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Hindu Ethics of Peace

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Community Peacebuilding Initiatives, Faith-Based

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

As faith-based community peacebuilding initiatives proliferate around the world, the distinction between peacemaking and peacebuilding is important to understand. Peacemaking means defusing...

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Contemporary Peace and Nonviolence Movements in Asia

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

The notion of “peace movement” is not unproblematic since “peace” can be defined restrictively (as no war or no direct violence) or expansively (as no direct, structural, and cultural...

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Environmental Peace and Holistic Theories

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

The major classical theory of environmental peace is Lao Tzu’s Tao-te Ching (ca. 468 bce). Its radical conclusion is to reject reward seeking, competition, and mechanical civilization as...

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forgiveness

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

A re‐establishment of personal relations after a rupture. Although in the OT God does not forgive automatically, as though that is what he exists for, he is described as always ready to...

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global Ethic

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Medicine and Health.

An approach to moral problems acknowledging that ethical analysis is frequently culture-specific and geographically limited. The international and worldwide experience of health care is the...

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meditation

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

English word often used to translate a range of more specific indigenous terms denoting techniques and practices designed to concentrate and focus the mind. See bhāvanā; samādhi; sādhana;...

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pacifism

Overview page. Subjects: History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

N.the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means.

pacifist n. & adj.

n.the belief that war and violence are...

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Peace Movements in India

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The origin and character of peace movements in India is different from those of the West. Indian peace movements are rooted in struggles of oppressed people to protect natural resources ...

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religion and war

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In its frequency, its conduct, and its consequences, warfare has always been a matter of great significance to the world's major religions, and the study of warfare in human history ...

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Religious Peace Doctrines, Comparative

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Many of the world’s religions are concerned with questions of peace both as a spiritual and an ethical issue. In the first instance, the word peace is often used in ...

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