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Education

Education has always been important to the Peace Pledge Union (PPU). We now provide a range of educational resources on topics ranging from conflict resolution to the history of nonviolent resistance movements. 

We can also provide speakers and workshop leaders to schools, colleges and other groups. You can email us at mail@ppu.org.uk, call us on 020 7424 9444 or drop us a quick message. You can also read more on our campaigning pages about our challenges to militarism in schools

Our most recent educational project is The Men Who Said No, a website telling the stories of the conscientious objectors of the First World War. As well as its uses as a general interest website, and by people researching local and family history, it provides a chance for schools to explore the history of conscientious objectors in their own area. 

You can find many of our other educational resources here. Please note that some of them are in the process of being updated. (This is a link to our former website, which we are in the process of moving across). You can find further material on the website of the Peace Education Network, which includes the PPU as well as several other groups promoting education for peace. 

At the Peace Pledge Union, we believe that young people should hear a range of views and perspectives about issues of war and peace, allowing them to form their own views as they grow up. You might be interested in our work on remembrance in schools - several schools now make our white poppies available alongside red poppies.

Peace Research and Education Trust

Our educational work, extensive library and archive are funded by the Peace Research and Education Trust (PRET). PRET supports peace research, believing that to build peace without the use of violence, all need to understand the conditions for its growth and to develop the skills to overcome obstacles to peace. You can find out more, including how to contribute to PRET, at their website.