Pro-Peace and Anti-War Education

World BEYOND War believes that education is a critical component of a global security system and an essential tool for getting us there.

We educate both about and for the abolition of war. Our educational resources are based on knowledge and research that expose the myths of war and illuminate the proven nonviolent, peaceful alternatives that can bring us authentic security. Of course, knowledge is only useful when it’s applied. Thus we also encourage citizens to reflect upon critical questions and engage in dialogue with peers toward challenging assumptions of the war system. These forms of critical, reflective learning have been well documented to support increased political efficacy and action for system change.

Educational Resources

Online Courses

War and the Environment: Jan 17 - Feb 27, 2022

Grounded in research on peace and ecological security, this course focuses on the relationship between two existential threats: war and environmental catastrophe.

War Abolition 101: Apr 18 - May 29, 2022

How can we make the best argument for shifting from war to peace? What must we understand and know about the war system if we are to dismantle it?

Leaving WWII Behind: June 19 – July 31, 2022

Learn why World War II is not a good justification for military spending and war planning, both because WWII happened in a very different world from today's and because common beliefs about justifications for WWII are false.

War Abolition 201: Oct 10 – Nov 20, 2022

With what do we replace the war system? What truly makes us secure? What are the moral, social, political, philosophical and pragmatic foundations of an alternative global security system – a system in which peace is pursued by peaceful means?

Buy a Four-Course Package

Register at a Discount for Four Online Courses in 2022

Register for all four of the courses above in one go.

Peace Education and Action for Impact

An Education and Activism Course for Youth, Debuted in 2021, Planned Anew for 2022

Learn more about this collaboration between World BEYOND War, Rotary, and Rotary Action Group for Peace.

Organizing 101

A Course You Can Take Free at Any Time

World BEYOND War’s Organizing 101 course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of grassroots organizing. Whether you are a prospective World BEYOND War chapter coordinator or already have an established chapter, this course will help you hone your organizing skills.

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