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What is sustainable peace?

We define “sustainable peace” as a diverse community striving together to meet the needs of all of its members.

Who builds sustainable peace?

Sustainable peace is built by a critical mass of citizens and leaders who:

- serve the interests of others and not just their own;

- influence the companies, organizations, and instititions of which they are a part to serve the public good; and,

- collaborate to transform the structures and systems of society to make them less violent, more just, more inclusive, and more participatory.


Recommended Reading

  • Seeker and Servant: Reflections on Religious Leadership, R. K. Greenleaf
  • The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It, Os Guinness
  • Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil, Os Guinness
  • Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World, Gary Haugen
  • Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together, William Isaacs
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela : With Connections (HRW library) Nelson Mandela
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson
  • A World Waiting to Be Born: Civility Rediscovered, M. Scott Peck
  • The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace, M. Scott Peck
  • The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth, M. Scott Peck
  • Soul of the Firm, C. William Pollard
  • A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (P.S.), Samantha Power
  • Change the World : How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Results, Robert E. Quinn
  • Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within (Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series),Robet E. Quinn
  • The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande
  • Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges, C. Otto Scharmer
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter M. Senge
  • The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Peter M. Senge
  • Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski & Betty Sue Flowers
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen
  • No Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu
  • Getting to Peace, William Ury
  • Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation, Miroslav Volf
  • Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, Margaret J. Wheatley
  • The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, Revised Edition, Fareed Zakaria


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