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Peace on earth, good will toward all[edit]

Choose peace.

We can heed the advice of John Lennon, and give peace a chance.

The Seville Statement on Violence concludes:

Just as 'wars begin in the minds of men', peace also begins in our minds. The same species who invented war is capable of inventing peace. The responsibility lies with each of us.

Reverend A.J. Muste recognized that: "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."[1]

The previous topics in this course have shown you that way, you are now prepared to choose peace.


Suggestions for further reading:[edit]

  • Galtung, Johan (2004). Transcend and Transform: An Introduction to Conflict Work. Paradigm Publishers. p. 200. ISBN 978-1594510632.
  • Horgan, John (2012). The End of War. McSweeney's. p. 224. ISBN 978-1936365364.
  • Maddow, Rachel (2012). Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. Crown. ISBN 978-0307460981.
  • Adolf, Antony (2009). Peace: A World History. Polity. p. 272. ISBN 978-0745641263.
  • Pinker, Steven (2011). The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Viking Adult. p. 832. ISBN 978-0670022953.
  • Sharp, Gene (2012). From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation. Merlin Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-1854251046.
  • A Navy Admiral's thoughts on global security, TED Talk, July 2012, James Stavridis
  • (Evaluate the book: Peaceful Revolution: How We can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival )
  • (Evaluate the book: Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War )


  1. As quoted in "Debasing Dissent" in The New York Times (16 November 1967), p. 46; later quoted as "There is no way to peace, peace is the only way." in The Peasant's Revolt : McCarthy 1968 (1969) by William P. McDonald and Jerry G. Smoke: these statements have also become widely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.