"What does it mean to fight for peace today? We all want lasting peace. But is it really possible, and how do we achieve it? Defying military intelligence officers in Burma, secret police in Vietnam, and combatants in the Occupied Territories of Palestine, Scott Hunt spent three years traveling across the globe - often under arduous conditions - to seek out the wisdom of the world's leading peacemakers." "In conversations with these remarkable leaders, recounting histories that are not taught in school and uncovering important lessons that are often brushed aside, Hunt skillfully coaxes out staggering stories, including those of Burma's legendary pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Tibet's moral authority the Dalai Lama, Vietnam's leading dissident Thich Quang Do, famed primate specialist and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall, Cambodia's Supreme Patriarch Maha Ghosananda, Costa Rica's Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias, and other great leaders who have battled to end the brutality against the people and causes they cherish. This extraordinary investigation offers far-ranging insights and invaluable lessons, changing the way we think about the world and our responsibility toward one another."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Ela Gandhi
1. Aung San Suu Kyi: Triumph of the Spirit
2. The Dalai Lama and the Power of Compassion
3. The Peacemakers of Israel and Palestine
4. Thich Quang Do: Vietnam's Champion of Hope
5. Oscar Arias: Central America's Ambassador of Peace
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