Kids As Peacemakers: Children's Mural Project

On Earth Peace is excited to announce the updated Kids as Peacemakers curriculum! Originally created via a partnership between On Earth Peace and the Kids As Peacemakers, Inc., this curriculum has been transformed via current events: the refugee crisis, violence, race division, and other issues- making it pertinent to issues peacemakers around the world face today.

The aim of this curriculum is “To reduce violence in our communities and develop leadership for peace in each new generation.”

The curriculum is available for a small fee of $20 per one age version. Please let On Earth Peace know if cost is an issue:

·        A younger religious and secular version (Grades 1st-3rd)

·        An older religious and secular version (Grades 4th-6th)

What is included in the curriculum?

·        4 or 5, 2-hour engaging sessions in which children gain a better understanding of peace, the roles and characteristics of peacemakers, and how to promote acceptance and understanding of others, no matter our differences.

·        Instructions to create a mural for display

·        All handouts, supplemental worksheets, and evaluations

This curriculum continues to encourage children to envision peace in their community and world, aiding them in engaging in consensus decision making processes to design and create a mural that is displayed in communities. Churches, schools, and social organizations are encouraged to educate for peace and create murals in their children’s programs!

If you are interested in learning more about the Kids As Peacemakers curriculum or have any questions, please contact Marie Benner-Rhoades, Youth and Young Adult Peace Formation Director, at mrhoades@onearthpeace.org or our Children’s Peace Formation intern at children@onearthpeace.org

Participating Churches and Organizations

·        Commit to educating for peace in connection with the mural project (curriculum provided by On Earth Peace)!      

·        Then, construct and display the mural to visually engage your community in discussions about the meaning of peace and your community’s role.

·         Finally, respond to the message/vision of the mural via workshops, events, and discussions- let On Earth Peace know, too!

Kids As Peacemakers

Kids as Peacemakers is an organization founded by Merle Forney, based on historic peace church treachings.  It's mission is to reduce violence and foster creation of child friendly communities  where children can live, grow and thrive  

More information about this organization, you are invited to visit the Kids as Peacemakers website by clicking here.


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