Developing strategies for nonviolence in education: a preliminary notice

ICON focuses in particular on ways of promoting nonviolence in and through education. Violence permeates South African society, and education is no exception. Violence ranging from theft to assault to harassment and to murder occur in our schools and in higher education. Instead of being a safe place for teachers and students, education may well serve to reproduce violence.
In response, ICON will, in collaboration with Durban University of Technology, MIET Africa, and the Association of Bahá’í Studies (Southern Africa) host a major conference Developing Strategies for Nonviolence in Education. This will be held at Durban University of Technology from 1st to 3rd July 2013.