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Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking
Peace is mutually beneficial relationship, which has low levels of aggression and hostility. Peacemaking is an effort to resolve parties in conflict. Before peacemaking has an influence on a situation there needs to be a conflict. One such conflict is the Iraq War. A group of people make camps in the war zones helping the people fight against the war, by developing relationships and giving a sense of empowerment to the Iraqi people. Myers (2010) believes in four key ingredients for peacemaking. Comparing these ingredients with the article from Culbertson will show how peacemaking even from a small group can be accomplished. Peacemaking is bringing a conflict to a resolution, a closer look at an article that deals with peacemaking will assist in understanding, as will the four C’s to peacemaking. Peacemaking Defined
Peace is not just suppressing conflict; it is the creative management of conflict (Myer, 2010). Peace comes when the parties can reconcile difference and reach an accord. Peace is also a low-level violence, when the involved parties seem to be harmonious. Peacemaking brings toxic forces and destructive conflict to a constructive resolution. Peacemaking helps to establish equal power that will help ward off any future conflict. This new equal power will bring an understanding to all parties previously in conflict. Peacemaking can take close fits and convert them into open arms bring foes together in friendship. Peacemaking is making peace by settling disputes between groups, individuals, nations, communities, and even within families. Peacemaking comes from the four C’s of peacemaking contact, communication, cooperation, and conciliation. An article about such a calibration (p51-4, 3-4) written by (H.M Culberson, 2006) on a Hope and Peace Journey in America speaks of the Nonviolent Peacemaking in Iraq....
References: Culbertson, H. M. (2006) Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking/Iraq: A Journey of Peace and Hope Public Relations Quarterly, 51(4), 3-4. Retrieved from www.EBSCOhost.com
Myers, D. G. (2010) Social Psychology (10th Ed) New York, NY:
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