Tricia Jones and Larry Dieringer to provide Conference Keynote Addresses

The upcoming March 9-11 CRE conference in Fairfax Virginia is sure to be an interesting one for CRE teachers from all levels of the Educational system. The conference, entitled Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future, is being co-sponsored by The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Education Section, George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), and the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). The full final program is available via the ACR Education Section website. If you are in the area, conference day walk-in registrations are welcomed…

Larry Dieringer, Executive Director of Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) will present 25 Years: Looking Back and Looking Ahead wherein he reflects on his 24+ years at ESR and on the growth and changes in the field as a whole.

Tricia Jones, director of the Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education project, will provide a keynote to a crowd that will include 600 middle school mediators from the Fairfax County Schools entitled Changing the World-Youth Mediators Across the World.

New Journal focuses on Peace Education and Social Justice

A new online journal has debuted called In Factis Pax (In Knowledge there is Peace). As described on the journal’s website,

In Factis Pax is an online journal of peace education and social justice dedicated to the examination of the epistemological relationship between knowledge, peace, and social justice. The peer reviewed journal seeks articles which examine issues central to the formation of a peaceful society- the prevention of violence, political challenges to peace and democratic societies.”

The journal is based at the University of Toledo’s Judith Herb College of Education, also home to the Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education.

Submission Guidelines are available here. Seems like a good opportunity for our readers.