The factors underlying conflict are often structural and outside the control of the average citizen. Many factors lie beneath the surface and interact. What is visible is often just the conflicts. However, it is those who are suffering who have a chance to do something about it.Continue reading
Writing in the Guardian, George Monbiot describes how the Somerset town of Frome saw a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. The case offers lessons for us all how we can contribute to creating a culture of peace.
The case has attracted the attention of the health services, as explained in this report. (pdf)
Globalization has caused inequality. And inequality is one of the causes of conflicts and ill-health, both undermining peace. Yet global inequality is diminishing according to the general narrative. Jason Hickel points out how this is not true and lays out the structural causes of inequality and gives us suggestions to change it.
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