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Category Archives: Building Peaceful Community
Time, Space and the Global Imaginary: Reflections on Elise Boulding’s Contribution to a Global Civic Culture and a Peaceful World.
In all this work on developing a global system that worked she promoted integrative rather than dominatory or coercive power(power with rather than power over others) . She also wanted a world where diversity was celebrated, where there was equality between men and women and adults and children. She wanted a world dedicated to the creation of conditions within which all 6.5 billion people on the planet were able to have their needs for recognition, security and welfare met and where they could all realise their deepest potentiality. She advanced all of these causes with integrity, passion, intellect and a deep commitment to the welfare of others. I miss her every day but her ideas sustain me and others as we grapple with the follies of the 21st century. Continue reading
Lead me from death to life
From Falsehood to truth
Lead me from despair to hope
From fear to trust.
Lead me from hate to lobe
From war to peace
Let peace fill our hearts,
Our world, our universe. Continue reading
What has happened to Truth/Trust; Mercy Compassion; Justice and Peace in Aoteraoa-New Zealand? Kevin P Clements I’m back in Dunedin . Fog is covering the harbour but the sun is trying to burn its way through, revealing patches of light … Continue reading
Uniting for Peace:Building sustainable Peace Through Universal Values Kevin P Clements The 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association is nearly over. 500 people came from all around the world to Istanbul Turkey to learn about ways in … Continue reading
Tears of Regret, Tears of Fear, Tears of Grief:Its raining tears in Istanbul Kevin P Clements Its the final day of electioneering in Turkey before tomorrow’s Presidential election. Erdogan is expected to win and the opposition is already crying foul, … Continue reading