A Path Away From War

March 8th, 2022 - by Sustainable Human

The Science Of Peace Systems

Sustainable Human

(February 25, 2022) — Many people think, “There always has been war and there always will be war.” But scientific evidence shows that some societies have successfully shunned war by creating peace systems.

Peace systems are clusters of neighboring societies that do not make war with each other. Global challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, pandemics, and nuclear proliferation endanger everyone on the planet and thus require cooperative solutions.

The existence of peace systems demonstrates that at many times and in various places people have unified, stopped warring, and worked together for the greater good. This film introduces several historical and cross-cultural peace systems from tribal peoples to nations, and even regions, to explore how peace systems can provide insights on how to end wars and promote intergroup cooperation.

Learn more about Peace Systems at http://peace-systems.org 0:00

  • The Imperative To End War1:21
  • The Science of Peace Systems2:07
  • The Development of an Overarching Social Identity3:31
  • Non-warring Norms, Values, Symbols, and Narratives4:45
  • Intergroup Trade, Marriage, and Ceremonies5:51
  • Our Destinies Are Intertwined

Story: Dr. Douglas P. Fry & Dr. Geneviève Souillac
Narration: Dr. Douglas P. Fry

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