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Dialogue in Peace and Conflict Work
Dialogue in peace and conflict work

Dialogue does not create peace or resolve conflict; people do that. However, dialogue can help participants develop the kinds of relationships that facilitate peacemaking and conflict resolution. This chapter offers such dialogues for peace and conflict work.

What Is Peace?

Peace is not the absence of conflict but is an ongoing nonviolent, relationship-oriented approach to conflict.

Conflict is unavoidable; there is always conflict between people, even between those who love and like each other. There is also always conflict between a human being and other living things and between a human being and her environment. Living things are linked together in complex ecosystems, but we also can compete for resources, status, and mates. Our natural environment nurtures ...

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