Spirituality as an integral part of building a “Sustainable” Peace

In spite of all the economic investment involved in peacekeeping missions, our society is still faced, today more than ever, with a series of conflicts—from armed to economic conflicts. And even though different organisms and governments invest, not just money, but also time and human resources in peacekeeping, it does not seem to have the required positive long-lasting effects. Could it be that it is because peacebuilding is an art and demands a lot of technic like moral imagination? This article explores how sustainable peace could be achieved. It explores among others, the importance of approaching peace and reconciliation through spirituality. But it had to, first, examine the working terms. Then, it explored how spirituality could have helpful or harmful effects on the restoration of sustainable peace.

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