Mission | Our Approach | The Nature of Conflict
To reduce the negative expression of conflict by mobilizing and deploying resources for conflict resolution training and interventions.
What we do
We provide peace education and conflict resolution intervention services to K-12 teachers and students around the globe through our Project: Peace Peddlers™ and Project: Peace Now™ programs.
Why we do it
Because we care. We care about the health and well-being of our children, teachers, families, schools, and communities. Because conflict exists and often is expressed violently, we believe people ought to possess the knowledge and skills to resolve conflict peacefully.
Why we are successful
It’s our customers, individual donors, corporate sponsors, and employees who makes Peace Peddlers® so successful — and makes us optimistic that we can expand our conflict resolution work to meet the challenges ahead.
We believe peace is a process, an outcome, a state of mind, a state of being, a lifestyle, and a choice. We believe peace can be achieved by empowering people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to peacefully resolve conflict, and providing assistance to individuals needing help resolving conflict.
We take a partnership approach to increase peace in the world, recognizing the greatest impact is achieved through collective effort. As a peace building organization, we view our customers as partners in the effort to increase peace in classrooms, schools and communities. We pride ourselves in working with our partners to provide conflict resolution education and conflict intervention programs to schools around the globe. Simply put, proceeds from our Global Peace Academy, Peace Forum, and Global Peace Shop help support our Project: Peace Peddlers™ and Project: Peace Now™ programs.
THE NATURE OF CONFLICT
Conflict is everywhere and impossible to avoid. While it is not inherently bad or negative, conflict can produce bad or negative outcomes if not managed properly. When correctly understood and addressed, conflict can be a force for producing positive change. This is the purpose of Project: Peace Peddlers™ and Project: Peace Now™. Our programs empower teachers and students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage conflict and provide the space and expertise for peacefully resolving conflict wherever and whenever a need may arise.