Peace: the Practice of Intercultural Respect, Reconciliation and Solidarity

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Peace: The Practice of Intercultural Respect, Reconciliation and Solidarity

The concept of Peace has been around longer than one can imagine. And although it can be defined in many ways depending on the perspective and source—whether you are an individual, a government unit, or a mobilized group with a common cause, Peace has ultimately one basic meaning—the absence of hostility or the absence of fear of hostility. Usually it is defined as a state of ‘harmony’ – and this state is emphasized by the lack of violence and the freedom from any sort of violent conflict. Personally speaking, it could be defined as the mending of interpersonal relationships and the easing of personal conflicts— resulting in a healthier and better mental and
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6. Be Positive: When faced with incidents of an intercultural nature do not blame others or cause fights/conflict. Stay positive, analyze the problem first and find solutions to ensure the same thing never happens again.

7. Self-Reflection: A good intercultural communicator not only looks outwards but also inwards. You must take time to reflect on your own communication, management or motivation style and see where you can improve as an individual.

Reconciliation is another necessity for Peace to proliferate. It is either the re-establishment of normal relations between certain parties (Conflict resolution) or the restoring of mutual respect between individuals from different cultural backgrounds (race or ethnic relations/reconciliation).
In terms of Conflict Resolution, reconciliation is exercised by employing nonviolent means of resolving conflicts like: negotiation, mediation, diplomacy, and creative peacebuilding. People are noted to balance their concern for satisfying their own personal needs and interests (personal concern) with their concern for satisfying the needs and interests of others in different ways (concern for others). The intersection point between these two, lead individuals towards exhibiting different styles of conflict resolution. The five conflict resolution styles that individuals may use depending on their personalities toward achieving their personal and social goals are the following: a) Avoidance- Person(s) involved are inactive and
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