“The programming coming out of the World Youth Peace Summit is directed at creating projects that will help people to learn to stop fighting.” - Dan Doyle, Closing Ceremonies, 2011 World Youth Peace Summit
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Institute for International Sport News: October 2012
A Focus On Non-Violence
The Institute for International Sport sees a clear connection between non-violence and the pursuit of peace. These critical objectives form the basis of the Institute’s long-term commitment to programs that will address the violence that is bubbling over in so many communities throughout the United States.
In 2008, the United States Scholar-Athlete Games aimed to develop concepts to use sport and the arts as mediums to address violence among youth. Since then, the Institute has made this objective a priority, resulting in a number of initiatives including National Sportsmanship Day.
This annual program has played a key role in promoting non-violence by focusing on fair play and relating the idea to two key National Sportsmanship Day mantras:
Don’t Punch Back, Play Harder
Always Employ Competitive Self-Restraint (Compete hard, but maintain your self-control)
As we continue to plan the 2013 National Sportsmanship Day, non-violence will again be the principle objective.
More news to come!