27 Nov | London | Revolutionary Peacemaking - Book Launch
Revolutionary Peacemaking - Book Launch with Daniel Jakopovich
27 Nov | 19:00 - 20:30
Quaker Centre Bookshop
Marigold Bentley Head of Peace Programmes and Faith Relations at Quakers in Britain
Colin Archer former Secretary-General of the International Peace Bureau and recipient of the Sean Mcbride Peace Prize
Hosted by Ian Chamberlain
Join us for an evening with the writer, peace researcher and peace campaigner Daniel Jakopovich, as he speaks about his book Revolutionary Peacemaking: Writings for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence.
The book investigates the contemporary "culture" of violence and how we can build a culture of peace and nonviolence. It is a collection of interdisciplinary political and philosophical writings, written in a personal capacity, which explore some of the key issues of peace research, including the character and roots of various major forms of structural and cultural violence in contemporary society, impediments to the broadening of our ethical horizons and the development of humane democratic institutions and relationships, interconnections between the oppression of humans and of non-human sentient beings, and political strategies for deep, transformative progressive change. The book also contains several pieces of Jakopovich's peace poetry. Helping to formulate the philosophical and strategic foundations of revolutionary peacemaking, these writings constitute a unified endeavour to advance the ennoblement of human beings and the creation of a truly democratic, humane and peaceful society which would foster compassion and nonviolence towards all sentient beings.
Former Director-General of UNESCO Federico Mayor Zaragoza wrote that “this book is an outstanding contribution to the transition from a culture of imposition and war to a culture of peace and nonviolence.”
About the author:
Daniel Jakopovich is a sociologist, philosopher, poet, an animal liberationist, a peace movement intellectual and organiser. He obtained an MA in Political Science at the New School for Social Research in New York and a PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, where he also taught at the Department of Sociology. He is the Peace and Disarmament Programme Manager at Quakers in Britain.
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