The Center for Peace Education (CPE) participated in CEAP’s 76th convention with the theme “COMMUNIO: Building and Sustaining Ecclesial Communities for Life”.
On September 26, CPE Executive Director Jasmin Nario-Galace spoke to school heads and superintendents on “Engaging Communities for Transformative Education”. On September 28, she spoke with faculty of basic education in the concurrent session on “Integral Human Formation.” In her discourses, Nario-Galace posited that peace education is a pathway to both personal and social transformation. She emphasized that transformation is not only needed in societal structures but in personal structures because of increasing incivility. She encouraged Catholic educators to take a whole school approach in creating change and transformation and shared examples on how justice and peace concepts could be integrated in 10 areas of school life: the curriculum, programs, practices, structures, research and materials, teaching-learning methodologies, practices, advocacy, agency and outreach and extension.
Galace was also commissioned as member of the Technical Working Group tasked to develop standards for Catholic Higher Education.