Peace Literacy2019-03-05T18:51:52-08:00

Peace Literacy

NAPF’s Peace Literacy Initiative is led by Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and former Army Captain. Paul joined NAPF in 2009 and has developed a unique, groundbreaking program. Peace Literacy is now taught to students and educators alike, in the U.S. and internationally. It’s built on the core premise that peace, like math and reading, requires a skill set that needs to be taught in schools. Peace Literacy teaches skills to cope with trauma and the human condition while providing practical tools that can be applied to every aspect of life. It teaches the skills to help move us from being pre-literate in peace to being peace literate, offering a road map to solving local, national, and global challenges, including the abolition of nuclear weapons. to give educators, students, activists, and people from all backgrounds the skills they need to effectively wage peace every day.

Paul K. Chappell


Paul K. Chappell travels throughout the United States and to other countries to give lectures to high school, college and graduate level classes as well as civic, religious and veterans groups.


Paul K. Chappell teaches two-, three- and five-day training programs tailored to any school or organization’s need. Workshops offered in the past include a five-day graduate-level course at the University of San Diego. To learn more about our Peace Literacy workshops, click here.

Peace Literacy Resources

Paul K. Chappell is the author of six books on ending war, waging peace, the art of living, and peace leadership. Click here for a list of resources used in our Peace Literacy courses.


Read comments from teachers who are implementing the Peace Literacy curriculum in their classrooms.