The Peace Revolution is on
“In my lifetime, I have seen the cold war dissolved, I have seen the Berlin wall come down, I have seen Apartheid dismantled, and I have seen a man of color in the White House. I have seen a grass roots movement use social media to topple governments. Now you can be a part of a peace revolution that comes together to shift human thinking and social development through ELED.” – Bro. Ishmael Tetteh
We have seen the signs of the annihilation of the human race through nuclear bombs and we can stop that from happening.
Civilizations have always held visions of promoting greater individual joy and global peace. It is however paradoxical that in spite of our apparent advances in education, technology, science and the arts, the global landscape today is characterized by war, strife, disease, poverty, fear and anger. We are neither able to relate harmoniously with our environment nor with one another in ways that honor our truest desires and uphold our dignity. We build physical, social and economic structures without any attention to the development of the people who live in it or will use it; and that is what we call Brick and Mortal civilization.
Civilization must take a new turn to focus on the development of humans; and that is what I call Human Based Civilization. A structure without a soul will collapse on itself and that is very imminent unless we take action. Humanity is stuck in a quagmire from which we might not be able to extricate ourselves without fresh consideration of the fundamentals of our relationships. We need a novel approach to the understanding of self, our relationships with other people (as individuals or groups and nations) and our relationship with the environment.
The overriding question is, who are we and who are the other people with whom we are relating? Again, as adults we suddenly find ourselves saddled with the rather daunting task of raising children without much of a clue as to what constitute upbringing and what modes of socialization or education are the best fit for our children. For example, how does a thirteen year old who gets pregnant, raise a child when she herself needs to be parented? Invariably, we are not schooled in parenting. Whatever we are doing in our relationships and more seriously in the raising of our children is nothing but mere experimentation.
It incredible that we have systematic methods for developing material objects for our use but the development of human beings and our relationships continue to be a matter of trial and error? No wonder our so-called civilization is in reverse drive. What the world needs urgently to salvage it from this trend is the systemized body of knowledge called Essential Life Education.
Essential Life Education provides the needed tools for a movement towards world peace. The message of the movement is simple, “Let us have the study of the RELATIONSHIP in all of its forms in our domestic and secular education.”
Every civilization is founded on its knowledge system and the addition of this knowledge system is the much needed input to change our current civilization. We have to get this to the policy makers and to the ‘powers that be’. And when we get one percent of the human population studying Relationship and especially, ELED, it will be the tipping point for world peace.
We owe it to ourselves, and the future generation a legacy of peace and we are the ones to change the course of civilization.