Peace and Non-violence

This category of our political program addresses a broad spectrum of the causes and effects of violence: from individual acts of violence to institutionalized acts of violence, and beyond, into our foreign policies that, too often, lead to armed conflict.

The Green Party advocates a fundamental change in the way we socialize our citizens, structure our institutions, and relate to the planet and its people.

Means and ends are inseparable.

If a nation, and a people, prepare for violence, they will create a violent world. Conversely, if they prepare for peace, that is what they will achieve.

Peace is not just the absence of violence, it is a willingness to resolve conflict in a constructive manner with a spirit of good will and respect.