India is a diverse nation, crisscrossed by religious, ethnic, caste, regional and political fault lines. Prime Minister Modi's government has torn those asunder seeking to remake India’s secular republic into a majoritarian Hindu state.
In the mid-19th century, a pro-slavery minority — encouraged by lawmakers — used violence to stifle a growing anti-slavery majority. It wasn’t long before the other side embraced force as a necessary response.
What if all our schools required training in skilled, non-violent conflict resolution as a form of peace literacy and moral awareness for their students. Would that not be one of the most useful education skills for life that we could give them?