Tag Archives: Peacebuilding

End of Enemy Series

4. Creating Reality I have been intrigued by the question of how much of our world we create in our own minds. This question was made really clear on the streets of Kabul and rural north of Afghanistan. This journal entry from: 24 Oct 2012…posted to a student on the topic of culture on the … Continue reading →

Posted in: Afghanistan, Crazy Ideas for Peace, End of Enemy, Musings

End of Enemy Series

Interlude to the Present I am currently in northern Thailand giving a series of talks on peacebuilding and human security at the Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace (IRCP) at Payap University. I experienced a wonderful example of the positive/creative language I have been blogging about when Dr. Suchart Setthamalinee, IRCP faculty, invited me to … Continue reading →

Posted in: Crazy Ideas for Peace, Education, End of Enemy, Musings

End of Enemy Series

Alternative Language (cont.) In my last few posts I suggested that we dispense with fighting enemies and focus on creating the world of peace and security we want. I pondered if the place to start was transforming our English Language idioms that are shot full war-like language. …How many of you caught that I just … Continue reading →

Posted in: Crazy Ideas for Peace, End of Enemy, Musings

End of Enemy Series

Human Security Goal Since taking on an advisory role for the Alliance for Peacebuilding I have been pondering the meaning of security in light of the stream of violence and fear that wash through our news each day.   I contend that the opposite of violence is not peace. It is imagination and creation. To put … Continue reading →

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Farewell Laos

A year ago I started resourcing this curriculum writing project in Lao PDR. This visit is my last for this project. It has been exhilarating to watch new capacities being built in people and institutions here. I have tremendous hope because of the transformation I have witnessed throughout this project. I have learned much from … Continue reading →

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