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The Inner Life of the Peacemaker and the Future of Global Change

Marc Gopin

in Bridges across an Impossible Divide

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916986
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980307 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916986.003.0010
The Inner Life of the Peacemaker and the Future of Global Change

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This chapter explores the way we human beings tend to be so saddened by war that we often overlook the peaceful side of human nature, and the amazing capacity human beings have to reach out to one another, across enemy divides, across spaces of woundedness and alienation. The amazing narratives of this study are not stories of saints, nor of people who stopped wars single-handedly. It is the simple testimony of those who have defied the darkness of war with the determination emerging from their inner lives to create friendship and love against all odds. The chapter reflects on the implications of this study and these stories for the global future.

Keywords: peacemakers; peacemaking; Arab/Israeli conflict; human nature

Chapter.  6939 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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