Finding Peace by Jean Vanier

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One of our deepest human desires and needs is to live in peace. We all yearn for peace, but what is it like exactly? How do we find it, and how can we bring peace to our lives and our communities? Jean Vanier reflects on recent world events, identifying the sources of conflict and fear within and among individuals, communities, and nations that thwart us in our quest for peace. Peace is not just the work of governments or armies or diplomats, he argues, but the task of each one of us. We can all become makers of peace. We can do our part. And though it's easy to be a lover of peace and much more difficult to be a worker for peace, Vanier shows us that ordinary people, unknown and unrecognized, are transforming our world little by little, finding peace in our neighbourhoods and lighting the way to change. Jean Vanier is the author of two major bestsellers, "Becoming Human" and "Made for Happiness". He is the founder of L'Arche, the international network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities. He received the Paul VI Prize for his work in behalf of human development and progress, and currently lives in France.

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Jean Vanier is the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, and founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities for people with developmental disabilities. He has written a number of books, including Becoming Human (the 1999 CBC Massey Lectures), Finding Peace, Made for Happiness, Encountering the Other, and Befriending the Stranger. Jean lives in Trosly-Breuil, France.
Published January 1, 2003 by Continuum International Publishing Group - Burns &. 96 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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