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Foundations for a Culture of Peace

The fundamental obstacles to peace are internal, or spiritual. These obstacles include prejudice, hatred, selfishness, and indifference, often tracing back through the centuries. The most visible obstacles are war, exploitation, economic disparity, and so on. However, they are all results of our attitudes and beliefs about each other. The way to liberation from selfishness and hatred is found in their polar opposites: service and love. When we focus on serving others, even historical enemies can cooperate in a common cause.