Atrium Society Presents the Atrium Peace Institute Education and Resources for Understanding the Conditioned Mind

Overview – Resources for Understanding the Roots of Prejudice

From the Playground to the Battlefield – Individually and Socially –

In order bring about an understanding of conflict created by prejudice – biologically based conditioned thinking – one has to have the resources that give people the ability to intellectually and realistically grasp what these roots of conflict are. This means to be able to look at conflict, at violence, as it is without any glorification of it or by resisting it by promoting idealistic sentimentalized views of “peace”. What we generally have in regards to “peace educating books” and curricula to “teach peace” are idealistic, romanized versions of what we think peaceful behavior should be. Or on the other hand we glorify violence by promoting books, comic books, video games and movies that encourage violence as a heroic cultural ideal, one that is regarded as patriotic and noble. Rarely do we promote resources that look directly at violence without any judgment.