Marie Michael Library
Community-Based Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
- Abani, C. (2008, February). Chris Abani at TED2008: On humanity [Video file]. (16:05 min.)
- Center for Nonviolent Communication is a global organization that supports the learning and sharing of nonviolent communication, and helps people resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings.
- Common Dreams provides breaking news and views for the progressive community.
- Gender Hub, sharing knowledge for gender justice in Nigeria.
- International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is an educational foundation encouraging the study and use of strategies to support human rights, democracy and justice worldwide.
- Peace Insight is an online resource on local peacebuilding around the world.
- Shiva, V. (2002). Earth democracy: Ten principles of justice, sustainability and peace. Earthlight Magazine, no 47 (supp.).
Meaning and Types of Peace
- Brock-Utne, B. (2000). An analysis of peace and development studies as well as peace education from a feminist perspective. Presented at the 18th General IPRA conference, Tampere, Finland, August 5-9. (65K pdf)
- de la Rey, C. & McKay, S. (2002). Peace as a gendered process: Perspectives of women doing peacebuilding in South Africa. International Journal of Peace Studies, 7(1).
- Shiva, V. (2010, November 3). Making peace with the earth. (City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture). (238K pdf)
- Transcend International is a peace development environment network.
Family and Community
- Government of Manitoba. (n.d.). Stop the violence.
Moderating Conflicts in Organizations
- Hailin, Q. & Rhao, X. (2012). Employees’ work–family conflict moderating life and job satisfaction. Journal of Business Research, 65(1), 22-28. (StFX only)
Perspectives and Assumptions around Peace, Conflict and Violence
- Humphreys, M. (2003). Economics and violent conflict. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University. (1.05 Mb pdf)
- Solnit, R. (2014, April 7). Call climate change what it is: Violence. The Guardian.
Local, Regional and Global Conflicts and Peacebuilding
- Bayer, M. & Pabst, A. (2016, October 10). Violent past, privileged future? Politics and entitlement in post-conflict Rwanda [Blog post].
- CoursesinIreland. (2013). The 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [Video file]. (28:30 min.)
- Horenczyk, G. & Tatar, M. (2004). Education in a plural society or multicultural education? The views of Israeli Arab and Jewish school counselors. Journal of Peace Education, 1(2), 191-204. (StFX only)
- Killyourtvtube. (2011). Ghana: Digital dumping ground [Video file]. (19:54 min.)
- Peace Direct. (2016, October 10). Tragedy in Beni: A crisis foretold.
Human Rights and Peace Education
- Aciro, G. L. (2016, September 30). Shaky peace in South Sudan as unity government struggles to take shape [Blog post].
- Alsayid Mohammed, M. A. (2015). Peace education in Iraqi Kurdistan schools: An analysis of human rights and history education curriculum. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Coventry: Coventry University.
- Black_Sparrow. (2009). History of human rights [Video file]. (9:49 min.)
- Hodzic, R. (2011). Can video stir the debate on peace and justice? [Blog post].
- International Center for Transitional Justice. (2009). What is transitional justice? (58K pdf)
- ISHRGlobal. (2015). Defending diversity [Video file]. (8:39 min.)
- Jensen, S. L. (2016, September 29). Decolonization – not western liberals – established human rights on the global agenda [Blog post].
- Ramirez-Barat, C. & Duthie, R. (2015). Education and transitional justice: Opportunities and challenges for peacebuilding. New York, NY: International Center for Transitional Justice. (1.79 Mb pdf)
- Reardon, B. A. (2010). Human rights learning: Pedagogies and politics of peace. Keynote address presented at Conferencia Magistral 2008-2009, University of Puerto Rico. (918K pdf)
- Shuayb, M. (2015). Human rights and peace education in the Lebanese civics textbooks. Research in Comparative and International Education, 10(1), 135-150. (StFX only)
- OSAGI. (n.d.). Landmark resolution on women, peace and security. The page contains gender mainstreaming publications from the United Nations’ Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women.
- UNESCO. (n.d.). UNESCO’s work on education for peace and non-violence: Building peace through education. Paris: UNESCO. (588K pdf)
- United Nations Security Council. (2008, June 19). Security Council demands immediate and complete halt to acts of sexual violence against civilians in conflict zones, unanimously adopting resolution 1820 (2008) [Press release].
Nonviolent Peace Movements and Strategies
- Abrams, I. (1997). Heroines of peace: The nine Nobel women.
- Abu-Nimer, M. (2001). A framework for nonviolence and peacebuilding in Islam. Journal of Law and Religion, 15, 1/2, 217-265. (StFX only)
- Coates, T.-N. (2015, April 27). Nonviolence as compliance. The Atlantic.
- The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre nurtures and develops Africa’s future leadership.
- Engler, M. & Engler, P. (2014, October 8). How did Gandhi win? [Blog post].
- M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence works to realize the vision of its historic namesake.
- Palter-Palman, T., et al. (2006). Across the map: Women in nonviolence. Peace Power, 2(2), 12-13.
- Zunes, S. (2005, March 31). Recognizing the power of nonviolent action.
Understanding Conflict: Conflict Analysis Tools
- Idemudia, U. (2009). The changing phases of the Niger Delta conflict: Implications for conflict escalation and the return of peace. Conflict, Security & Development, 9(3), 307-331. (StFX only)
- Lederach, J. P. (2003). Conflict transformation. Beyond Intractability. This is an abridged version of John Paul Lederach’s longer The Little Book of Conflict Transformation, published by Good Books.
Traditional and Cultural Indigenous Approaches to Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
- Arthur, D. D., Issifu, A. K., & Marfo, S. (2015). An analysis of the influence of Ubuntu principle on the South Africa peace building process. Journal of Global Peace and Conflict, 3(2), 63-77.
- Bercovitch, J. & Kadayifci, A. (2002). Exploring the relevance and contribution of mediation to peace-building. Peace and Conflict Studies, 9(2).
- Mediation & negotiation & dialogue resources from the Alliance for Peacebuilding site.
- Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation presents knowledge and experience for everyone working to transform violent ethnopolitical conflict.
- Church, C. & Rogers, M. (2006). Designing for results: Integrating monitoring and evaluation in conflict transformation programs. Washington, DC: Search for Common Ground. (316K pdf)
- Faith and the Common Good is a multi-faith ecological resource based on the Golden-rule principle.
- The Guestbook Project is an ongoing experiment in hospitality. Sponsored by Boston College, the project’s core themes are the relationship between host and stranger, violence and reconciliation, and the citizen and the alien.
- International Alert & Women Waging Peace. (2004). Inclusive security, sustainable peace: A toolkit for advocacy and action. London: International Alert. This toolkit is a resource for women peacebuilders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security.
- Peace Magazine: issues available, 1(1983)-current.
- PeaceWomen, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
- Religion and violence. Current Dialogue, 39, (2001).
- ShowPeace Series: Conflict Resolution for Everyday Life contains resources from the National Film Board of Canada.
- Tippett, K. (2012). No more taking sides. Transcript and podcast available for download.
- UN Women: Peace and Security calls for women to participate in peacebuilding, be better protected from human rights violations, and have access to justice and services to eliminate discrimination.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Networks and Organizations
- The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
- The Albert Einstein Institution is an organization advancing the study and use of strategic non-violent action in conflict.
- Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN)
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace advances cooperation between nations and promotes international engagement by the United States.
- Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)
- The Corrymeela Community is committed to reconciliation in Ireland and worldwide.
- The Hague Appeal for Peace is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to the abolition of war through advocacy and training in peace education.
- Institute for Inclusive Security revolutionizes who makes decisions about war and peace.
- International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) is an initiative of the World Council of Churches.
- The International Peace Bureau is the world’s oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors.
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, a women’s peacemakers program.
- The Karuna Centre for Peacebuilding is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that offers international training programs in conflict transformation, intercommunal dialogue, and reconciliation.
- NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
- Nonviolent Peaceforce is a civilian peacekeeping organization that works in conflict zones.
- Pax Christi International, the international Catholic peace movement.
- Peace Brigades International is an NGO which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts.
- Peace X Peace, network connecting women working for peace.
- PeaceWomen, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
- Scarboro Missions, Golden Rule Poster and other Multi/Inter-Faith dialogue ideas and resources.
- Tatamagouche Centre is an education and retreat centre which invites and challenges people from all backgrounds to personal wholeness, right relationships, respect for creation, and justice in the world.
- Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)