Voices for a Culture of Peace: Compendium of the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Distinguished Speakers Series, Volume 1

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Culture of Peace Press, 2010 - Political Science - 265 pages
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Illuminating issues centering on the subject of peace, this collection of rich ideas by leading intellectuals is intended to empower readers with the awareness of how subtle shifts in attitudes and behaviors can help attain and sustain a culture of peace. Fourteen contributors from diverse backgrounds and a vast range of perspectives and experience present their thoughts on how to create and foster a global culture of peace while enhancing an understanding of interrelated topics such as personal empowerment, gender issues, conflict resolution, gang intervention, value-creating education, and internationalism. Contributors include Anwarul K. Chowdhury, ambassador to the United Nations for Bangladesh; Betty Williams, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute; and David Krieger, founder and president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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Contents

Building Peace in Divided Cities
16
Climate Change and Peace
34
We Must Become the Change We Seek
54
Copyright

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The mission of Culture of Peace Press is to publish works that inspire thinking, dialogue and action based on the United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.

 

Culture of Peace Press is a publishing division of the SGI-USA, the American branch of the Soka Gakkai International, the 12-million-member lay Buddhist organization committed to world peace through cultural exchange and education for the happiness and welfare of all humanity.

 

The Soka Gakkai, which means "Society for the Creation of Value," was founded in Japan in 1930, based on the teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Japanese Buddhist teacher and reformer.

 

For more information, emailcultureofpeacepress@sgi-usa.org

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