The Peace Studies program at Bethany Theological Seminary is now accepting entries for its 2021 Peace Essay Contest. Made possible by the Jennie Calhoun Baker Endowment, the contest has a deadline of May 15, 2021. Essays should be 1500-2000 words and written in response to the following prompt:
Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Social Change in an Increasingly Virtual World
More than five decades after civil resistance movements worldwide, communities local and global continue to be threatened by state-sanctioned violence. From movements in opposition to police brutality in Nigeria led by #ENDSARS and in the United States organized by #BlackLivesMatter, to the farmer protests in India and the pro-Navalny movement in Russia, people are joining in solidarity to rise up and demand a better world. How can we create and participate in nonviolent social change in an increasingly violent — and virtual — world?
The contest is open to students in high school, college, seminary, or graduate school. Prizes of $2000, $1000, and $500 will be awarded to the top three entries.
Learn more or submit your essay here.