Summary of the Curriculum for Tolerance

This curriculum is an outcome of the project:

“Towards a Culture of Tolerance and Co-Existence: Educating for Human Rights, Nonviolence and Acceptance of the Other”, which has been funded by the European Union (EU). It aims at providing students with knowledge about democracy and human rights. Additionally it encourages students to reflect on their identity and values.

Conflict Resolution Book 

"Constructive Conflict Transformation" is a training manual for school counselors. Most of the activities described in this manual apply to youth from the age of 9 to 18, and some to younger children between 5 and 8.The manual also contains some activities that apply in particular to adults.  

Part I and II of this manual are theoretical whereas part III is the practical section. In the theoretical part questions like what is conflict and what is violence will be discussed as well as what is constructive conflict transformation and nonviolence.


Recently there has been a growing interest in alternatives to violence even at the level of long-term
political activists. In fact these activists and community leaders have specifically expressed their
dissatisfaction with the cycle of violence and its results, and requested information and training for active

MEND, having built its reputation on a holistic and creative approach to violence in schools, has taken this
approach further to reach the general population. Working through film, the internet, radio, bumper
stickers, posters, and news advertisements, MEND has changed the local attitude to nonviolence from one
of scepticism or dismissal (when MEND was first established in 1998) to one of interest and appreciation - so that now even the Palestinian President talks about nonviolence. If there can be a visible nonviolence
movement, this will give hope to all those on both sides who fear the cycle of violence and cannot see
any partners for peace.


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