Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between by Judy Kuriansky

Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between by Judy Kuriansky

By Judy Kuriansky

In the midst of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian clash, civil conflict, and political discord, brave civilians from either side are operating jointly towards mutual realizing and peace. In forty beautiful chapters, specialists inform exciting own tales, interwoven with psychosocial types and ideas, describing how humans residing in antagonistic cultures can identify concord. We come to understand tested courses like Seeds of Peace and look for universal floor, in addition to lesser-heralded, but valiant efforts by way of childrens and adults of the quarter. This hope-filled paintings could be of curiosity to every body who cares approximately peace, in addition to to pros and scholars within the social sciences, psychology, diplomacy, public coverage, human rights, and cross-cultural studies.

In the midst of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian clash, civil battle, and political discord, brave civilians from either side are operating jointly towards mutual figuring out and peace. Israeli Jews and Arabs, and Palestinian Muslims and Christians, old and young, women and men, are cooperating in grassroots people-to-people initiatives, constructing academic courses and developing actions to bridge their adjustments. past Bullets and Bombs showcases such outstanding and demanding initiatives that deserve extra help and international realization. In forty attractive chapters, specialists inform fascinating own tales interwoven with psychosocial types and rules proving how humans residing in opposed cultures can identify peace.

This assortment is the right better half to Kuriansky's previous booklet, Terror within the Holy Land: contained in the pain of the Israeli-Palestinian clash , an unparalleled paintings that provides greater than 30 chapters written via Israelis, Palestinians, and mental specialists at the underpinnings and results of the clash. within the quantity to hand, we come to understand tested courses like Seeds of Peace and look for universal floor, in addition to lesser-heralded, but valiant efforts by way of young children and adults of the quarter operating jointly for peace. either volumes might be of curiosity to every body who cares approximately peace, in addition to to pros and scholars within the social sciences, psychology, diplomacy, public coverage, human rights, and cross-cultural studies.

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Enemies often agree about at least one thing—that meetings with “the other The Peacebuilder’s Paradox and the Dynamics of Dialogue 21 side” are futile. ” In our experience, however, Israeli-Palestinian encounters are charged with a complex set of emotions. The simplest exchanges, indeed the act of meeting itself, create profound internal tension for participants. A study of heart rates during cross-conflict discussions would doubtless confirm that this type of talk is the farthest thing from “empty”—and this is likely why many skeptics hesitate to participate.

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This situation causes a vicious cycle of intractable or ongoing and irresolvable conflict, and serves as a catalyst for continuation of the conflict. In addition, these dynamics interfere with the well-being of members of society, since living with dynamics as societal beliefs of self-victimization and delegitimization of the other, emotions of fear, hatred, and anger, have negative consequences. These negative consequences include, for example, causing stress in daily life, perpetuating negative images of the other party, and damaging relations with third parties in the conflict (Nets, 2005).

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