Tag Archives: positive peace

The Post Glory Exuberance Disorder-PGED

                                                                                                               by Kathie MM Just google “perpetual war,” and you will find many articles on US involvement in what appear to be endless military actions around the world.  Google “PTSD” and you will find many more articles on the pernicious … Continue reading

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Truth & Reconciliation, Part II, by Ross Caputi

 Our philosophy at Islah is that the goal of a reconciliation project must not be merely to end violence and mend feelings and attitudes between an oppressor and an oppressed group. The absence of violence with the persistence of injustice is … Continue reading

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Negative versus positive definitions of peace

Our research team, the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace (GIPGAP), values the distinction between positive and negative peace: Negative peace refers to definitions that identify peace with the absence of war or armed conflict. Positive peace … Continue reading

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