Category Archives: Peace

A dark day for the UK – and for Europe

Let’s start with a quick time-line: This table of contents comes from Wikipedia on ‘Events of the 20th century’. It’s war, war and more war. It’s violence and discord. Interestingly, the European Union doesn’t feature on this list. So let’s … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Globalisation

Globalisation has had a bad press. Everyone seems to be against it. And yet, do we know what it is that we are against? And are there aspects of it that aren’t all so negative? What is globalisation? It is … Continue reading

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Surrounded by the occupation

Originally posted on EAPPI UK and Ireland Eyewitness Blog:
By EA Elaine, Southern West Bank. Mahmoud, his family and extended family live in the beautiful South Hebron Hills at the southernmost tip of the West Bank. They are in what…

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Becoming homeless in East Jerusalem

Originally posted on EAPPI UK and Ireland Eyewitness Blog:
By EA Isabel, Southern West Bank. The home of the Risheq family was a pleasant house in the suburbs of Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem. Its three stories provided shelter for…

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A Media Frenzy on Extremism – does this help to generate more violence?

The last few weeks have been quite bad from the point of view of the avid reader of /listener to news who is also a pacifist. The question keeps coming up: what is to be done in the face of … Continue reading

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Equality and Mutual Respect

Today’s Daily Telegraph has a very worrying article as one of the headline. I read this paper on line, principally because I think it is important to read news coverage and comment from sources I don’t agree with normally. So … Continue reading

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The Cost of Violence Containment

I have written before on the work of the Institute for Economics and Peace, an organisation that researches both the costs and benefits of peace for different countries and their economies. It publishes the Global Peace Index every year. It … Continue reading

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