WHAT IS PEACE? Towards a Holistic and Comprehensive Concept of Peace P E A C E Negative Peace The Absence of * Direct/Physical Violence e.g. war, torture, child abuse * Structural Violence e.g. poverty, hunger * Socio-cultural violence e.g. racism, discrimination intolerance * Ecological Violence e.g. pollution, wasteful production and consumption Positive Peace The Presence of * Respect for Life * Respect for Human Worth and Dignity * Tolerance of Diversity * Love and Compassion * Active Non-Violence * Just and Caring Relationships (interpersonal, social) * Unity and Cooperation * Economic Justice (Equity) * Sustainable Development * Spirituality *Fullness of Life * Harmony with self, others, nation, God * Joy and contentment Violence ends when love begins. . . .
What is the color of peace? Why?
If peace were a plant, flower, animal or a part of nature, what would it be? Why?
As a group, make your own peace logo to symbolize your definitions and images of peace. www.visualparadox.com/.../peacesign.jpg
As a peacemaker, I will……
What is the color of the SKY? Blue and Gray What is the color of the EARTH? Green and Brown What is the color of HOPE? White and RAINBOW What is the color of PEACE? PEOPLE TOGETHER A 12-Year Old Boy Poet
THE PEACEMAKER’S PRAYER http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Francis/peaceprayer.asp