One of our deepest human desires and needs is to live in peace. We all yearn for peace, but what is it exactly? How do we find it, and how can we bring peace to our lives and our communities?...
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One of our deepest human desires and needs is to live in peace. We all yearn for peace, but what is it exactly? How do we find it, and how can we bring peace to our lives and our communities? Jean Vanier reflects on recent world events, identifying the sources of conflict and fear within and among individuals, communities, and nations that thwart us in our quest for peace. Peace is not just the work of governments or armies or diplomats, he argues, but the task of each one of us. We can all become makers of peace. We can do our part. And though it's easy to be a love of peace and much more difficult to be a worker for peace, Vanier shows us that ordinary people, unknown and unrecognized, are transforming our world little by little, finding peace in our neighborhoods, and lighting the way to change.
One of the deepest human desires and needs is to live in peace, but hatred, fear, and violence seem so prevalent and sometimes our world seems to have lost its bearings and become mad. 'Finding Peace' looks at how we find peace.
Jean Vanier is the founder of L'Arche and co-founder of Faith and Light, communities of and for people with disabilities. The first modest L'Arche home has inspired the founding of over 120 others in thirty countries around the world, including 26 in Canada. Jean Vanier has shared his experiences and vision in bestselling books such as Becoming Human, Finding peace, The Scandal of Service, Seeing Beyond Depression, Community and Growth, Made for Happiness, and his commentary Drawn in the Mystery of the Gospel of John. His most recent publication is Living Gently in a Violent World with Stanley Hauerwas.
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- 1. The Need For Change; 2. Conflict And Fear; 3. Crossing The Barriers Among Us; 4. Crossing The Barriers Within Us; 5. Finding Peace.