Round Table A Culture of Peace and Nonviolence
Inspired by Gandhi and built through a lot of experiences, the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence remains a challenging concept for our world.
Peace is more than the absence of war, it is living together with our differences – of sex, origin, language, religion or culture – while developing equality of rights, equal respect for each person, participative democracy and universal respect for justice and human rights on which such coexistence depends. Therefore, peace is never achieved. It is an on-going process. Nonviolence is the way towards this long-term goal. Rejecting violence in all its different forms, it requires awareness and active participation by all individuals and communities. It is an everyday life decision.
The participants in the Round Table will highlight this comprehensive approach to a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence in its different dimensions, but also add their personal experiences of nonviolent activism from their specific contexts.
Speakers: Victoria Barrès (France, Association Montessori Internationale / International Network for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence), Ibrahim Al-Assil (Syria, Syrian Nonviolence Movement), Goran Božičević (Croatia/Macedonia, Miramida Centar), ZoricaTrifunović (Serbia, Women in Black)
Moderation: Christian Renoux (France, International Network for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence), Pete Hämmerle (Austria, International Fellowship of Reconciliation)