Dr Stephanie Dowrick opens this powerful talk with a call to imagine a more peaceful world, one in which not just safety but also far greater joy is easily experienced by all. She continues with an essential reminder that “Hate does not cease with more hatred…” and that “civilization is far more than a lull between conflicts”. Perhaps most crucially of all she reminds us: “It’s not an easy thing to be a peacemaker but it is an essential thing. Our world is at a turning point. We either speak up passionately for peace – and act peacefully – or we are bystanders of violence.” Please listen to this talk. Share it. And allow it to influence your own thinking, actions and peacemaking.
(This beautiful poster, using Stephanie Dowrick’s words, has been created by Eleanor Brownn, a Los Angeles-based writer and peace activist. You can find Eleanor on Facebook. You can also leave comments about this video on Stephanie Dowrick’s Facebook page.)