In case it slipped past you, International Day of Peace was on Monday. Established in 1981 by the United Nations the day is commemorated by education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
The New Zealand Human Rights blog suggested we mark the day in our homes and communities and asked “who will you make peace with?”
With all the political struggle and war, marauding zealots and the counter responses of sophisticated combat, corrupt regimes, greed, and powerless people dying of malnutrition and disease, we are overwhelmed by evidence about what peace is not.
The trouble is trying to work out exactly what peace is. It’s strangely complicated. Whilst there is no confusion about what peace isn’t it seems that shattering stories piled on top of each other for thousands of years makes up the core curriculum of peace studies.