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CENTER FOR PEACE EDUCATION

 

The Center for Peace Education is one of Miriam College’s three advocacy centers. We promote a culture of peace through peace education and advocacy. To reach peace, we teach peace. Peace courses are offered in the College and peace concepts and values are infused in certain subjects in MC’s basic education units where students are trained in conflict resolution and peer mediation. Annually, Miriam College celebrates the International Day of Peace and the Mindanao Week of Peace. On both occasions, members of the community organize activities that raise awareness on peace issues of the day. During the Mindanao Week of Peace, community members raise funds to support peace-related causes as well as our twin school in Mindanao, the Rajah Muda High School.

 

OUR MISSION

To promote a culture of peace which is a set of values, modes of behavior and ways of life that reflects respect for life and for human dignity, rejects violence in all its forms, prevents violent conflicts, and recognizes the importance of cooperation, tolerance, dialogue, and women’s participation

  • BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE

    We take inspiration from the UNESCO Declaration that a culture of peace is essentially a set of values and modes of behavior that respects life and human dignity, upholds human solidarity and cooperation, rejects violence in all its forms and prevents violent conflicts by tackling their root causes.

  • CAMPAIGNING FOR NONVIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE

    We believe that nonviolence is the ethical, practical, and effective pathway towards creating positive social change. 

  • CHALLENGING PREJUDICE AND TEACHING TOLERANCE

    It has been asserted that humans have a propensity toward prejudice, particularly against those who are considered the “different other,” which in turn, has resulted in various forms of exclusion, intolerance, and discrimination. We educate educators and youth to challenge prejudice and social exclusion.

 

News & Events

Media for Women, Peace and Security

Miriam College Center for Peace Education (CPE), together with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), and Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMF) organized a consultation meeting with the mem...

Local communities lead for an inclusive and sustainable peace

he Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) in partnership with the Miriam College Center for Peace Education (CPE) and Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMF) and supported by the Norwegian Agency ...

CPE Attends the 5th Conference of State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

The Miriam College Center for Peace Education attended the 5th Conferences of State Parties (CSP5) to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from 26-30 August 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

College Alums Advocate for Peace at the UN for Voices of SDG16+

Miriam College is proud to have two of its young alumnae promote our core value of Peace at the recent events in line with the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum at the UN Headquarters in New...

CPE joins global campaigns to end gun violence, ban nuclear weapons; conducts workshops on nonviolence

The Center for Peace Education (CPE), in solidarity with the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence recently organized events, and activities that educate and raise awareness on the issues of smal...

ICAN Philippine-member CPE celebrates peace org’s Nobel Peace Prize win

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. It has members from more than 100 countries and the Center for Peace Educat...

Summer training for teachers on peace education

The Center for Peace Education (CPE) is doing the rounds starting this summer to train teachers on peace education. On May 8, CPE shared capacities on the whole-school approach to educating for peace ...

CPE observes Global Week of Action against Gun Violence

The Center for Peace Education (CPE) observed the Global Week of Action (GWA) against Gun Violence on May 7-14 2018. The GWA is observed in many countries worldwide. Roughly 1,500 people in the world ...

Peace Week emphasizes on everyone’s ‘Right to Peace’

“We have the Right to Peace!” was the resounding and clear message of Peace Week and the many school activities revolved around this theme. Respect for life and respect for human rights and human di...

Miriam College Alumna Sophia Dianne C. Garcia urges stronger UN action to protect women

“Indeed, we have a long way to go.” These were the words of Sophia Dianne C. Garcia (GS 2007, HS 2011, College 2015) in her call to action at the United Nations Security Council meeting in April 20...

CPE assists UN on Sustainable Peace Research

The Center for Peace Education (CPE) assisted the United Nations, through the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), in soliciting perspectives of civil society on the topic of Sustaining Peace...

CPE conducts forum on building a culture of peace and nonviolence

The world and our country today are confronted with misogynistic, violent and unlawful narratives floated in media, including in social media. These narratives run counter to Catholic social teachings...

MC celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019

The Center for Peace Education (CPE) of Miriam College, in cooperation with the UNI Harmony Partners-Manila, organized two important events to mark and celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week on F...

CPE conducts workshop for Philippine colleges of education; launches book

“To reach peace, teach peace!” This message echoed once more as Miriam College, through the Center for Peace, recently conducted a series of workshops for 15 colleges of education in the country. Th...

Norway strengthens gender-responsive peacemaking in PH | Manila Times

The Norwegian Embassy in Manila partners with the Center for Peace Education (CPE) — Miriam College for the “WePeace: Women in Peacekeeping” project, which is an initiative that provides a gender-r...

Christian, Muslim hold peace Forum | Negros Chronicle

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Center for Peace Education-Miriam College (CPE-MC), Pax Christi Pilipinas (PCP) and the Gi...

CPE commemorates 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing

The Center for Peace Education (CPE) and Pax Christi of Miriam College (PC-MC) led members of the Miriam College community in opening the exhibit commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of H...

CPE speaks out for peace, disarmament in local and global spaces

The Center for Peace Education (CPE), current Secretariat of Pax Christi-Pilipinas (PCP), participated in Pax Christi International’s (PCI) Annual General Assembly in Arras, France on April 19-22. 

IS alum, CPE project officer speaks at UN panel discussion on Youth and Peace Building

Sophia Dianne “Soda” C. Garcia (BA International Studies 2015) attended the High-Level Interactive Dialogues during the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Peace at the United Nations H...

CPE shares perspectives on integral human formation at CEAP convention

The Center for Peace Education (CPE) participated in CEAP’s 76th convention with the theme “COMMUNIO: Building and Sustaining Ecclesial Communities for Life”.
 

WHO WE ARE

Meet the members of the Center for Peace Education

 

 

Stories

"Gawin ang Tama" by Omra Sultan | Poetry

Mga kapwa ko kaibigan,Gawin nating matatag ang samahan – Maging sa kakilala o hindi man – Sa lugar na kinaroroonan ng kapayapaan.

Norjana Malik

Nararapat na ang mga batang tulad ko ay sama-samang makihalok at tumulong na gumawa ng hakbang patungo sa kapayapaan, dahil sa kagustuhan ng isang tao na makamit ang tunay na kapayapaan ay wala sae da...

Abdulrahman Guiapal

Maraming salamat sa Miriam College at Rajah Muda National High School sa pagtataguyod ng ganitong mga programa na nakapagbibigay linaw sa tunay na kahulugan ng kapayapaan at nagging inspirasyon naming...

Sam Paradero

I learned that our differences, like religion, school, or culture, are not hindrances for us to interact with and know other people. All it takes is just a little courage to reach out and talk to one ...

Ricka Padolina

I learned the following: First, peace is something that should start from inside us. Second, it is fun and enriching to make friends with people of another culture and language. Lastly, I should alway...

Joharie Sanaday Esmail

Nang dahil sa scholarship na ibinigay ng MC Center for Peace Education, nakamit ko pa ang apat na taong kursong, Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Technology and Livelihood Education, sa Unive...

Maxene De Castro

Ang workshop ng CPE ukol sa ??? ay nagpapalaganap ng kapayapaan sa pagitan ng mga mananampalataya ng mga relihiyong Islam at Katolisismo at iba pang mga relihiyon. Mas naintindihan ko ang mga bagay na...

Zuharto Abas

Our students from the Suara nu Kalilintad Club of Rajah Muda National High School are very grateful to have this opportunity to participate in it. This will help them a lot in molding our youth to bec...

Iverly Viar

Working with the Center for Peace Education gave us more platform and opportunities to advance our advocacy work. I can say that this is very prominent in instances wherein Pax Christi Miriam College ...

Bianca Pabotoy

Working close with people from CPE showed me that an advocate of peace is not just limited to those formally studying it. Anyone, at any age, can contribute and has an important role to play in peace ...

Marco Gutang

Miriam College Center for Peace Education has played a great role in developing me as a peace educator throughout the years. It has connected me with excellent mentors and trainers who have guided me,...

Arlan dela Cruz

Our young preservice teachers as agents of peace: specifically, as peace educators, as spiritual leaders in the classroom, and as advocates of nonviolent conflict peaceful resolution for young student...
 

CONTACT US

  • ADDRESS:

    ESI Building, Miriam College
    Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108

  • PHONE :

    +63 2 930-MCQC (6272) local 3550

  • EMAIL :

    cpe@mc.edu.ph

  • FACEBOOK :

    @CPEMiriamCollege