Peace Architecture Management


Non-violence and Peace Building

THE CHALLENGE:
Many parts of the world are still gripped by conflict, wars terrorism and unrest. From the times of the Romans who declared that they bring peace with the sword, force has been used to maintain law, order and peace. Liberation struggles invariably result in violence and the stronger between the contenders enforce peace with force; Mahatma Gandhi was an exception, a pioneer who demonstrated the power of nonviolent methods.

In present times violence and brutality has taken horrific inhuman proportions in places like Syria, Nigeria and other places in North Africa. The UN is trying hard and still vicious specimens of violence periodically breed

Even in the developed world violence is well and thriving! The armament manufacturing industry for instance is a manifestation of the ‘intentions of violence and brutality’ in the way new and more effective weapons of death and destruction are enthusiastically created; under the disguise of defence. The main benefiters of this are the giant armament corporations who have made ‘violence perpetration intention’ their professional career and vocation.

America, the oldest democracy for instance, has the highest number of gangs, where build prisons is the biggest building industry! India the largest democracy is being shamed by the incidence of gender violence and rape.

Peace is an essential condition for development, progress, prosperity or any of these things to happen. In times of conflict development cannot happen. Even when one group is usurping power through violence, it does not last; violence begets violence!

THE INTERVENTION: The cycle of Progress starts with Love>Peace>Progress. The cycle of Loss starts with Hate>Violence (fragmentation)> Loss; hate and violence can never usher peace and progress.

Peace in society begins with individual peace, which starts with ‘inner’ peace. Certain extreme conditions of neglect, marginalization and oppression hurt people ….and the 'hurt' hurt! Peace begins at the individual level where there harmony in spirit-mind-body energy disturbance by negativity in the spirit realm; which is the cause of most problems of unrest and fragmentation of the individual.

Unconditional love is a game changer and has the capacity to overcome, forgive and strive forward; love over comes all… love never fails says the adage!

Peace Architecture Management Accredited Practitioner Program from People Planet Institute is a step by step initiation into harnessing the unconditional love that has the highest positivity power. This does not happen only in rhetoric but gets translated into pragmatic actions and interventions to address grass root issues that ferment dissent. Socicracy based Micro Macro Management systems help in dissemination into the society.

Special platforms are being developed to nurture meaningful peace. For instance GitaBibleQuran.com is a forum being formed to nurture acts of unconditional love in various sectors, as needs demand; primarily because Hindu-Christianity-Islam are 3 great religions the scriptures of which exalt unconditional love, peace and joy. By collaborating with organizations such as ‘People Planet Caretakers’ people from these 3 faiths can serve issues such as meeting UN-MDG, in which nations need help. Thereby the GBQ people can bring peace among their brethren. Social entrepreneurship is a good platform to connect into societies where peace is to be established; because all people like to prosper!

NONVIOLENCE QUOTES
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
- Thomas A. Edison

“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
- Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire

“Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.”
- Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.”
- Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

“Peace begins with a smile..”
- Mother Teresa

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.”
- Mahatma Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace and War 1942-49

“I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious programs gestated in the smoke of confabulation. There can be no peace on earth without the kind of inner change that brings man back to his "right mind." p. 31”
- Thomas Merton, On Non-Violence

“Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace , not violence.”
- Parwez Musharraf

“Peace is a deeper reality than violence."
Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir

“From now on there can be no more wars of faith. The only way to overcome our enemy is by loving him.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
- John Lennon

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
- John Lennon

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
- Fred Rogers

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
- Albert Einstein