"The biggest dis-service we do to peacemaking is to make it an abstraction. When we say things like, 'This is what the Bible says about peace," or 'This is what the Koran says about peace" we deal with abstractions. Our issues need to be, how do we actually negotiate peace-making?" - not an exact quote, but captured as quoted idea from Najeeba Sayeed-Miller. (At DUKE Divinity Center for Reconciliation Summer Institute 2014)
Learning more about Elise Boulding in these days - and my life is better as a result. More here on Elise.
Leonard Fein has pointed out that the number one power in peacemaking is the power to convene. More works by Leonard Fein here.
Toward eupan ~
marty alan michelson, ph.d.