Peace FAQs:

Q: Is peace a certain quality of existence which has been sought after?

A: Yes, yet seldom found in a long enduring form, since time immemorial.

Q: Is peace part of a triad?

A: Yes, and which also includes justice and wholeness , an interpretation consonant with scriptural scholarly interpretations of the meaning of the early Hebrew word shalom.

Q: Is peace a certain quality of inner tranquility which does not depend upon the uncertainties of daily life for its existence?

A: Yes.

Q: Is peace widely perceived as something intangible?

A: Yes, and various organizations have been making efforts to quantify and measure it.

Q: Is peace perhaps less well defined but at least of an equal value to?

A: Yes, or of a greater value than, "behavioral peace".

Q: Is peace a known effort to evaluate peacefulness in countries based on 23 indicators of the absence of violence and absence of the fear of violence?

A: Yes.

Q: Is peace often associated with traditions such as Buddhism?

A: Yes, and Hinduism, and some traditional Christian contemplative practices such as monasticism, as well as with the New Age movement.

Q: Was peace personified as the goddess Eirene?

A: Yes, and in Latin-speaking areas as the goddess Pax.

Q: Is peace the growth of some form of solidarity between peoples spanning the lines of cleavage between nations or states that lead to war?

A: Yes.

Q: Is peace therefore at the same time a discussion on the form of such peace?

A: Yes.

Q: Is peace a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others?

A: Yes, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, people's rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.

Q: Is peace believed to be a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various types of meditation?

A: Yes, and prayer, t'ai chi ch'uan , yoga, or other various types of mental or physical disciplines.

Q: Is peace generally understood to be a lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence between heterogenous social groups?

A: Yes.

Q: Is peace also used as a greeting or a farewell?

A: Yes, for example the Hawaiian word aloha, as well as the Arabic word salaam.

Q: Is peace occasionally used as a farewell?

A: Yes, and especially for the dead, as in the phrase rest in peace.

Q: Is peace the way?

A: Yes.