Peace is one of the central concepts in the spiritual and political life of humanity. Peace does not imply the absence of war. It implies harmony, justice and empathy. Empathy is the key to education of peace in our world. In other words, despite the vast differences of values between cultures and traditions, it is still possible to grasp an understanding of one another, by ‘empathy’. Throughout centuries, peacemakers have endorsed a ‘shared human horizon’ which according to them had the critical force of avoiding moral anarchy and relativism while acknowledging the plurality of modes of being human.
Today in a different manner and in a changed tone, but with the same moral courage and dissenting voice, this series on "Peacemakers" offers the first comprehensive engagement with the problems of peace in our age, through a meticulous and thorough study of the lives and thoughts of peacemakers of all ages.
Mahatma Gandhi A Nonviolent Perspective on Peace
Marc Chagall The Artist as Peacemaker
Wittgenstein and the Nature of Violence
By Neera Chandhoke
July 13, 2021
This book reflects on the life and politics of Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) and his efforts to broker peace and reconciliation in a deeply divided country. Through examples from apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, it explores conflict and methods for realising peace, social justice, and ...
By Ramin Jahanbegloo
November 27, 2020
This book maps the genesis and development of Gandhi’s idea of non-violence. It traces the evolution of the message of peace from its first expressions in South Africa to Gandhi’s later campaigns against British rule in India, most prominently the Salt March campaign of 1930. It argues that Gandhi’...
By Mario I. Aguilar
November 27, 2020
This book outlines the life of spiritual diplomacy of the 14th Dalai Lama and his emergence as a global peace icon. It traces his evolution as a Tibetan Buddhist monk rooted in the Geluk tradition, as a Nobel laureate, and as an internationally recognized peacemaker. The volume brings to the fore ...
By Fred Dallmayr
August 05, 2020
This book follows Chagall’s life through his art and his understanding of the role of the artist as a political being. It takes the reader through the different milieus of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – including the World Wars and the Holocaust – to present a unique ...
By R. Krishnaswamy
July 16, 2020
How do we explain violence? What is so significant of modern forms of violence that it has produced such large-scale destruction in its wake? This volume builds on the political philosophy of Wittgenstein, his notions of peace and violence, to explore how violence in any form is contained in ...