Practices of the leaders of religious institutes are fundamental in promoting peace education as their practices leave an immense impact not only on the perceptions and practices of teachers but also of the students regarding peace education. The beliefs, interests, inclinations, moral values, and competency of institutional leaders are reflected in policies they make and are presented in the practices of teachers. Owing to the importance of their practices aimed to promote peace education, there is a need to identify the extent of these practices as they are perceived by direct stakeholders, that is, teachers, which makes the aim of the current study. This research is a quantitative survey-based research. The population of this research includes the teachers of religious education institutes of Lahore. Cluster sampling method was used for the selection of sample. Data was collected from the teachers teaching to final year students and a total of 292 teachers participated in the study. A self-developed instrument was used to collect data. The instrument was based on the factors of peace education and practices used to promote them from the literature. The instrument was pilot tested and the validity and reliability of the instrument was established that was 0.87. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results indicated that teachers were satisfied with the practices of the leaders of religious institutes aimed to promote peace education. This study may help the academicians, practitioners, and policymakers to promote peace education in all schools of Pakistan.
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