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Understanding Peace Holistically

From the Spiritual to the Political

Scherto Gill and Garrett Thomson

Understanding Peace Holistically: From the Spiritual to the Political argues that spiritually rooted and morally oriented peacefulness is relevant to the socio-economic–political structures that provide the conditions for a culture of peace. As the authors build up a theory of peace from the spiritual to the relational and communal towards the socio-political, this book also identifies key principles that characterise international and institutional processes that nurture peace. The holistic conception of peace developed in this book may guide and inspire individuals, institutions, and international organisations with regards to how to make peace.

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Chapter 11:Preface

Chapter 11:Introduction

Chapter 1: Understanding Peace

Chapter 2: Peacefulness as a Spiritual State

Chapter 3: Peacefulness in Relationships

Chapter 4: Toward Deep Dialogue

Chapter 5: Peace With the Past

Chapter 6: Peace in Communities

Chapter 7: Peace With Nature

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