Peace Can be a Dirty Word: by Fleur Just at TEDxTbilisi

Excellent talk by Fleur.
I used to be a ‘Conflict Coward’. So afraid and disgusted of any kind of conflict – not knowing – ‘Conflict’ is inevitable, and is a channel towards change – a positive and a better change.

“Fleur Just challenges common assumptions made about peacebuilding and conflict prevention – advocating more realistic approaches to addressing conflict. She is the Director of the Peaceful Change Initiative (www.peacefulchange.org), and the founder of a school for underprivileged children in Liberia (www.fleurschool.org).”
Merid Desta

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About Merid Desta

I am a very passionate and mature African-Ethiopian researcher/ peacebuilder/ manager/ leader/ who have been doing a research on peace and conflict in the horn of Africa. I have learned that both my under- and post-graduate studies need to be topped up with formal studies of theories and praxis of peace, conflict, justice, identity, nationalism, ethnicity, religion and other related theories. All the trusts, institutes, faith-based and other secular organisations in which I was involved in leadership, mobilising and training capacities, were committed to addressing all aspects of individuals and communities’ life. Being an advocate for all human beings to be released from their spiritual, physical, social, mental and economic poverty, with a view to enabling them to become fulfilled and responsible human beings who live up to the standard of their best capacity, was at the core of all my work and the people and teams whose ministry I led. I have been involved in interfaith; interethnic; intercultural and interdenominational peacebuilding, conflict resolution and management work in the capital. My family’s life has always been sacrificial. We have committed our lives and are preparing for more commitments to work initially among a few communities and regions in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan/ South Sudan and the surrounding regions. These nations of Eastern Africa have often been under enormous threats and incidents of civil wars, ethno-religious conflicts, genocide etc.

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