LUNCHEONS: Third Friday of the Month.
Contact Gary Spanovich for information. Check our luncheons page for more info:
Office Phone: 503-493-6294; Office Fax: 503-280-8522 Gary’s Cell: 503-314-5955
Gary and Nancy Visit With the Dalai Lama:
The Dalai Lama talked at length over the last three days about peace education and right from the beginning the earliest age; teaching students about peace; he felt this was the only way to bring world peace. In my meeting with him we talked about working closer together and I will be focusing on our Student Peace & Leadership Program in that expanding work with him, as a Nobel Peace Laureate.
Wholistic Peace Institute (WPI):
Nobel Peace Laureate Student Peace Education & Leadership Program
The Wholistic Peace Institute Announces the 5th Annual Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Awards Are Being Accepted Until June 15, 2013
Schools Please Apply For A $500 Award For Your Student Led:
Any middle and high school Peace Clubs, Human & Civil Rights Clubs, and Conflict Resolution & Mediation Clubs or for any student led school initiatives on peace and service that make our schools, communities or world a better place are eligible for these awards.
Teachers – Students – Principles Please Submit; No Later Than June 15, 2013 – (Please Submit In A Narrative Report – Double Spaced – 12 Point Font) To the Wholistic Peace Institute.
See our "Programs Page" for info and what to enter on the form.
WPI with our Nobel Peace Laureate Education Initiative
Be a repository for peace education materials and to share this with schools and teachers so that they have the materials to teach about peace role models, i.e. the Nobel Peace Laureates our greatest contemporary peacemakers. This will allow students to learn about peace leadership and how to become a lifelong leader in the field of peacemaking.
Develop conflict resolution skills; peace building skills; and dialogue skills in students and in classroom ;settings so that they can bring these skills out later in life and in their families and their communities.Through this work we hope to encourage every school to have a “peace club” and to inspire middle and high school teachers to teach about Nobel Peace Laureates in the classroom. So that teachers can teachthat historically war is not the only way nations settle differences, they also do so through: diplomacy,peace treaties and dialogue over differences.To teach the basic values of forgiveness, compassion, reconciliation, hope and peace; as well as to show how teachers can meet the Oregon State Social Studies Requirementsby teaching about Nobel Peace Laureates.
CONSIDER JOINING THE WPI TO PUT COMPASSION & RECONCILIATION INTO ACTION!