minded/global-minded. Catholic
      means universal/covering a wide range also, not only a cult of Christianity.

21. It has been made clear how the different quotes help in explaining Hinduism as
      inherently peace education, though not directly with its name, but with its full
      description. As per your advice, it has been done so well.  Please go through my
      concluding presentation( also cited below as ready reference) in the particular  
      sections of the Chapter where views of great thinkers like Besant, Annie,  
      Toynbee, A. J., Renou, Louis,  and Monier-Williams  are quoted at pages 32-34.  

                    Thinkers of the world have appreciated Hinduism not for it contains good ideas, but it has
                    the thoughts to be tested to discover the pre-exited knowledge within each and everyone,  
                   though  in many times, it may be in contrast to the existing or the past-discovered   
                  knowledge(in the field of science, religion, philosophy, and other disciplines). And for this
                  contradiction, Hinduism of Vedanta does not punish for the discovery of new truth, but
                  appreciates and encourages for this by giving proper recognition through acceptance,
                  because Hinduism considers discovery of new truth as the realization of higher truth from    
                  the journey through the lower truth. And this process of uncovering the pre-existed
                  knowledge is the dynamic side of Hinduism based on Vedanta i.e. Peace Education.
                  Though the thinkers, whose views on Hinduism are expressed, did not use the word
                  ‘peace education’ for Hinduism, they put all the description of peace education in
                  appreciating and describing Hinduism as non-exclusive, universal/global/catholic religion
                   suitable to all diverse human  beings for integration in their human personality to be global
                 man of peace and non-violence. (Prasad, 2009, p. 34)

25. It has been done.  Please go through my interpretation especially the particular
      section at page 20 of the last two paras of the section. It has been done very  
      nicely, which is cited here for the readers for their ready reference:

                    Even today, in every religion, we find giving blessings at the time of birth and marriage  
                    anniversaries, and at every occasion of happiness. People express their good wishes at
                    every occasion of happiness. Also at the time of sorrow, we pray for grant of courage  
                    and strength to bear the loss. Even in our daily life, we give good wishes to each other
                      saying, ‘good morning’, ‘good day’, ‘good afternoon’, ‘good night’. Perhaps, these would
                    be the reasons for the great philosopher and one of the peace initiators Immanuel Kant 

                    to believe in goodwill and to say: “Goodwill is the only good that is good without
                    qualification”. Kant, 2002, p. 1)

                    The ideas contained in the quotes are for health, happiness, wealth, goodwill, long life,
                    well-being and peace for all. Fulfilment of these needs is peace, and denial of needs is   
                    violence. The ways through which, these needs are fulfilled, is peace education, which is     
                    dynamic side of universal religion i.e. Vedantic Hinduism. Thus all quotes are linked with
                    peace and peace education. (Prasad, 2009)

26. Under the tenets of Hinduism, the persons of other sects, who experimented the     
      truth, practiced it and realized it, may be called Hindus.  They were contributors
      of Hinduism enriching it, believers in spirituality and practitioners of peace
      education, because they were trained and skilled in education of their selves for
      their manifestation. In this sense, the great persons, who were influenced by
      Hinduism, have better connection to Hinduism, spirituality and peace education.
      Please refer to my interpretation at page 19, particularly the last para of this
      section.

28. The reply, for why and how so many persons have been influenced by Hinduism,
      requires so many pages to write on each person, which will not be possible for a
      Chapter of a book. If why and how are explained and the greatness of Hinduism
      is established even though its greatness, as you think, does not convey why is it  
      a great religion of peace education. For the influence of Hinduism on the great
      persons of the world conveys Hinduism as a great religion of peace education,
      please refer my interpretation cited in the last para of the Sub-section 6 of this
      Chapter. However, the interpretation is quoted here for the readers:

             The great thinkers of the world, who were influenced by Hinduism, manifested their
             selves through discoveries in their writings. And their discoveries of knowledge are   
            due to their perpetual learning of their selves. In this sense, they practiced peace
            education (of Vedantic Hinduism of self education), unknowingly as a term, through
           the use of knowledge about their selves, which helped them in the realization of their
           selves leading them to be peaceful and non-violent for themselves and others.

 32. Without knowing the basics of Hinduism how can one draw the conclusion that it
      leads to the theme of the book: Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education. The
      concept of peace found in Hinduism can make better connection with spirituality
      and peace education. Prayers in Vedas of Hinduism have good thoughts
      including the idea of peace. However, good thoughts in prayers have the effects
      of three, means a prayer is three-in-one. Good thoughts in prayer can preserve,
      maintain peace, prevent from the disturbances of peace and cure if peace is
      disturbed.  Because these all are the attributes of religion and peace, and this
      connect very much to the theme of the book Spirituality, Religion and Peace

   
Education.

33. To get peace through prayer (through goodwill) or through the religion by way of
      perpetual knowledge and practice of the self for discovery / manifestation is the
      product. Hence it cannot be taught, it is self-realization. Thus Vedantic religion or
      prayer is peace education.

34. All goodwill prayers are the attributes of peace and peace education. Each
      prayer leads to peace, hence all   attributes of peace are very much connected
      with peace and peace education.

36. The format of the quotes is the copy taken from the book The Calls of Vedas
      written by Prof. Abinash Chandra Bose, Ph. D. in English, a renowned thinker of
      Vedas, and this book was published by Bharati Vidya Bhavan , Bombay,  a very
      popular publisher of oriental literature and studies. We cannot interfere with the  
      quotes of the other authors, or even in their format they adopted.

      The ideas contained in the quotes are for health, happiness, wealth, goodwill,   
      long life, well-being and peace for all. Fulfilment of these needs is peace, and
      denial of these needs is violence. The ways through which these needs are
      satisfied is peace education, which is the dynamic side of universal religion.      
      Hence all quotes are linked with peace and peace education
.

 45. Link between Vedas and Upanishads has been explained in this section (Sub-
      section-3.What is Hinduism?, at page 5, 6, and 7). Please go through them, and
      be clear how Vedas and Upanishads are so related.

        The following excerpts are from the pages as cited above for the readers to refer:

                    Thus Vedas are the foundations of Hinduism. They are fountain-heads of Hinduism. ...
                    Vedas are creations of the ancient Indian sages who expressed their intuitive spiritual
                    experiences in the Upanishads. Upanishads – the ending parts of the Vedas – are truly
                    the basis of Hinduism. ...The Upanishads are the concluding portions of the Vedas
                    therefore they are called Vedant, the last phase of the Vedic revelation. ... Upanishads
                    come at the end of the Vedas and hence the teachings they embody are known as the
                    Vedanta. ...        

                    The Vedanta, which means Upanishads, does not believe in a book, a person and a   
                    personal God. There is no sect, no creed, no caste in Vedanta. According to Vedanta,
                    we are all God, incarnations of God. In its view, the man’s very self is God.

 49. Universal claim of Hinduism is of its own quality of universality because it
       believes God in every man (male or female) to realize this true divine nature.
       Hence Hinduism is everywhere, it is in all, and for all. To be more clear about
       the universal nature of Hinduism, you may read deeply the ideas of Swami
       Vivekananda (page 8 of this Chapter) expressed at the Parliament of religions in
       1893, at Chicago, USA, and views of other world thinkers on Hinduism cited in
       this Chapter. Don’t fear, there would be no clash with the tenets of other sects
       like Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc.

 51. 53. 80. :

       Here the word ‘catholicity’ means universality. It has not been used as a        
       deomination of Christianity. And this word was used by a great saint philosopher  
      Swami Vivekananda in 1893 at the Parliament of Religions at Chicago in  
      America. The word ‘catholic’ as universal, and especially for Indian religions, was  
       used by world renowned historian Arnold J. Toynbee also (see at page 21of this
      Chapter).

      Also kindly refer to the following:

      1. Catholic means universal (also, with other
          meaning
, p135). Bulcke, Father Camil (2005). An 
          English-Hindi Dictionary
. Ranchi: Catholic Press.   
  

      2. Catholic means universal (also, with other 
          meaning
, p128).Thompson, D. (2000). The Pocket Oxford    Dictionary. New   
          Delhi (YMCA Library Building): The Oxford University Press.


      3. Catholic is an adjective derived from the Greek adjective 
          Katholikos meaning universal (p.1). Wikipedia, the free
          encyclopedia (2009). Modified May 30,2009, from
          
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic

 Thus Hinduism based on Vedanta is not a communal religion. This truth has been confirmed with the views of renowned personalities of the world also. Please refer the views of thinkers in this regard cited in this Chapter.

Do not think that the readers and the audience are ignorant people, and we are the only knowledgeable persons, sometimes they know better than us. Thus nobody can teach anybody. But we all learn from each other.

 54. The words ‘any true’ have been excluded and the word ‘universal’ has been put
      before the word religion, because Hinduism has been considered as universal
      religion by many thinkers of home and abroad. And Hinduism gives recognition
      of any religion as universal beyond time and space, which based on the
      knowledge of the self for discovery and manifestation through perpetual test and
      retest of the truth already discovered.

     And the fact is that the title of the book is not only Religion and Peace Education,
     but Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education. The religion of church, temple and   
     mosque is the result of spirituality of the great personalities. Lord Sri Krishna,
     Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha, Prophet Mohammed were highly spiritual   
     persons, and through the knowledge of their selves and practice of spirituality
     they were realized masters. In spirituality, one needs not to go to a mosque,  
     temple or a church in search of God. Spirituality is all about the spirit existing
     within every human being, who is abode of God, and through the knowledge of
     the self or spirit he or she is able to manifest the God within. And this is the
     religion of Vedantic Hinduism based on spirituality.

60. Correct. So this peace education should be core curriculum in all educations, and
      it should continue beyond campus education till the end of life of the every
      person.

62. Here one may trace the genesis of the concept of peace education to know the
      self what it is and how it can be unfolded or realized.

      The period of Gita (200 BCE) is much later than the period of Upanishads (700
      BCE), and even Buddhism (500). Gita is also revival of Upanishads and some
      reformation of Buddhism.                     

63. O yes, this is the heart of the connection of Hinduism as peace education. Here I
      divided this section in two parts: (a) roots of the concept of peace education, and
      (b) the genesis of the meaning of peace education 

      Again the quote which you cited from Gita has its source in Upanishads. Kindly  
      refer to the following verse of the Upanishad:

                 Of a certainty the man who can see all creatures in himself, himself in all creatures, knows
                 no sorrow. Isa Upanishad (In The Ten principal Upanishads, 1937, p. 15).

     And now compare with the verse of Bhagavad Gita, which you have cited in your  
     comment.

64. The title of your Chapter is excellent.  But why only teachers, basically we are all   
      global. According to Chhandogya  Upanishad, man is able to declare: “I, indeed,
      am this whole world”. And the great global teacher of the world Socrates
      declared, “I am not a citizen of Athens, or Greece but a citizen of the world.”
      Therefore let all be aware to be global through to be-global teachers.

65. Self-realization, which means manifestation of the self through discovery of
      knowledge, leads to fulfilment i.e. peace-individual as well as global. Peace 
      within each individual leads to global peace.

73. However, the atomized individual is full because he is the manifestation of full.
      The Isa Upanishad embodies in its very opening verse the central theme of all
      the Upanishads, namely, the spiritual unity and solidarity of all existence. This
      Upanishad insists on the unity and reality of all the manifestation of the absolute.
      There is a verse in it – “That is full, this is full. This fullness has been projected
      from that fullness. When this fullness merges in that fullness, all that remains in
      full. Om, Peace! Peace! Peace!

 80. In this regard of the word ‘catholic’, kindly refer to my response for your comment
      51 and 53.

 82. Certainly nation states are unaware about this peace education of man-making.
      They are fearful with the prevailing present peace education which directly
      affects their system of governance, not the people, who are the living parts of the
      system.

 83. To say about the son is right, about its mother is not. Highlight the son, hide the
      mother. It is not proper. If I say about the messages, people would like to know
      their origin or the source of the messages. Let the people know the truth of every
      religion. 

      However, I am not spreading Hinduism, but my effort is to explain what Hinduism   
      truly stands for, especially Vedantic  Hinduism. Vedantic Hinduism, which is
      peace education being the study of the self/manifestation of the self/self-     
       realization, is non-creedal, non-ceremonial, and non-believer of  the authority of       
      any book, any person and alone truth


     Even Buddhism, which is revival of Vedantic Hinduism (Upanishads), also does
     not believe in the authority of any book, any person, and alone truth. Buddha
     himself once said to his disciples:

         Never accept any truth because it is written in a great book.  Never accept any truth
        because it is said by a great man. Never accept the truth even because it is said by me
        (Buddha). Accept the truth only when your own self considers it true
. (Prasad, 2009)

                    …the Upanishads are a great source of strength. Therein lies power to invigorate the
                     whole world. They call with trumpet voice upon the weak, the miserable, the
                     downtrodden of all the race to stand on their own feet and be free; freedom, physical
                     freedom, mental freedom and spiritual freedom are the watchwords of the
                     Upanishads…. (Prasad, 2009)

Thus Vedantic Hinduism being non-creedal declaration is not a new religion. It is not confined to any time and place.  It is everywhere, only point is to be conscious of it. Hence the whole world, including India-the place of its origin, needs to be aware about this religion.  Vedantic Hinduism and its messages cannot be separated.

 

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES IN SECOND REVISION


Editor Edward Brantmeier’s Comments (dated 11June, 2009) and author Surya Nath Prasad’s Responses (dated11 July, 2009) for the second revision of the Chapter are:

 Edward J. B. Comment

 At page 4 in the second revision of the Chapter, Editor Edward deleted the words “some vitally”.

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 At page 4 below, the words ‘some vitally’should not be deleted. These are related to vital energy, and here due to lack of this energy an individual may be handicapped vitally, and may suffer from the diseases of gas, acidity and cough. And the word ‘vitality’ is one of the basic elements of man. For details, please refer to Endnote 4.

 Here also the matters written under Endnotes 4 are cited below for ready reference

 4. Vitality, which is one of the five elements which constitute the man in view of Taittiriyopanishd (1965, p.146), is to be manifested. Vitality (prana) is vital energy. It is vital force, which is Brahman (God). The material body is produced by the vital force which is higher category. In absence of Prana, says Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (2004) Anna (food) decays (V. 12. 1, pp.420-426). Chhandogya Upanishad (2007) also states that without Life this will die (VI. 11. 3, p. 462). Vitality is only superfine ether (akasa). It is electricity, it is magnetism. It is thrown out by the brain as thought. Everything is prana (vitality). It is vitality (prana) that is moving every part of the body, becoming the different forces. Normal breathing and breathing in exercises are the rhythmic action of the vitality (prana). According to Chhandogya Upanishad (2007), “Prana (Vitality) is indeed the eldest and the best (of the organs)” (p. 329), because the vital force develops the embryo from the very beginning, and other organs begin to function only after the vital force does so (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, 2004, 6. 1, p. 441). One may refer to this Upanishad (pp.445-453) to know more about the superiority of the vital force. (Prasad, 2009)

 Edward  J. B. Comment

 6. Edward asked me “to explain what the Gita to your non-Hindu audience
    members....” on the following remarks of Huxley quoted by me:

 

Aldous Huxley about Gita describe the philosophy of Vedanta as “one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of the Perennial philosophy ever to have been made. Hence, its enduring value, [is] not only for Indians, but for all mankind” (Prasad,2009)

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 6. The message of  Gita to all including non-Hindu audience is: They should work
    constantly. They should work, but they should not be attached; they should not be
    caught. They should reserve unto themselves the power of detaching themselves
    from everything, however beloved, however much the soul might yearn for it,
    however great the pangs of misery they feel if they are going to leave it whenever  
    they want. 

 Edward J. B. Comments

 20. Again, I still recommend that you change all the uses of man to human—it makes  
      more sense to me…. To be fully human is the goal of Hinduisum…

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 20.  It is not proper to replace the word ‘man’ to ‘human’ here because God is not
      only in human, but also in inhuman and anti-human. Man is the common word for
       all these three types of man.

 Edward J. B. Comment

 23. You may consider using little self and big Self in this chapter—this is done by
      other authors writing of Hinduism…The big Self is the Brahman and atman
      realized as one…., the little self has the latent potential for realization of
      oneness…

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 23. There is no dualism in Hinduism based on Vedatant even in the use of capital
      letter ‘S’ and small letter ‘s’ in the words ‘Self’ and ‘self’ for God and man
      respectively.

 Edward J. B. Comment

 30. You quote Swami Vivekananda multiple times in this chapter..   Does this
      represent all of Hinduism?  For example, there’s no mention of Swami
      Bhaktivedanta and the multiple paths of the Hinduism toward oneess and
      moksha.  There is not mention of the—path of meditation, path of knowledge,
      path of devotion, and path of service are just four paths---you may consider
      highlighting how Hinduisum naturally embraces diversity via an approach that is
      inclusive of the multiple ways---Saivites, Shaktas, Vaishavites, etc…..

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 30. In the chapter, I have  used Hinduism in a very specific term as Hinduism based
      on Vedanta (Upanishads), and Swami Vivekananda was a great thinker and
      practitioner of Vedantic philosophy of Hinduism. Hence his ideas have been
      quoted many times.

      Kindly refer to your previous Comment [EJB45], through which you wished to
      know the link between Vedas and Upanishads, and I properly replied your query.
      You may refer also to my corresponding response in this regard.

      Here again I tell you that Vedas are the foundations of Hinduism. The Vedas are
      classified into the following paths: The Path of Devotion, The Path of Mysticism,   
      The Path of Splendour, The Path of Action and The Path of Knowledge.  These
      are the classifications of verses of Vedas. The Vedanta (Upanishads) is the
      knowledge and action parts of Vedas, which has been taken into the
      consideration and interpretation of Hinduism and Peace Education. Besides this,
      selected verses in prayers cited under the heading: Concept of Peace in
      Hinduism in the chapter are included from all the paths of Vedas.

      Other scriptures are acceptable when they are in agreement with the Vedanta
      (Upanishads), and are to be set aside when they contradict the Vedanta
      (Upanishads). They (other scriptures of Hinduism) have only a derivative validity.
      For a clear and full discussion of the topic see
:ankara’s commentary on the
      Vedanta-Sutras, II. i. 1.

     You have mentioned three sects of Hinduism: Saivism, Saktism and
     Vaishnavism.. These sects base their doctrines and dogmas on the Agamas.
      Agamas is the one of the six classifications of Hindu scriptures. Though they do
      not derive their authority from the Vedas they are not antagonistic to the teaching
      of Vedas. Chapter is pin-pointed to Vedantic Hinduism and Peace education.

 Edward J. B. Comment

36. whole sentence reads quite roughly.  Please try again and make it clear for the
       This reader….

 

       Reading the below cited text written by me at page 23 of the Chapter, Editor Edward made the  above stated remarks:

 Like the concept of peace education which has its roots in Chhandogya Upanishad, one may get the clues of its meaning in Taittiriya Upanishad (another scripture of Hinduism), a composition of its period is the same as Chhandogya Upanishad, i.e. before mid-first millennium B.C.E.  and in Ramacharitmanas of Saint Tulsidas-1532-1623, where we find the meaning of the self or the man, which helps us to define peace education in true sense. (Prasad, 2009)

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 36. Please refer to the succeeding lines, which make very clear that every individual
       has five selves, viz. physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual, or every
       man is made of these five elements (body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit), and
       the process of  their integral manifestation is peace education. 

 Edward J. B. Comment

 37. What is meant about vitality here?  Please clarify…. For your international
       
audience…..

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

  37. Please see the Endnote 4 for clarification of the word 'vitality'.

 Edward J. B. COMMENT

 38. Vitality translated as prana—ok. So vitality is the intelligent energy of the body, it
      
is life energy—be clear…..

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 38.  Vitality is prana in  Sanscrit.. It is not intelligent energy, but it is vital energy, it is
       vital force. When it is in abeyance, it lives in akasa (ether). When it diversifies, it
       manifests as various forces like gravitation, centrifugal forces etc. Again, please
       refer to the Endnote 4 to be clear.

 Edward J. B. Comment

 51. this shouldn’t be a separate section, but integrated somewhere or deleted  
      altogehther…

 Surya Nath Prasad Resonse

51. Try to know the present place of exiting peace education in educational
       institutions of the nation-states in the world, and reasons of very less numbers of
       peace education institutions and less number of courses on peace education.

        Here in this regard, I have cited the names of peace education thinkers whose
       findings of their studies enlighten us. One may refer to their studies, statements
       and reports for details. 

       However, this needs to be a separate section to make aware to the global
       audience about the present exiting state of peace education in different parts of
       the world, because peace education is a man-making education. Hence
       everyone must have access to it in the environment of violence throughout the     
       world. 

 Edward J. B. Comment

 52.  so the last message you want to send to the reader is the need to spread
       Hinduism or consciousness of it everywhere?   Hmm…. Is that what you want
       the reader to leave your chapter with? 

 Surya Nath Prasad Response

 52. There is no intention to spread the message of Hinduism.  But to make peoples
       aware about the good ideas and their practice inherent in Vedantic Hinduism
       helpful to enabling all mankind to know and manifest their self to be human
       towards themselves and others for peace and non-violence is the main purpose.

        We should not crucify the ideas merely for their roots in any particular religion.
       Let the people including enlightened readers to know the good elements in all
       religions of the world for unfolding the best within them to be human to build

       non-oppressive, non-exploitative and non-violent local as well as global society.

 

COMMENTS FOR THIRD REVISION AND RESPONES ON THEM


Comments of Editors Jing Lin, Edward J. Brantmeier and Jack Miller (dated 31July, 2009) for the third revision of the Chapter and Responses of author Surya Nath Prasad (dated 20 August, 2009) on their comments are:

 Editors Jing Lin, Edward J. B. and Jack Miller Comments

 From: Jing Lin

To: suryanath prasad

Cc: Jing Lin ; Edward.Brantmeier@ColoState.EDU ; jmiller@oise.utoronto.ca

Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 8:53 AM

Subject: Suggestions for Revision of Your Chapter

 Dear Dr. Surya Prasad:

 We hope you are having a good summer.

 Yes we received your chapter and the three co-editors of the book on Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education recently held a meeting. We went over and discussed your chapter. While we felt that your chapter has great insights toward peace education from a Hinduist perspective, there are some suggestions that we strongly hope you will take into consideration if you are willing to revise the chapter again to be included in the book.

 The first suggestion is to remove the repeated use of "man" as representing both man and woman. Although you hint that you mean "man" to be the humanity, it reads as highly patriarchal or paternal. It leaves the readers a strong impression of women being secondary or as non-beings. Further, it is a scholarly norm now that research publications adopt gender sensitive and equitable language.

 The second suggestion is to be more inclusive in the language while you are discussing the role of Hinduism. Currently, many wordings or quotes leave the impression that Hinduism is the only religion, or the ultimate truth. Please revise accordingly.

 Thirdly, all the other chapters for the book are within the range of 30 pages (references included), hence we suggest you trim down the chapter to 30 pages. One possible way to do this is to reduce the amount of quotes (including poems) and to be more focused on peace education from a Hinduist perspective.

 We hope you will find our suggestions reasonable. We wish you will revise the chapter taking our suggestions seriously. Can you return the revised chapter in three weeks?

 Best wishes

 Jing Lin, Ed Brantmeier and Jack Miller


  Author Surya Nath Prasad Responses

 Re: Suggestions for Revision of Your Chapter

From: surynathprasad <peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com>

To: Jing Lin jinglin@umd.edu

Cc: Edward.Brantmeier@ColoState.EDU; jmiller@oise.utoronto.ca; Jing Lin jinglin@umd.edu

 Sent: Thu, 20 August, 2009 8:13:58 P.M.





Dear Prof. Lin, Miller and Edward,

Kindly refer to your letter dated 31 July 2009 regarding your 3 suggestions for revision in my chapter Hinduism and Peace Education.

1.       Regarding your first suggestion, please refer again my Responses for the Edward’s Comments 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 59, 69, and 76 sent on 04 June 2009. You are very much aware through my responses how the different thinkers use ‘man’ as the common word for male and female in their ideas and even in the titles of their books. Besides these thinkers, when Confucius says man is basically good, Bible teaches man is created in the image of God, Georges Lapassade (1963)says man is born ‘prematurely’, UNESCO’S Learning to Be (1973) observes man as biologically unfinished and is obliged to learn unceasingly in order to survive and evolve, and Erich Fromm (1973) considers man who can never cease to ‘enter life’ is to be born in human form, they all also mean ‘man’ as male and female both.

But you editors have your own meaning for the word ‘man’ i.e. male only, disregarding the meaning of man means human beings (male and female both) as considered by different thinkers, and cited in dictionaries and encyclopedias. And you, as editors, dictate the author to remove the repeated use of ‘man’ in his chapter.

2.       Concerning your second suggestion, the whole Hinduism is very vast. Recently Sri Ramkrishna Math, Bangalore has published Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism in three volumes, Dr. Kane edited History of Religion (particularly History of Hinduism) in five volumes, and many pages have been written on Hinduism by different thinkers of India and abroad.  But the author (myself) has been throughout more specific about Hinduism, and more particular about Vedantic Hinduism.  Wordings and quotes of world thinkers cited by the author (me) in the chapter are for the validation about the Hinduism, not to say Hinduism is the only religion or it is not to say, it is the ultimate truth, as you think, because Hinduism believes in perpetual discovery of new truth.

But you ask me to revise what? Do you want deletion of the quotes which say about the facts of Hinduism? Because in the first revision you asked the author of the chapter to change the word ‘catholic’ from the quotes of world renowned thinkers Arnold J. Toynbee and Swami Vivekananda , which was not proper. Here again you editors know only one meaning of the word ‘catholic’ i.e. a branch of Christianity, while they use the word ‘catholic’ as universal. Please refer to my Response of your Comment 19 sent on 04 June 2009.    

 The author of the chapter thinks that the editors of the chapters are not very clear about the meaning of creed and religion.

 3.       About your third suggestion, the first text of the chapter was of 19 pages with references sent on 15 August 2008; in first revision, it was of 27 pages; and in second revision, it was of 40 pages. You editors are the reason for increase in number of pages in the chapter. You asked the author to write about the thinkers whose quotes are cited in the chapter, even though some of them are highly renowned, Nobel Laureate and well- known persons. Even description of some concepts and words was given on your command. Please refer to my Response of your Comments 
23 sent on 04 June 2009. You asked the author also to write about the thinkers, whose quotes were cited, about why and how so many people have been influenced by Hinduism. And the author told you that this would require still more pages which is not proper for a chapter in the book. Please refer to my Response of your Comment 28 sent on 04 June 2009 in this regard. You editors are responsible for increase in number of pages in the chapter, please refer to your Comments 6, 18, 19, 30, and 34 for second revision, which I (the author) sent you by incorporating the matters on your suggestions on July 11, 2009. And now, you jointly dictate the author to trim down the chapter to 30 pages. Really, it is strange how you are very self-contradictory in your own suggestions.  

 In view of the author, the editors should be well-versed in the concept and meaning of the words and ideas of the author whose works are under their editing. No doubt, the editors must have their own ideas, but they should not try to impose their ideas on the author, and force him to speak and write their ideas (editors’ ideas) in his (author's) chapter.  As an author, the editor should have his own distinctive writing style. But as an editor, the editor needs to perfectly match the author’s writing style. In essence, when the editor is editing the chapter of an author, he needs to pretend he is the author and communicates using his or her (author’s) voice and style.

In the present case, the editors fail to do this job, hence I, as a contributor of a chapter on the theme- Hinduism and Peace Education, withdraw myself  from the scheme of the book Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education edited by Prof. Jing Lin, Edward Brantmeier and Jack Miller to be published by Information Age Publishing. And the editors should not use or include the text of the chapter of mine as cited above either in the part or in full or in any form in the book or anywhere.

With thanks and best wishes,

Surya Nath Prasad





------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AN ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Hinduism and Peace Education written by Surya Nath Prasad is being published by Peace Education (Publications), Nagpur, India in the book form (ISBN: 978-81-909478-1-7). Pages are more than 100 in the book. Contents in the book are: 1.What Is Hinduism? 2.Hinduism in View of World Thinkers, 3.Impact of Hinduism on other Religions and Persons of other Sects, 4.Thinkers and Practitioners of Similar Theories and Praxis of Hinduism, 5.Peace Education: Why? 6. Concept of Peace in Hinduism, 7.Peace Education in Hinduism: (a) Concept of Peace Education, (b) Meaning of Peace Education, 8.No Fear of Peace Education for Nation-States, 9. Need of Awakening among Peoples towards Peace Education, Notes, References, Selected Bibliography, and Index

Prospective readers who wish to have the copy of the book may write to: Peace Education (Publications),


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                        
                          
CALL FOR PAPERS


PEACE EDUCATION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

(Founded in 1977)

Vol. XVII, 2009-2010


Founder & Editor-in Chief

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

Former Visiting Professor

The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea


Associate Editor

Suman Shukla, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

RTM Nagpur University College of Education

Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA

 

We invite the prospective authors who are engaged in the field of peace education, peace studies and peace researches to send their articles, papers, views on the Special issue (on the theme Global Governance and Peace Education)  of our Journal Peace Education on or before 30 October, 2010 through e-mail at: peaceeducationsnp@yahoo.com or by post to: The Editor, Peace Education: An International Journal.

 Sub-themes of the issue of the Journal are: 1.Need of Global Governance and Peace, 2. Global Governance by Cross-national Organization and Peace, 3. Global Governance by Supra-national Organization and Peace, 4. Global Governance by Transnational Organization and Peace, 5. Peace through United Nations, 6. NGOs as Partners in Global Governance and Peace, 7. Role of Peace Education in Global Governance. However, authors are free to choose their own topics for their papers.

 Reviews of the books may also be sent. News, reports, activities, events, proposals, conferences, publications or on any other items related to peace are also welcome.