Online Learning

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.

World BEYOND War offers several tools and resources for engaged learning for the abolition of war.  Our two primary online learning tools are 1) online courses, and 2) a free online study and discussion guide.


Online Courses

We periodically offer facilitated online courses led by World BEYOND War experts and allied activists and change makers from around the world. We typically request a $100 donation for participating in our online courses.

Check back here for new course offerings!

Past offerings have included:

War Abolition 101: How We Create a Peaceful World
How can we make the best argument for shifting from war to peace? How can we become more effective advocates and activists for ending particular wars, ending all wars, pursuing disarmament, and creating systems that maintain peace?

War Abolition 201: Building the Alternative Global Security System
With what do we replace the war system (aka the military-industrial-corporate-governmental complex)? 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? What actions and strategies might we pursue in building this system? War Abolition 201 explores these questions and more with the goal of engaging students in learning that leads to action.


Study and Discussion Guide

Study War No More – A Concerned Citizen’s Study & Action Guide for “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War” is available at globalsecurity.worldbeyondwar.org.

Study War No More is a free online learning tool developed in partnership with the Global Campaign for Peace Education.   It supports the study of World BEYOND War’s publication: A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS).   The guide can be used for independent study or as a tool for facilitating dialogue and discussion in classrooms (secondary, university) and with community groups.  Each discussion topic features a video introduction from our “study and action partners” – leading global thinkers, strategists, academics, advocates and activists who are already developing components of an alternative global security system.

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