Hi, and thanks for your interest in The Practical Peacemaker. If you’re concerned about violence, poverty and environmental degradation in the world, and feel powerless to make any meaningful response, this book is for you. In it you’ll learn about personal obstacles to peace, the everyday things you have within your control, as well as the ways we as a society have made peaceful habits more difficult (see table of contents below). Throughout the book you’ll find dozens of suggestions, choices you can make in your own daily life, that build momentum toward more peaceful living. Are you ready to become a practical peacemaker? Rest assured that what you do does make a difference!
Personal Obstacles to Peace
Societal Obstacles to Peace
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What Others Are Saying:
"The Practical Peacemaker is courageous,
insightful, and spot-on. If enough of us take Lawrence's suggestions,
we'll change the world-and any of us who follow her lead will have
lives of greater meaning and satisfaction."
"A practical approach to peace must first acknowledge the main reasons for conflict—and resource disputes are at the top of the list. If we want peace, we must reduce demand for resources (such as oil and water) and share more equitably what we use. Kate Lawrence's work bypasses failed good intentions to get to the heart of both conflict and resolution."—Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute and author of The Party's Over and The Oil Depletion Protocol
"In The Practical Peacemaker, Kate Lawrence explores the root causes of ongoing unrest and dysfunction in our world. Because we 're overfed but undernourished in so many different ways, our eyes are not on the prize: a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Lawrence shows us how to shift our focus and our actions to these things that really matter."—David Wann, coauthor of Affluenza and author of Simple Prosperity
"Kate Lawrence provides us with a clear, insightful guide for simple living. If you sincerely work to follow this guide you will find that you are in fact actualizing your best nature of selflessness and compassion, liberating yourself from isolation and sorrow. Words are cheap but the transformative PRACTICE of simple living is divine, bringing peace to one’s self and the world."—Ven. Danan Henry Roshi, Spiritual Director, Zen Center of Denver
"This lovely little book is a thoughtful exploration of the barriers to living a life of contentment and satisfaction. Kate Lawrence offers a rich palette of practical peacemaking suggestions based on principles of non-harming, care for others, and commitment to an ethical path. Drawing from her own personal efforts, she shows how practicing peace and compassion can be the true basis for healthy people and communities, and thus a healthy world. Though obstacles are endless, Kate Lawrence convincingly invites us to take up the path of peace in the midst of everyday life, to generate harmony within ourselves as well as among our friends and family."—Stephanie Kaza, author of Mindfully Green, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont
"Walking our talk is the key to the future. Reading The Practical Peacemaker teaches us the walk to save the earth."—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy
A Practical Peacemaker