Let’s focus on the things that unite us, not the things that divide us
Photo by A. Ricardi As a daughter of Polish migrants to Australia, I have always been aware of sources of tension and division within our community, be they ethnicity, religion, social status and so forth. We proclaim to be multicultural – which for me is a source of both […]
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We all “speak” the language of peace
“In a sense it’s strange that humanity didn’t turn out even worse…that our goals are sometimes unrealistic and that we have to live with frustration is bad enough..” – Johan Galtung. Galtung one of the foremost theorists in peace and conflict studies, I believe hits the nail on the head. […]
A history of conflict, a future of peace?
Conflict is an inevitable element of human societies.
Wars for democracy or flaws of capitalism?
Politicians, scholars and philosophers have been debating the origins of war and peace for a very long time. There is no common solution and no shared viewpoint on this matter. Yet just because people have fought for centuries does not mean that it is not within our power to stop […]
War & Peace – a conversation with Masha Egupova
From Masha: Hey Tom, Interesting take on the war issue. I might disagree with you on several points as I see it in a different gender perspective. I believe that war is a man made thing. It is very unfortunate that English language does not really differentiate between man as a male […]