|* Peace is not merely the absence of war and hatred (negative peace / cold war) but also the presence of cooperation, compassion and worldwide justice (positive peace / hot peace).|
* Freedom and Peace. What is the relationship between these two conditions? Can you have one without the other?
* “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and under a just God, can not long retain it.” – Abraham Lincoln
* “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
* The means we use to reach our ends are extremely important. Hopefully your “means” are kindness-centered and non-destructive. Often (maybe always) being kind is more important than proving you are right. When it is critical that you prove your point, remember to intertwine wisdom with kindness.
* What is war? It is a state of hostility between nations (or within nations; or within individuals) characterised by fighting, destruction and bloodshed. Wars are often caused by real/perceived injustice, hatred, poverty, and the desire for power.
* What is perhaps the best way to prevent war? Conflict prevention and Conflict resolution/transformation requires that we eliminate the nature of the hostilities and attempt to create harmony and equality between the various parties. Restorative justice implies that the perceived injustices must be resolved through either negotiation, mediation, arbitration, community conferencing, community meditation, negotiated rulemaking, collaborative/international law, or as a last resort, military action. Trauma recovery / Indentity renewal can help prevent war torn areas from falling back into further fighting. Youth development strategies can help our future adults from repeating the mistakes we have made that have lead us to war. Philosophy suggests that nations that have found peace should help less peaceful nations by sharing knowledge, food and other resources. Our conscience tells us that we should treat others the way we want to be treated, with dignity and respect.
* How can we achieve Peace on Earth? First and utmost, we must find it within ourselves. By sharing our inner peace with others, peace will spread. By raising our children properly and teaching them to respect and love their neighbors (didn’t someone say this before? 🙂 they will learn the joy of peace. The peace process should be a predominantly preventative measure (A gram of prevention is worth a kilogram of cure). [conflict identification & prevention tips] Peace should likely start as a grassroots movement, thereby creating a “trickle-up” process. Not only can we teach others about peace but we can suggest alternatives to governments and political candidates that continue to advocate war as the main solution to civil and international conflict. Along the way, some form of world “Planning and Lawmaking” committee probably needs to be established that includes all nations. One nation’s problems are problems for all of us. We must learn to see ourselves as one small planet and not be so concerned with our nationality, race or religion. When it comes right down to it we are all human, and we should work together for human rights and justice for all. Shouldn’t we?!
Think what we could accomplish if we all worked together to create a true world economy. We could end starvation, reduce poverty, create jobs and work towards common goals such as worldwide justice, peace education, pollution control and planet management.
* Finding peace is not just about learning how to obtain it, but also learning how to hold onto it without slipping back to angry ways.
* If you want to achieve Peace, do not talk only to your friends, talk to your enemies.
This “peace appeal” emanates from Gaza, which is stricken with poverty, terror, misery and death Gaza’s children live in poverty, terror and misery Gaza’s children are victims of a war that kills mothers, fathers and siblings. Gaza’s children, mothers, fathers and siblings hate war, hate the destruction of […]
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CALL OF PEACE-ALNORANI FROM GAZA: WE WANT LIFE.. WE LOVE.. This “peace appeal” emanates from Gaza, which is stricken with poverty, terror, misery and death Gaza’s children live in poverty, terror and misery Gaza’s children are victims of a war that kills mothers, fathers and siblings. Gaza’s children, mothers, fathers and siblings hate war, hate the destruction
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