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JUST WAR
Just War is a section that considers:
- the concept of a just war
- its history from the classical period to the modern day
arguments for and against.
It concludes with a comment and a number of questions that learners could be addressing. References and a further reading list are also included. | GO
STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE
This section contains:
- an outline of the Seville Statement on Violence stating peace is possible because war is not a biological necessity; further discussion is articulated by clicking on biological necessity
- What if a dialogue on pacifism written by Joan Baez, pacifist and folk singer.
- Link to Pacifism for a definition, continue via Pacifist Reader to the extensive part of the PPU site for a detailed consideration of Pacifism. | GO

CONFLICT
Throughout this section, that tackles the whole issue of understanding of the underlying causes and characteristics of conflict as well as looking at peace and how to handle conflict, a series of questions are raised that learners can address to support further discussions and that can also help them confront some of their “common sense notions” that they hold about war and its inevitability. | GO

     
PACIFISM
This section includes:
- a statement about What’s at stake
- a brief consideration of the basic tenets and history of pacifism in in the beginning
- a link to navigate via pacifism and then via Pacifist Reader to the extensive part of the PPU site for a detailed consideration of Pacifism. | GO
WHITE POPPIES
This section is primarily concerned with “remembrance” and includes:
- the significance and meaning of white and red poppies
- differences in how wars are remembered
- 20th Century Poetry and War
- downloadable charts
- activity sheets
- additional purchasable materials including the publication Remembering War Searching For Peace
All or any of this material lends itself for use in assembly hall or classroom, as background to studies of the Great War, or stimulus for discussion of war and peace issues. | GO
AGAINST WAR
This brief section includes considerations of:
- how warfare today can affect everyone with no part of the world being certain of avoiding the all pervasive inflence of war.
- the steady increase in military expenditure
- the changing nature of warfare and the increasing number of civilian causalities
- ethnicity in internal struggles and movements to genocide
- arms races and the military industrial complex
- the fact that, in essence, murder lies at the heart of war. | GO
     
REMEMBRANCE
- a history and critique of of how the First World War has been commemorated since the original Armistice Day
- a short consideration of an alternative approach to the traditional Remembrance Day; a Day that consistently fails to express any regret for the cruel waste of lives, apologise for the millions wantonly killed or make any commitment to putting an end to war. | GO

20 CENTURY ACTION FOR PEACE
This takes you through the history of the active peace movement in the 20 Century enabling learners to gain a decade by decade overview.| GO

NONVIOLENCE IN WORLD WAR TWO
- the little known but fascinating stories of non-violent resistance to the Nazi occupation in Norway and Denmark.
- non violent resistance of students, women and Christians to Nazi oppression in Germany itself.
- reading list | GO

     
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION
This very extensive section on Conscientious Objection includes:
- history in the world wars right up to today whilst also considering it from an international perspective.
- Significant teaching and learning materials including a range of case studies for analysis and consideration.
- complementary materials to those available that support the PPU publication Refusing to kill. | GO


See also Objecting to War
WAR AND PEACE IN WORLD RELIGIONS
World religions: War and Peace provides  a very brief summary of what the world’s major religions say about war and peace with an overview of the links between religion and war. It represents an introduction to what could be a subsequent more detailed analysis.
The 3 possible views that a religion might adopt: pacifism, belief in a “just war and belief in a holy war, are used as a basis for considering the following belief systems:
- Hinduism
- Buddhism
- Sikhism
- Judaism
- Christianity
- Islam
- Humanism
A further reading list is included. | GO

POETRY AND WAR
This extensive part of the site provides
- eight groups of poetry divided chronologically
- explanations of its collection of 30 or so poems
- Information, History and Ideas (critical commentary on each poem) | GO

GENOCIDE
This is an extensive element of the learnpeace study and teaching resources. It is organised essentially into 4 sections:
Genocides: an outline history of 8 genocides
Talking Points
Survivors’ stories
Case Study
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