Tag Archives: pacifism
How I Become a Pacifist?
This article was originally published in Tampere Peace Research Institute‘s book A Flying Finn – Finnish Civil Society Actors in The Global Sphere under the title How I Became What I Am – The Role Of International NGO Experiences In Finding One’s Path. I’m a devoted pacifist, a pacifist in the original sense of the word, which means a person who works for peace, tries to reduce violence in the world and promotes ideas on how to prevent war. Most of my public talks, newspaper writings, blog articles, posts on […]
Re(de)fining Work Against Violence
Crises, Conflicts and Development: Multifaceted Perspectives to Security 11. – 12.2.2010 Helsinki, Finland. Organizer: Finnish Society for Development Research. Website: http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference. Given my background as a peace activist and peace educator – not as a scientist – this is not going to be a academic paper in the traditional sense. I’ll tell about my impressions from the field, how I see the aim of peace education, the problems of peace education in Finland today, and finally I’ll share some suggestions on how to make the situation better. The Aim of […]