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Breaking the Cycle: How to Build Sustainable Peace Using the Contact Theory

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“September 11, 2001, was a tragic day for the entire world and for me personally. My 25-year-old niece, Katie McCloskey, was working on the 97th floor of the World Trade Center when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower. My high school friend, Ken Waldie, was aboard that jetliner. Both perished that morning. In the following days I began to consider how peace might be achieved if people could begin to see each other as human beings, as opposed to “the scary other” that was being broadcast on every major U.S. news station. Through my research and studies, I discovered the Contact Theory, a central tenet of peace building.”

Author: Thomas B. Etzel
Published in: The Peace Worker
Rise Up Times
Truth Out
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Gilmer Free Press
Date: September 11,October 2,7,2015

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