Topics About Peace — This list of peace ideas is inspired by International Peace Day (September 21) and was originally written for kids. Yet, wonderfully, peace is an important topic for people of all ages to write and think about as it encourages understanding, compassion, tolerance, and more.
So whatever age you are, please read on to discover more.
In this set of writing ideas and journal prompts, you are asked to think about the importance of peace and its potential in the world. (Gotta love that idea!!) It’s exciting to think that all it takes is one great writing prompt to spark a person’s imagination about the possibilities of peace in our world.
So, get to it and use our list of topics about peace in your peace education studies, political science classroom, or peace studies in any curriculum for any grade level.
Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, and Lasting Peace
Yes, these are all possible. Indeed, they may also be essential to the wellbeing of individuals and to the public health overall.
53 Topics About Peace
- What does peace mean?
- Why is it important to have a Peace Day?
- How can you promote peace in the world?
- Why is world peace so hard to achieve?
- Can war solve problems?
- Do you think people are naturally peaceful?
- Write a story about a peaceful world.
- Is there a difference between being and feeling peaceful?
- What would our country look like if we had peace?
- Who is a peace advocate you admire?
- What is the best way to encourage peace?
- What does peace look like to you?
- Do you believe peace is important?
- How do you feel when people are peaceful?
- What needs to happen for world peace to occur?
- Write about a time when you were upset, but decided not to start a fight.
- Did your parents encourage you to be peaceful as a kid?
- If the world celebrates Peace Day together, why can’t we have peace all the time?
- How can you be more peaceful?
- What are three actions you can take to be more peaceful?
- If you tell the world anything about peace, what would you say?
- How can you peacefully remind people to be peaceful?
- Write about a time you encouraged peace.
- What makes you feel peaceful?
- Imagine a day where you were peaceful with everyone – what would you need to do?
- Do you think it’s possible to have world peace?
- Why do people have a hard time being peaceful?
- Why would peace be a good alternative to war?
- How can we learn more about peace?
- Are you committed to peace?
- Why do so many religions teach about peace?
- If you had to grade the world on its peacefulness, how would it score?
- How do you feel when you are peaceful instead of arguing?
- Write about the first time you realized peace was important.
- Do you think you’ll ever see a peaceful world in your lifetime?
- Are peace and non-violence different?
- Describe peace in five words. Why did you choose these words?
- Write a poem about a world where all the people stopped fighting.
- Who is a peaceful person you know?
- How can you teach someone in your life about peace?
- Where does peace come from?
- Is it hard to be peaceful?
- Do you think people want world peace?
- What is the greatest opportunity to create peace?
- Have you ever been in a fight you didn’t finish? Why did you stop?
- How can you promote peace in your community?
- Is it worth it to struggle for peace?
- Can peace be taught by example?
- What is the hardest thing for people to understand about peace?
- How could Americans be more peaceful?
- Describe five outcomes of a world where there was peace. What would it be like?
- How do we spread peace?
- Is it important for the world to celebrate peace together?
I hope you enjoyed these topics about peace on this webpage from my writing prompts blog.
Best Practices for Journaling and Writing about Peace
Here at journalbuddies, we know journaling can help students to work out some of these big questions about peace and peacemaking in a beautifully peaceful and accessible way.
Of course, it’s important for students to get the chance to develop their thoughts and feelings in a medium that encourages the expression of opinions.
As they journal, students can think about tough subjects in a safe environment. (Hence this list of topics about peace.)
Further, journal writing helps students to form their thoughts and examine their own beliefs. These skills can translate into their actions as they start to work toward peace.
Now, please encourage your students to pick one writing prompt from our list of topics about peace that most ignites their minds.
Then have them choose another and another, for we can never spend too much effort imagining a world filled with peace for all.
By using this list of topics about peace, writers will consider how they can promote peace in their communities and how they can be more peaceful in their everyday lives. Students will also get the chance to imagine a peace-filled world while also thinking about whether or not they will ever see such a thing.
A Few Closing Thoughts
Understanding the peace process in our own minds as well as in different cultures and different countries is essential to creating lasting concepts of peace and sustainable peace throughout the world. Further, going beyond stereotypes is also an essential step in the conflict resolution, peace-building process.
By contemplating topics about peace deeply, young people may shift their perspective and create a sense of inner peace for themselves. Then, perhaps, they could take these new points of view and create new and innovative peace agreements in their writings.
Exploring thoughts of peace through journaling is a dynamic process and a potent step in conflict prevention. What lives in our hearts and minds can also be built and expressed in the world at large.
Here’s to you exploring new, innovative, and loving thoughts and ideas that support global peace!
More Journal Prompts to Support Peace
Some Excellent Peace Resources
- Importance of Peace
- Peace research institute
- Free, 36-page report (Sweden, May 2021) on peace development including community-based peacebuilding, the role of the international community, and much more.
- Peace Corps
- Examples of positive and negative peace example:
Negative Peace might be a ceasefire agreement during a war, armed conflict or the presence of an armed force to dissuade violence in a situation.
Positive Peace might be the education of the masses on human rights, disarmament
efforts, or the presence of programs that offer informal conflict resolution between
community members (all, of course, coexisting with an absence of violence and war).
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