2017 Peace Literacy Summer Workshop


The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will host a five-day Peace Literacy summer workshop from July 16-21, 2017, in Santa Barbara, California. The workshop will teach the Peace Literacy skills and ideas that enable us to create realistic peace in our lives, communities, and around the world. This workshop will also provide guidance to educators and non-educators on teaching and spreading Peace Literacy.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the course outline.


The workshop will take place at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, California. It is a beautiful, natural sanctuary of 26 semi-rural acres in the foothills of the Montecito neighborhood.

La Casa de Maria
La Casa de Maria is located on 26 stunning acres in the foothills of the Montecito neighborhood in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, a beautiful city on the Central Coast of California, is the headquarters of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and the location for the 2017 Peace Literacy Summer Workshop.


Paul K. Chappell, Peace Leadership Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, has delivered hundreds of lectures and workshops on Peace Leadership and Peace Literacy around the United States and many other countries.

Read these testimonials about Paul’s work from a diverse group of individuals that he has reached.


The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) strives to keep the Peace Literacy workshop affordable by not charging people for the training (the only cost to participants is the fee for staying at the retreat center), because we do not want money to prevent people from learning the essential Peace Literacy skills that empower us to improve our lives and the world. La Casa de Maria is providing a partial scholarship for all participants. NAPF is also providing partial scholarships for all participants to further lower the cost of accommodations and food.

Below is the cost per number of roommates. The costs listed below include lodging for five nights and four days, three meals a day, round-trip transportation from Santa Barbara airport or train station to La Casa de Maria retreat center (participants must cover their own travel costs to Santa Barbara), and all of the training.

Two roommates = $400 per person for entire workshop

One roommate = $500 per person for entire workshop

No roommate (own room) = $650 per person for entire workshop

*Upon acceptance to the summer workshop, a nonrefundable downpayment of $200 will be required to reserve your spot.


The application form is below. If you are having trouble viewing it, use this direct link to fill out the form. We are currently at capacity for this workshop. You may still submit your application and if a spot opens up we will contact you as soon as possible.