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Culture of peace

1999

Reclaiming large areas of peace in ourselves

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.”

Ubuntu

The belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.
Source: Ubuntu Documentation Team, retrieved 2017.

1999

Using education and the culture of peace to protect from manipulation

In the context of promoting a culture of peace, non-violence and education designed to eradicate poverty and establish sustainable development, children are protected from all sorts of manipulation and are prepared to take their destiny into their own hands by their acquisition of a critical approach, independent habits of thought and the ability to judge for themselves at a very early age.

2009-2010 (presumed given NGO foundation date)

How to powerfully counter war

The most powerful and lasting way to counter war and violence is to build a culture of peace. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace means living together with, and even celebrating, our differences—be they cultural, religious, ethnic, racial or gender-based. Peace involves transforming society from the inside out, in our own lives and across borders.

31st March 1968 (Speech), 9th April 1968 (US Congressional Record)

We must learn to live as brothers or die as fools

Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality."

31st March 1968 (Speech), 9th April 1968 (US Congressional Record)

Remaining Awake Through a triple Revolution

There can be no gainsaying of the fact that a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world." (...)

Manhood?

To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.

26 April 1999

To increase the quality of life

Education is the single most powerful means to improve the quality of life, the single most powerful weapon against poverty and intolerance.

Education builds a culture of peace;it empowers human beings, both young and adult, to be effective in their chosen sphere of activity ... Education, in its essence, opens doors to both personal and social development."