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"Justice and Peace shall kiss"
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:30:59 AM »
"Justice and Peace shall kiss" depicts a biblical scene, referring to King James
Mahatma Gandhi suggested that if an oppressive society lacks violence, the society is nonetheless not peaceful, because of the injustice of the oppression.Gandhi articulated a vision of peace in which justice is an inherent and necessary aspect; that peace requires not only the absence of violence but also the presence of justice. Norwegian peace researcher Johan Galtung has described this peace, peace with justice, as "positive peace," because hostility and further violence could no longer flourish in this environment. During the 1950s and 60s, when Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement carried out various non-violent activities aimed at ending segregation and racial persecution in America, they understood peace as more than just the absence of violence. They observed that while there was not open combat between blacks and whites, there was an unjust system in place in which the government deprived African Americans of equal rights. While some opponents criticized the activists for "disturbing the peace", Martin Luther King observed that "True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice."
Galtung coined the term structural violence to refer to such situations, which although not violent on the surface, harbor systematic oppression and injustice.
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Offline Mahmud Arif

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Re: "Justice and Peace shall kiss"
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 10:49:02 AM »
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice", so true.
Arif Mahmud
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Daffodil International University
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