Towards an Inclusive Peace is a three-year project (2017-2019) part of the Caux Forum that looks beyond security driven approaches to violent extremism. By taking a peacebuilding perspective based on conflict transformation practices, Towards an Inclusive Peace creates a space for the discussion of a human-centered approach to address this phenomenon.
The case for prevention of violent extremism is clear: it saves lives. Addressing this global challenge at its roots, including the systemic exclusion and denial of opportunities for others, requires the strengthening of resilience in communities. This can be done by learning how to respond creatively and non-violently to conflict and crisis, and by supporting the process of identity construction of individuals who feel the society has given-up on them, while forging a sense of purpose and community.
To this end, in 2019 Towards an Inclusive Peace (8 - 12 July) will discuss what constitutes progress on the path to greater resilience for communities and peacebuilders, focusing on the three principles of prevention: inclusiveness, sustainability and context-specificity.
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