and Research Subject
webinar "EVERYDAY PEACE AND COMMUNICATION" features Roger McInty,
Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Durham
University and Director of the Durham Global Security Institute. Mr McInty
discusses the concept of everyday peace and its potential for peaceful
Everyday Peace and Communication
peace refers to small acts that build connections and communication among
members of adversarial communities in deeply divided societies that may suffer
from cleavages of different kinds. In Roger Mac Ginty’s words, these “small
acts of everyday peace can create space for civility, reciprocity, solidarity,
and possibly more expansive concepts such as reconciliation."
Elements of Everyday Peace
emphasises sociaility, reciprocity and solidarity as three important elements
of everyday peace. He states that these elements help individuals and
communities to live in peace with each other.
Measuring Everyday Peace
mentions a project called "everydaypeaceindicators.org" and gives
information on how everyday peace can be measured. This project tries to
identify and measure indicators of everyday peace in various countries.
Understanding Peace and Communication Concepts: The content of the webinar
provides an opportunity to understand the concepts of peace and communication,
especially how they are applied in everyday life. Participants can understand
professor Roger McInty's concept of "everyday peace" and how it
operates in relationships between individuals.
Critical Thinking and Analysis: The webinar can help participants to develop
their critical thinking and analysis skills. In particular, they can evaluate
different forms of peacemaking and how these forms can be effective at the
societal and individual level.
Practical Learning: The webinar provides concrete examples of how everyday peacemaking
can be applied in practice. Participants can reflect on how they can integrate
these practices in their own lives and apply this knowledge to real-world
Empathy and Cultural Awareness: The webinar emphasises the need to empathise
and develop understanding between different cultures and communities.
Participants can better understand the importance of building bridges between
diverse communities and individuals and the role of communication in this
Research and Questioning: The "daily peace indicators" project
mentioned in the webinar offers participants the opportunity to conduct their
own research and ask questions about how daily peace can be measured. This can
lead them to develop their research skills and use their critical enquiry