by Mary-Wynne Ashford with Guy Dauncey - £14.99 New Society Publishers (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780865715271 | ISBN 10: 0865715270
Is war inevitable? Must it be that people are always fighting and terrorizing one another?
Enough Blood Shed refuses to accept this reality. Part One shows that another world is possible, without violence and war. By drawing on stories from around the world, it demonstrates the power and effectiveness of nonviolence, peacce-building, conflict resolution, citizen diplomacy, forgiveness, and global treaty-building. It outlines the steps that are being made to build a culture of peace, including the emerging power of civil society - the second superpower, or the conscience of society.
Part Two describes the solutions that are possible - and needed - in every sector of society:
* Solutions for individuals, including women, children, and youth.
* Solutions for schools, educators, activist groups, and religious organizations.
* Solutions for the media, professionals, business and labour.
* Solutions for cities, nations and the global community.
Enough Blood Shed focuses on the power of ordinary people to make a difference. Packed with effective nonviolent success stories - often in a setting of hatred and provocation - that provide guidance, inspiration, hope and empowerment, Enough Blood Shed shows that peace really is possible if we put our minds, hearts and hands to the task.
"So many of us bemoan global violence, but don't know how to act to stop it. Ashford's book offers a thoughful diagnosis, inpiring global examples, and specific ways for us to act for change. It's an antidote to helplessness, a powerful piece of realism and vision."
(Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen)
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