Peace Signs
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August 2010
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Peace art at the peace conference
Some of the Peace artwork done
by students at J.L. Ilsley school for the Being the Change Peace Conference.


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Welcome to all our 2009-2010 new member schools!

Twenty-six new member schools joined the PSI network over the course of the 2009-10 school year, many of them from Sierra Leone and Pakistan. A school from New Zealand also joined, our first member from New Zealand. A big welcome to all of our new member schools!

See the list of 2009-2010 new member schools.

See the full list of all PSI member schools.

Peace One DayPeace One Day is an organization dedicated to making the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) a day of global unity. They have created a comprehensive set of resources that will enable students to develop a sense of perspective in relation to our multicultural and interdependent world. The resource includes reflective individual and group activities, critical thinking and modern technology and gives students opportunities to gain an awareness of Peace Day and what it stands for, as well the sense that they too, as global citizens, have an active role to play. This resource is available in the Education section of the Peace One Day website (
International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World

Decade of Peace report coverDid you know that 2010 marks the end of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World? The 2010 End-of-Decade Report has now been submitted to the United Nations Secretary-General. You can download the summary report (627 KB PDF) from the website,
PSI - Pakistan has a new blog!
Signing the no-name calling week pledge

PSI in Pakistan has just started a new blog to rec
ord and share their activities. This is a great way to follow what is happening with our work in Karachi, Pakistan. You can read the blog at

PSI Product Spotlight: Peace@School Toolkit

The Peace@School is a toolkit for educators and youth, designed to help create peaceful school environments. The toolkit consists of two DVDs and a set of three thoroughly researched and tested guidebooks, written by PSI's founder Hetty van Gurp.

Peace@School Toolkit

Peace@School includes two critically acclaimed productions directed by award-winning filmmaker Teresa MacInnes, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Triad Film Productions.
Waging Peace follows a year of change at a junior high, while Learning Peace shows an elementary school that has integrated peace education into its curriculum, with amazing results.

The Peace@School Toolkit is also available in French.

Price: $99.00
New Price: ONLY $65.00

You can order this product online, or to see all the PSI products available, visit our store.
Peaceful Schools International (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

PSI was founded in 2001 and is a respected and innovative source of support for over 300 schools in 17 countries.

PSI acts as a catalyst and clearinghouse for innovative ideas aimed at creating a school-wide culture of peace.

We welcome your contributions for future editions of Peace Signs.

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