Here’s a guest post from my friend and peacebuilding agent provocateur Ashok Panikkar, Executive Director of the Indian conflict resolution organization Meta-Culture. I’m not sure I agree with everything he says below. But he is quite persuasive…even moreso in person, where he’ll augment his reasoning with infectious laughter and impish charm.
Click here for his article!
Great post. I am in Delhi today , and off to the The NLIU-INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament in Bhopal. (http://www.mylaw.net/Article/The_NLIUINADR_International_Law_School_Mediation_Tournament/) Sadly I will not have time for a visit in Bangalore.
Wow, Tom. I’m in Delhi today. Call me at 098802 44148.
Well said and right to the point! We cannot loose our sight and passion towards peace and we should not cower under the belly of a bull while doing so.
Thanks, Susan! You are right, cowering only further emboldens the bull. A living and sustainable peace can come about only if all voices are heard, including (and most importantly) the most offensive ones.
This is certainly fresh and a source of food for thought. I would like to mount it on my website regionalconflictinsights.com. I’ll also be sharing it on Facebook.
Looking forward to your response,
By all means Francis. I look forward to visiting your site.
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