What is peace—and how do we build it?

How can we create a shared future where everybody belongs.

In this episode, Monica Curca talks about peace and why it involves all of us…Why we’re all responsible to solve violence. And why power is found in relationship.

Monica founded Activate Labs, a nonprofit organization that builds a creative force for peace and justice. Her projects bring together the ingredients for joy to enable direct, structural and cultural peacebuilding.

As a refugee herself and someone who holds two master’s degrees in sustainable international development and conflict and coexistence, Monica is perfectly poised to help us pursue a lens of peace.

Good words from Monica Curca in this show:

  • “Our hope is to create communities where everybody belongs.”
  • “What peace is the state where violence is not. I think we have to define violence to understand what peace is.”
  • “People’s resilience and people’s hope was just as important as eating, and that’s what arts and creativity can do.”
  • “Everybody’s involved in violence, whether we support it, whether we ignore it, whether we experience it, whether we do it. If we live on this planet, we can’t get away from it. We’re all responsible to solve it, too.”

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