In this blog, Ivete Belfort and several other volunteers in São Paulo share their perspectives on what it’s like to be part of the Peace Education Program and how they see it helping participants in Brazil.
Steve Ahsmuhs shares perspective on facilitating the Peace Education Program for inmates at the Osceola County Corrections Department in the Orlando area of Florida.
Cintra Hardy, Jeff Camp, and John Hampton have facilitated 80 Peace Education Program (PEP) workshops for female inmates at Miami’s Metro Dade Detention Center. Cintra shares some of the women’s comments about looking for inner peace in prison.
Lucy Collins shares her perspective on being a volunteer facilitator for the Peace Education Program (PEP) in Miami, Florida, where she and her team have conducted about 400 PEP workshops for inmates at the Metro West Detention Center.
Susan Ramsey facilitates the Peace Education Program in Denver, Colorado, at a shelter for homeless women and transgender individuals. A participant said, “This class is preparing us for when we have our own housing. Because even when we get it, we’ll still have to deal with the problems of the world and find peace.”
Mary Dalgleish writes about her experience presenting the Peace Education Program at the recent International Corrections and Prison’s Association conference in London.