The Art of Harmony — resolving conflicts

The Program

The Book

What are the consequences of violence?”Mark proved to be an excellent choice for our yearly author visit. His stories were fresh, original, amusing and, at times, heartwarming.”

Can problems be solved peacefully? How can we handle bullies?
There are alternatives…

Mark Binder’s program, “Stories for Peace” offers students and people of all ages a variety of responses to situations involving conflict.

In addition to offering possibilities for handling bullies, he raises issues and presents options around negotiating peace, peace through laughter, the power of peace, and peace of mind.

As a lecturer/storyteller, Mark’s presentations are 100% engaging. He knows how to capture and hold an audience’s imagination.

The program also includes powerful demonstrations that can enable students to create peace in their own homes and communities.

Programs for schools, libraries, religious groups and community centers

We are now scheduling the Stories for Peace tour for schools, libraries, churches, synagogues, mosques and community centers.

Combining storytelling skills with martial arts experience, Mark Binder presents a 45 to 90 minute program that is both entertaining and discussion provoking. These programs are age-adjusted and are appropriate for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 as well as adults and mixed family groups.

Appropriate for: Schools, Community Centers, Libraries, Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Monasteries, Peace Organizations… adults, school children and families. (Click here to download a detailed description)

Booking—to schedule an event 
To find out more  about bringing Mark’s program to your organization,
or about purchasing bulk copies of Stories for Peace
Beth Hellman  — or call 401-272-8707.


 “With our older students, he focused on stories from his newest collection, Stories for Peace, and these were a big crowd-pleasure. Our student council has focused their efforts for the past two years on anti-bullying programs, and Mark’s signature story, “The Bully and the Shrimp,” has become a school-wide favorite. The fact that both the bully and the bullied in that story end up reaching out to each other in friendship truly brought home the message we’ve been trying to articulate to our students. Mark’s storytelling and writing made the concepts come alive for everyone.”

—Liverpool Elementary School

“Everyone agrees that the world needs peace.
It is also true that the world needs stories. Mark Binder brings these two needs together and in a short time, children and adults will be amazed how they will learn together, laugh together, dream together, and be inspired to continuing creating peace in the world. What a wonderful gift for any community to continue this work that began at the beginning of time and is made real for us in Mark’s stories.”
—Rev. T. Michael Rock
Pastor / Community Activist / Nonviolence Trainer

From “Stories for Peace” – Part 1 – Rosa Parks Story – all ages
Live recording. Note, the actual performance does not include the photo montage.

From “The Art of Peace” – Part 2 – Demonstration– all ages
Live recording of a demonstration of Aikido philosophy as a means of solving conflict.
Note: This was an elementary school presentation. This program is appropriate for a wide age range through high school and adult.

Peace of MindThe Two Monks and the Gross Slimy Monster — a Zen Story.
Peace in ConflictThe Bully and the Shrimp–resolving a schoolyard conflict.
The Power of PeaceRosa Parks — one woman helps change the world.
Choosing PeaceThe Olive Orchard — A tale of destruction and redemption

Who is Mark Binder?
A former candidate for US Congress, Mark Binder is a writer, storyteller and Aikido instructor. He holds a third-degree black belt in Aikido, the martial art for peace. He promises not to throw anyone across the room. He has recently released a new book, Stories for Peace which includes some of the stories in the presentation.

To find out more  about bringing Mark’s program to your organization,
or about purchasing bulk copies of Stories for Peace, please click here


Stories for Peace Discussion Guide

Video: Stories for Peace – Part 2 – Demonstration

Live recording of a portion of my “Art of Peace” program.
This is a demonstration of Aikido philosophy as a means of solving conflict.
Read “The Olive Orchard” Story
More about Mark Binder’s Storytelling ProgramsMore about Aikido
Dr. Martin Luther King’s World House vision and agenda

How can I schedule “Stories for Peace” for my organization?

Call 401-272-8707

Available on Amazon.Com in softcover and Kindle

Stories for Peace - Mark Binderand for Nook