Peace movement is a general term commonly used to describe any social movement that seeks to end warfare and promote world peace, both on a domestic and on a global scale. Peace movement activists work to raise awareness about social injustices as well as advocate against practices such as war, racial discrimination, and violence. These movements often stand out from specific “antiwar movements” because their objectives often tend to be global and longer term rather than targeted at a specific armed conflict. Peace movement activists often articulate their purpose in terms of social transformations, such as those found in the civil rights and women's movements, rather than in terms of personal development common to self-help transformational movements. In the academic world, peace study ...

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