Our Work

What happens at PEAC trainings:

We aspire to work with students who are looking to make a difference in their local communities--along the lines of creating peace. We then aim to pair them with a mentor to guide them along their journey to develop an action plan, put them in touch with top experts in their chosen field of study, all to help build on the experience they have at PEAC Camp. Here they meet new and diverse people, share stories, and through various activities start to think about the process of transforming a place of war or impoverishment into a thriving community.

PEAC trainings are shaped around an empathy-building curriculum, with a strong emphasis on personal expression as the key to embodying another's lived experience. A safe container is created for the group to witness presentations, work with restorative justice and conflict resolution models, and have critical yet often difficult conversations around personal values and ethics and how to apply them to the collective human experience.

Through our workshops, we have seen the benefits of using a Proactive Preventative Model, and giving each student an individualized education plan. We aim to create a safe and supportive space for all students and their varying learning needs, aspiring to bridge the often divorced spaces of theory and practice. Ultimately we wish to take this format to scale in the creation of a school sometime in the not-so-distant future.



2018 NPT PrepCom in Geneva, Switzerland

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This youth expedition will consist of 12 individuals age 18-25. The participants will be from the U.S, Japan, and European states, though participants from other countries will be welcome. Students studying peace, conflict resolution, and international relations will receive priority. The program will run from 20 April 2018 to 25 April 2018. 

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Visit Peace Culture Village

Peace Culture Village (PCV) is a PEAC campus in Hiroshima Prefecture that cultivates peace as a way of life. The devastating consequences of war are visible around the world, but even in Hiroshima, there is little discussion of how human hearts, minds, conversations, and social/economic/political systems have to change if we hope to create a culture of peace. PCV is working to fill this gap by providing hands-on, skills-based training. Because we believe that peace among humans and peace with nature are equal requirements, our training focuses on conflict resolution and environmentally sustainable living. 

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No Child Should Be A Soldier

Working with Helping Hands

Peace Culture Village and the South Sudan NGO Helping Hands are jointly developing a youth rehabilitation workshop.

Many young people in South Sudan have suffered extreme trauma. Some have been child soldiers. Some have killed. Some have watched comrades die. Some have seen their families or friends killed, and some have been badly injured themselves. All suffer from some level of PTSD, and many are having trouble reintegrating into normal South Sudanese society.

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International Youth Leadership Conference, Japan

From March 27th to April 5th, 2015 a group of student ambassadors from metropolitan New York City met with students in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan for a ten-day International Youth Leadership Workshop.

The focus of the workshop was to create and expand awareness of the dangers of nuclear weapons; teach empathy, compassion and communication skills to youth from different cultures; and give the participants a chance to express their newfound connection and understanding through art.

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Peace Camp

Here at Peace Culture Village, we work together to learn peace in a concrete, hands-on way. One way to get involved at PCV is to participate in a Peace Camp--a structured, wholistic, peace culture experience. While each camp has a different theme, the basic Peace Camp schedule consists of (1) lectures and discussion about peace culture and (2) workshops on specific themes relevant to peaceful living, taught by local experts.

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