Unarmed Heroes (häftad)
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Clairview Books
Peace Direct
214 x 139 x 24 mm
386 g
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Unarmed Heroes (häftad)

Unarmed Heroes

The Courage to Go Beyond Violence

Häftad,  Engelska, 2004-03-01
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In any war there are always people who, rather than pick up an AK 47, will take the difficult route of active peacemaking. There are individuals in the midst of the violence in Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, even in the DR Congo, who are risking their lives to prevent other people getting killed. This book tells their stories. Featuring sixteen personal testimonies by those who have summed up the courage to transform violence in their lives, Unarmed Heroes is an inspiration as well as a handbook for overcoming conflict. The contributors, drawn from all over the globe, include relatives of those who died in the World Trade Centre attack and the Oklahoma bombing; Israeli, Palestinian and Afghan peace activists; a former IRA bomber and the daughter of one of his victims; a British military commander turned antinuclear campaigner, and many others. Despite their diverse backgrounds, each shares a passion for working actively but peacefully for positive change. Such stories might leave us in awe, doubting our own ability to emulate their brave examples. But this book features an accessible DIY section which shows, step-by-step, how anyone can take constructive steps to change their own lives and learn the skills of resolving conflict. It also includes a comprehensive Resources section. Unarmed Heroes is essential reading: an invaluable tool for the growing global movement of people determined to challenge violent responses to international, regional, local and family conflicts.
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Peace Direct is a growing movement of people determined to challenge violent responses to international, regional, national, and local conflicts. The organization is committed to the peaceful resolution of conflict and seeks to support and promote the work of those who share such values.


Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction. THE STORIES: Jo Berry; Pat Magee; Martin Snoddon; Anat Levy Reisman; Amjad Jaouni; Caoimhe Butterly; Maria Mangte; Ben Mussanzi wa Mussango; Sima Samar; Douglas Sidialo; Bud Welch; Terry kay Rockefeller; Colleen Kelly; Rob Green; Rachael Burgess; Scilla Elworthy. YOU CAN DO THIS TOO: Living in a difficult world by Dina Glouberman; Wading our way through difficult emotions and relationships by Francesca Cerletti; You can do this too by Francesca Cerletti; The prevention and resolution of conflict using nonviolent methods by Scilla Elworthy. RESOURCES: Organizations and contacts in the UK; Organizations and contacts around the world; Directories and further links; Recommended reading.