Center for Nonviolence & Democratic Education (CNDE)
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The purpose of the Center for Nonviolence & Democratic Education (CNDE) is to understand and educate, locally and globally, for a nonviolent, democratic, peaceful, ecologically sustainable, and just society. CNDE provides an interdisciplinary forum for the study of nonviolence and democratic education, within which a number of research initiatives are being undertaken, as well as curriculum development and the organization of seminars, symposia, discussion groups, etc. CNDE is an expression of The University of Toledo’s mission to “improve the human condition” through research and education.
In general CNDE is devoted to the pursuit of the following three broad questions:
(1) What are the causes and ways of preventing all forms of violence, including injustice, locally, nationally, internationally, and globally?
(2) What moral, political, and social frameworks support a democratic, just, peaceful, and ecologically sustainable society?
(3) What kind of education is needed to create and sustain a democratic, just, peaceful, and ecologically sustainable society?