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CPS Publication: Sustaining Peace

CCMN Office March 7, 2018 6

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In March 2018 Bread for the World published the new “Building Peace” brochure on projects in the framework of the Civil Peace Service (CPS). The 15th edition of this publication focuses on the ways how CPS partner organisations from D.R. Congo, Cameroon and Sierra Leone sustain peace in their contexts.

The editors Christiane Kayser and Flaubert Djateng emphasize the importance of discussing the path how peace can be sustained

We are of the opinion that many partners of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) pro- grammes have already been working in this frame of mind for a long time, without necessarily being familiar with the concept. We have therefore called on everyone involved to share their experience in this domain. We present contributions from Sierra Leone, RD Congo and Cameroon on various, fascinating examples of fostering sustain- able peace in circumstances that are often very difficult. From the role of literature for young peace activists, learning non-violent cohabitation from an early age, different types of external and internal oriented approaches, the links between land ownership, women’s rights and peace, the major roles of the media in peace work, local and rural initiatives in a crisis zone, to the place of secrets in governance. Achille Mbembe reflects on the role of the intellectual in the political sphere. UNESCO illustrates the importance of education in sustaining peace.

The IPI – International Peace Institute on the challenges of sustaining peace

Sustaining peace constitutes a paradigm shift in how we think about peace and how we address conflict. As a process and a goal, building sustainable peace is not the burden of outsiders. Even under the direst of circumstances, external interventions should endeavor to build on what people know and what they have. Societies that have developed national infrastructures for peace offer valuable lessons for this eminently internal enterprise. More needs to be done to demystify the concept at the national and global levels.

Table of Content (can be downloaded here)

EED-H-15-Engl_SustainingPeace-WEB (verschoben)


The brochure is available for download in English and French

The English Version



The French version



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