Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. (UNESCO Constitution)
Never doubt that a Small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the World. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)
The goal of this action is to realize the connection between our thoughts, our visions, our behaviours, and how we shape our societies.
Step by Step
Plan for a program where all students are involved in writing or art expression on themes. Choose a realistic time frame for your school.
Use information from UNESCO and the United Nations Charters.
Choose ethical themes you want as a focus for your day.
Timetable classes to be involved in all aspects of the program.
Organise a special reporting assembly.
Essay writing and/or Art expression about some of the basic ethical values in our society. What do I think, envision, believe about the following themes: Devinity? What is Time? Life and Death? Good and Evil? Knowledge and Wisdom? Development? Violence? Conflicts? Taboos? Peace? Relation Man-Man (Adult-Adult, Child-Adult)? Relation Individual-Collective? Relation Man-Nature? Competition? Economy?
Discussions in smaller groups in classes about how my thoughts, visions and beliefs influence on my attitudes and behaviours.
Class visits where group reporters summarise the writings, display art and conduct open discussion.
Report at general assembly on what achieved on the day.