ERIC Number: ED237403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Toward a World Peace Movement.
A course of direction is charted for the anti-nuclear movement. Concern over the growing nuclear arsenals has grown considerably over the last two years for several reasons, including the educational efforts of several anti-nuclear groups, and the publication of several books, such as Jonathan Schell's "The Fate of the Earth." Until now, the anti-nuclear movement has, for the most part, been a reaction to an increasing climate of fear. The participants in this movement need to inspire in people confidence to rise above the situation; they need to turn the movement into a force for positive change, into a movement for world peace. To do this, the movement would have to become a global movement--and there are many signs that it is emerging as such. The anti-nuclear movement must commit itself to a process that will bring civilization by degrees toward an ever-closer approximation of the ideal of peace. In the quest for peace, the art that must be practiced but that can never be perfected is nonviolence. The movement must, therefore, attempt to enhance the conditions under which nonviolence flourishes; it must call internationally for both justice and freedom. It must use education and the arts to encourage an understanding of peace. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Anti Nuclear Movement; Freedom; Nonviolence
Note: Paper presented at the International Studies Association Convention (Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 1983).