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In this week’s blog, we celebrated the International Day of Peace and gave a number of links to peace organizations. We’re shaking it up here with a variety of different links.

Negative versus Positive Peace A short but insightful way of thinking about peace: “Negative peace refers to the absence of violence. … Positive peace is filled with positive content such as restoration of relationships, the creation of social systems that serve the needs of the whole population and the constructive resolution of conflict.”

Imagine (UNICEF: World Version) video “The World version of the iconic song ‘Imagine’, by the legendary John Lennon. Featuring Sonu Nigam, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, will.i.am, and many more.”

Dictionary Definitions Many different dictionary definitions of peace.

The Peace Treaty Thich Nhat Hanh writes about an agreement on how to resolve anger between two people.

In The Better Angels of our Nature,¬†Steven Pinker argued that violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Here’s an article and a TEDx talk by him.

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