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Transforming Terror

Edited by Karin LofthusCarrington

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780520251021
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520949454 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520251021.001.0001
Transforming Terror

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This book offers a new paradigm for moving the world beyond violence as the first, and often only, response to violence. Through essays and poetry, prayers and meditations, it demonstrates that terrorist violence—defined here as any attack on unarmed civilians—can never be stopped by a return to the thinking that created it. A diverse array of contributors—writers, healers, spiritual and political leaders, scientists, and activists, including Desmond Tutu, Huston Smith, Riane Eisler, Daniel Ellsberg, Amos Oz, Fatema Mernissi, Fritjof Capra, George Lakoff, Mahmoud Darwish, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jack Kornfield—consider how we might transform the conditions that produce terrorist acts and bring true healing to the victims of these acts. Broadly encompassing both the Islamic and Western worlds, the book explores the nature of consciousness and offers a blueprint for change that makes peace possible. From firsthand accounts of terrorism, it draws us into awareness of our ecological and economic interdependence, the need for connectedness, and the innate human capacity for compassion.

Keywords: violence; terrorism; terrorist acts; healing; Islam; nature of consciousness; peace; compassion; connectedness; George Lakoff

Book.  392 pages. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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