From a Culture of Conflict to a Culture of Peace

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Commemorating Human Rights Day 2011 Conference European Leadership Conference. Dec 9-10, 2011

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From a Culture of Conflict to a Culture of Peace:

From a Culture of Conflict to a Culture of Peace

All People Desire to Live in a World of Peace and Harmony.:

2 All People Desire to Live in a World of Peace and Harmony.

But the Reality of the World Is Tragically Different.:

3 But the Reality of the World Is Tragically Different.

What Is the Root?:

What Is the Root? POWER POVERTY TERRITORY TERRORISM INJUSTICE CORRUPTION EXPLOITATION CRIME ABUSE GREED ABANDONMENT OPPRESSION RESOURCES WATER DIVORCE

Every Individual Has Dual Purposes:

Individual purpose Maintains the individual Whole purpose Benefits others Every Individual Has Dual Purposes Individual

Altruism Basis for harmony:

Service Self-control Humility Forgiveness Generosity Fair-mindedness Living for Others Altruism Basis for harmony

Self-Centeredness Basis for Conflict:

Insensitive Taking Arrogant Cruelty Greed Power-seeking Living only for Self Self-Centeredness Basis for Conflict

Levels of Conflict:

Levels of Conflict Bloc Nation Group Family Individual Bloc Nation Group Family Individual     

Buddhism:

9 Buddhism It is easy to do what is wrong, to do what is bad for oneself; but very difficult to do what is right, to do what is good for oneself. Dhammapada 12:163

Christianity:

10 Christianity I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not; but what I hate I do. I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7.15

Effects of Corrupted Love:

Self-centeredness Love debased and tainted Greed: seeking power and money Jealousy of others Delight in dominating others Weakness and giving in to temptation Effects of Corrupted Love

Sources of National Conflict:

Sources of National Conflict National crimes burden future generations Ethnic resentments Slave Trading American Civil War

Individual Choice — Resolve or Repeat Past Conflicts :

Individual Choice — Resolve or Repeat Past Conflicts Past Future Each person passes on either the problem or the solution

Principles of Conflict Resolution:

Principles of Conflict Resolution Step 1. Reflection & reorientation Step 2. Reversal & restitution Step 3. Reconciliation & renewal

Nelson Mandela:

The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility." Nelson Mandela

Step1 — Reflection & Reorientation:

Consider how one might have dealt with the problem differently What could be done better next time Decide to take responsibility for one ’ s contribution to the conflict Plan how to make amends Step1 — Reflection & Reorientation Unselfishness Selfishness

Step 2 — Reversal & Restitution:

Reverse whatever caused the other to feel hurt and violated Make restitution to repair damage done Be open to receive restitution Correct injustice Step 2 — Reversal & Restitution Right Wrong

Step 3 — Reconciliation & Renewal:

Step 3 — Reconciliation & Renewal Give up claim to retaliation Forgive and be open to receive forgiveness Resolve to help the other change Foster good will Loving Relationship Broken Relationship

Greatest Act of Love — Winning Over One’s Enemy :

Giving even to those who have done one harm Converts the enemy into a friend Reverses ancient patterns of abuse and revenge Greatest Act of Love — Winning Over One’s Enemy

Jesus Christ:

Jesus Christ You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.“ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:43-44)

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“ We never get rid of an enemy by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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© IEF 22 CRC 4.2.2 Nelson Mandela and Frederick de Klerk

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