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Title Community Care is the Language of Peace
Posted by Lynrose Jane Genon
Authors Genon, Lynrose Jane and Muganda, Wevyn
Publication date 2022
Abstract This paper highlights the need for effective and sustained use of local knowledge in peacebuilding. It proposes that the language of belonging and social cohesion is love and care. We propose that a care and love lens helps us to reframe our understanding of everyday peace. It presents a richer picture that also tackles the complex and contradictory nature of social cohesion involved in everyday peacebuilding. Care generates chances for peaceful transformation by settling disagreements over immediate care needs and increasing community capacity in ways that gently challenge the fixity of conflict.