Informed by the disciplines of Leadership Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies, the author offers an understanding of peace leadership as being an interconnected affair of the head (consciousness-raising), heart (feeling the need for transformative change), hands (to be moved to purposive action) and the holy (offering all the sacred gift of treating persons as persons). Building on an earlier publication in this Journal, this article reconstructs conditions for peace at intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cultural levels. It also offers a deutero learning framework and model for coordinating the efforts for the sake of peace through an understanding of leadership as being a fourfold affair of the head, heart, hands and holy. The author reasons that a genuine community is constructed when people come together not in the name of religion, but when they come together bringing honesty, respect, and kindness to support an awakening of a sacred gift, namely the gift of treating persons like persons, with dignity and respect.
"Facilitating Peace Leadership,"
International Journal of Peace Studies: Vol. 26:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/ijps/vol26/iss2/6