Posts by Stephanie Steiner

Celebrating Gandhi in Charleston, WV

The India Center in Charleston, West Virginia celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, (Spinning Wheel Day, in honor of Gandhi’s birthday, October 2) each year by inviting a guest speaker to talk about a different theme relating to Gandhi and nonviolence. The celebration also includes dinner, interfaith prayers, songs by the children’s choir, and a poster and essay contest for… read more

Peace Is Every Laugh

I just returned from Philadelphia, where I was invited to talk about peace at the Humor Academy lunch at the Association for Applied Therapeutic Humor (AATH) annual conference. The AATH is an organization of professionals from various fields who integrate humor into their lives and work to promote health and well-being. My talk was entitled… read more

Peace Education Inspiration: Colman McCarthy

In this week’s Education Corner, I’d like to share with you this interview with Colman McCarthy on C-SPAN2’s After Words program, which has given me great inspiration in my own teaching this month. As we approach the summer months, it’s a perfect time for us educators to reflect on our own teaching practice, and this interview provides… read more

Ode to Thich Nhat Hanh, Inspired by Earth Day

Aware that much suffering is caused by war and conflict, we are determined to cultivate nonviolence, compassion, and the insight of interbeing in our daily lives and promote peace education, mindful mediation, and reconciliation within families, communities, ethnic and religious groups, nations and the world. We are committed not to kill and not to let… read more

UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Education Forum

Nonviolence on the International Education Agenda From January 28-30, 2015, I had the opportunity to participate in UNESCO’s Second Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED), which was held in the lead up to the World Education Forum (WEF). At the WEF, the educational goals for the post-2015 development agenda will be established, following the Millennium… read more

Ahimsa Center Conference 2014

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Ahimsa Center biannual conference on nonviolence at California Polytechnic University Pomona, and in this blog post I would like to share with you a round-up of the conference presentations and a little about my own experience, takeaways, reflections and lingering questions. -Stephanie Knox Cubbon, Metta’s Director of Education… read more

Nonviolence and the New Story: Daring to Explore the World Within Webinar

This webinar features a presentation and conversation with Professor Michael Nagler on “Nonviolence and the New Story: Daring to Explore the World Within,” which was originally given as a TEDx talk in Fremont, CA. The 30-minute presentation is followed by Q&A with participants in the Metta Center Certificate in Nonviolence Studies program (total running time 1:03).… read more

Walk Out, Walk On: India to Greece

This blog post series is a facilitated group study of the book Walk Out, Walk On by Margaret Wheatley and Deboarh Frieze.  To read the first entry from the series, in which we visit Mexico and Brazil, click here. This week in our Walk Out, Walk On journey, we visited India and Greece. First in Shikshantar,… read more