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How might peacemakers respond to terrorism? A proposal to start a dialogue

Brubaker, David
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Harrisonburg, VA: Eastern Mennonite University, Conflict Transformation Program.

Writing about three weeks after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against targets in the United States, David Brubaker begins to explore ways in which people committed to nonviolent conflict resolution might respond to the terrorism. Toward that end, he presents four tentative premises that guide his thinking, then summarizes six possible responses for peacemakers. The premises deal with trying to understand the reasons for the attacks – without justifying the attacks or exculpating responsibility for them. The possible responses outline nonviolent, international, and long-term means for responding to the terrorist attacks.


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