Category Archives: Thoughts and Concepts

Intellectual Rocks

In your desire to understand the right, you relate to the harmonious inside. From words of others you apprehend their wisdom, from its comprehension you make our kingdom You learn to fight, you learn to defend, you like to believe … Continue reading

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The Palestinian Bid: Which (State)Hood?

“Israel”… “Palestine”. The utterance of these two words in the same sentence has been one of the most challenging realities post WW2. A reality of conflict that started with the United Nation General Assembly Resolution 181 on the 29th of … Continue reading

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U (Communicate) Peace

When a peace builder decides to enter into a mediation it means that s/he accepts the relationship among the parties and legitimizes their identity and position within the conflict. If to mediate is to legitimize, what do we do when … Continue reading

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20th Century: Let Us Start Resolving Conflicts?!

“Conflict resolution […] first defined itself and then expanded its remit during what we are calling its foundation period in the 1950s and 1960s, and its period of further construction and expansion in the 1970s and 1980s.” wrote Oliver Rasbotham, … Continue reading

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The Vagueness of Security – on what factors does it really depend?

This paper wants to investigate the current opinions about achieving “security” and how much these opinions are consistent with the main theories regarding peace building. “Security” is a theme of which we hear very often and it is surely linked … Continue reading

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An Analysis of “The Moral Imagination” – J.P. Lederach

A smile is the beginning of peace, said Mother Teresa. I agree. It is the simple act whose visual flourishing represents a harmonious and joyful internal dialogue. Whenever there is a conflict, the find step towards reconciliation is to open … Continue reading

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Which part to Humanity? – The Ayodhya Verdict

Conflict is not a negative word; conflict is a creative word. It sparkles that imagination which has the feet on ‘what is’ and the mind on what ‘can be’. It is a grounded on reality with wings on creativity and intuition… always looking for a new solution, a new concept or new idea – which are nothing more than new relationships, which we had not yet conceived. Continue reading

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