What is driving conflict and how can we achieve peace?
“All around the globe there is armed conflict, modern day slavery, domestic violence, terrorism, racism, sexism, and hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking safety from wars or climate change or poverty. While we humans continue to show unspeakable cruelty toward each other, and to other animals, both captive and wild, and wage a ruthless war against the environment. ” – Dr. Goodall
Violent, hateful behavior and thinking is often due to poverty and competition over natural resources and land. It can also be caused by lack of education and/or opportunities. Global or community violence is often also driven by prejudice, corruption, greed, and misinformation which divides us. Worst of all, conflict can come from a loss of hope.
As we work to help shape peace in our world as active citizens of our governments and communities, it is also important for peace to start within. This happens if and when we feel good about ourselves.
We have hope that there’s still a window of time to do something about it…that hope is you!