Creating the Culture of Peace

Creating the Culture of Peace

The culture of peace and non-violence is essential to human existence, development and progress. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the norm-setting, forward-looking “Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace”. Governments, institutions, NGOs, other civil society entities and, in particular, individuals – all are encouraged therein to contribute to the global movement for the culture of peace. Related to this vision, this rich and varied dialogue discusses how the culture of peace can be achieved in the world. Based on the extensive personal and professional experiences of two high-profile thinkers and activists, they analyse the challenges unfolding at local, national and global levels and how these relate to humanity's quest for peace, human security and happiness. Although coming from very different positions – one a Buddhist philosopher, educator and leader; the other a UN diplomat renowned for his international work in peace, development and human rights – these interlocutors are united in their search for justice and better quality of life for all and their conviction that women and young people are the most effective means to achieving positive change in the world. The dialogue provides ideas on the key challenges that face our planet: poverty and deprivation, war and violence, nuclear weapons and small arms, climate change and environmental degradation, weak governance and financial crises, marginalization of women and alienation of youth and the relentless drive for materialism. They also invite us to consider how the culture of peace can be practically achieved through an individual, collective and institutional transformation. Recognizing that global citizenship, multilateralism, women's equality and value-creating education are central and inter-linked themes, this dialogue also underscores the inherent strength of spirituality, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, respect for diversity and empowerment that comes from the trials and tribulations of life.


Author
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date
ISBN 1786725703
Pages 272 pages
Rating 4/5 (07 users)

More Books:

Creating the Culture of Peace
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-23 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The culture of peace and non-violence is essential to human existence, development and progress. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consens
Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace
Language: en
Pages: 407
Authors: Joseph de Rivera
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-28 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Mediation and negotiation, personal transformation, non-violent struggle in the community and the world: these behaviors – and their underlying values – und
Building Cultures of Peace
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Randall Amster
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-13 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

From violence and abuse within family units, to communities and regions torn apart by inter-group conflict and wars among nations, the human condition is rife w
Lessons for Creating a Culture of Character and Peace in Your Classroom
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Edward F. DeRoche
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-01 - Publisher: IAP

The intent of this playbook is to enable PK-12 teachers, teachers-in-training, counselors, and coaches to use character and peace education lessons to enrich th
Paths to a Culture of Tolerance and Peace
Language: en
Pages: 149
Authors: Basma EL Zein
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-01 - Publisher: CRC Press

We are living today in a multicultural world, surrounded by people from different backgrounds, cultures and religions. Establishing tolerance and peace has beco
The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology
Language: en
Pages: 1365
Authors:
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-12 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology, available online through Wiley Online Library or as a three-volume print set, is a state-of-the-art resource featuring alm
Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Singh, Swaranjit
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-10 - Publisher: IGI Global

A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particu
Borderless Education as a Challenge in the 5.0 Society
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Ade Gafar Abdullah
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-21 - Publisher: Routledge

These proceedings contain a selection of papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Educational Sciences, organized on 16 November 2019. It covers
PEACE STUDIES, PUBLIC POLICY AND GLOBAL SECURITY – Volume III
Language: en
Pages: 482
Authors: Ursula Oswald Spring, Ada Aharoni, Ralph V. Summy, Robert Charles Elliot
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-24 - Publisher: EOLSS Publications

Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Sys
Creating Classrooms of Peace in English Language Teaching
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Barbara M. Birch
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-09 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Timely and accessible, this edited volume brings together leading scholars to discuss methods for supporting reconciliation, peace, and sustainable and social c