Toward a Global Culture of Peace

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The United Nations in a series of actions and publications to launch the 21st Century, has called for a transition from the culture of war to a culture of peace. You may read a history, a monograph and an overview of the culture of peace on this website. In the Year 2000, one percent of the world’s population took part in the signature campaign on the Manifesto 2000 for the International Year for the Culture of Peace. This has been followed in 2005 by a World Report on the Culture of Peace that has been presented to the UN for the midpoint of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). Over 3000 pages of information and 500 photos submitted by 700 organizations from more than 100 countries testify that the global movement for a culture of peace is advancing, although this is not yet recognized by the mass media.

I invite readers to dialogue with me on these issues by playing the culture of peace game and contributing to the culture of peace dialogues at my new website, The Culture of Peace Game …  

… No. The same species that invented war is capable of inventing peace. This is the conclusion of the Seville Statement on Violence,
drafted by leading scientists from around the world during the UN International Year for Peace in 1986. The scientific arguments based on evolution, genetics, animal behavior, brain research and social psychology are examined one by one, and the conclusion is drawn that biology does not predestine us to war and violence.

In fact, our biological legacy of aggression is the basis of our capacity for righteous indignation against injustice which is essential for peace activism and peace education. This is the conclusion of my book on The Aggression Systems.
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