Peace Links: Why Aren’t You Building Peace at Home?
Hi all. As peacebuilders we often work beyond our own communities, states, provinces, and countries. Some of us don’t of course, and find enough to do in our own neighborhoods. But is that the only place you can legitimately work? Could I go to a different Ward in Washington DC to make a difference? To another country? Where is peacebuilding legitimate, and for whom? These are some of the questions our links grapple with this week.
- Kony 2012 controversy – the criticisms of this film seem like something Peace X Peace and peacebuilders working in countries not their own should reflection – what’s your take? Read the New York Times on it and a podcast from Slate discussing the controversy. Also Chris Blattman.
- Ok, this one is from Peace X Peace. But you should really read it! What role does fear play in the work of peacebuilders?
- From Search for Common Ground: Peacebuilding as a profit enterprise.