23rd - 26th June 2011

Peace is...

Peace is a loaded word. It seems to imply the opposite of one thing - War. But should it mean more??

One of the speakers at the Tunis Forum believed that it should mean more, and I am convinced now of the same.

Just because peace exists dosen't mean people are happy and content. To create a lasting peace you need a happy and content people. Northern Ireland is the perfect example of this.

So if peace isn't just supposed to mean the opposite of war, what should it mean?

Some suggestions include:

  • Respect of Human Rights
  • Equlaity of treatment
  • Everyone having a job
  • Everyone having a home

How would you define peace? Is it something you think we need to change?

So if peace isn't just

So if peace isn't just supposed to mean the opposite of war, what should it mean?

I Like it "One of the

I Like it
"One of the speakers at the Tunis Forum believed that it should mean more, and I am convinced now of the same."

Peace is a loaded word. It

Peace is a loaded word. It seems to imply the opposite of one thing - War

Stands back from the keyobard

Stands back from the keyobard in amazement! Thanks!

Peace exits? Really? I did

Peace exits? Really? I did not realize that! And tell me where is it? As you rightly said, peace is not an absence of war, however many wars are going on around us, and where there are no wars there are plenty of other sorts of conflicts. So where is peace in this world today? If we want to build peace, we should first of all admit that we are still uncapable to make it real. Peace starts from the hearts of people, jobs and homes are not but conditions of justice.