The School of Peace (SOP) was an idea born out of the Interfaith Cooperation Forum. The first SOP was held in Bangalore, India in 2006. The purpose of the SOP is to encourage engagement between people of different faiths. Every one or two years, approximately 20 young adults from conflict-prone areas come together to share different faith perspectives. Through lectures, field trips, and interaction with one another, the participants learn about other faiths and the importance of living with one another in justpeace.
The curriculum for the School of Peace was developed together with the Vishtar Learning Centre in Bangalore, India. It includes topics like identity and conflict; conflict, violence and war; and transformation.