Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Understanding War in order to Save Lives


Peacemaking is more than protesting about war, it is seeking to be pro-active in creating conditions for peace or at least conditions to help head off war. It is a holistic task taking in doing right by people's legitimate needs for security and opportunity and the means to make a right livelihood. THere are a few good links from this article and here's a quote to whet your appetite. "If we are to create a more stable world -- and there is increasing evidence that security and sustainability go hand-in-hand and that attempts to create one without the other are doomed from the start -- we need to do a better job of heading off conflict (or negotiating its end), of stopping genocides, and of bringing the killers to justice. But we also need to better understand the kinds of problem violence creates, in order to better relieve suffering and more quickly recreate stability in war-torn areas."

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Understanding War in order to Save Lives:

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