When terror strikes
we mourn in gales of sorrow,
praise those forever lost.
When torrents subside,
let us sit down and talk.
How can we know the signs,
show more caring?
Storms of carnage call for compassion,
All arrogance must be tamed.
With ‘storm’ as this week’s dVerse Quadrille prompt, it was hard not to think of the recent tragic events in London. I found myself surfing the web to find information about education and support programs designed to prevent radicalization leading to violence. What I had heard on the radio seemed to be confirmed—there are few large scale initiatives…actions being taken seem to be low profile (or reported in languages other than English). Here are three links that I found interesting:
- Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, a non-profit organization in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Let’s Talk About it—Working Together to Prevent Terrorism, a U.K. initiative
- “Can education prevent violent extremism”, an article about the Roundtable Debate on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education, United Nations, New York, June 2016