Building peace: the only route to security

Talk by Diana Francis, international consultant, writer and campaigner


Diana Francis_Konstanz 2014In her talk, Diana will argue that human security, which can never be absolute, can never be achieved through means that rely on human and other destruction. It is not military control, but the building of cooperation and understanding, and the skills of nonviolent assertiveness that can make us more secure. Drawing on her vast experience as an activist and consultant, Diana will show that civil society groups around the world have the experience and knowledge to lead the way.


The themes of the talk will be further explored in a workshop with Diana on Saturday, 6th of June, 3 – 5:30pm!


Diana Francis, a Quaker, is a former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Chair of the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support. As a consultant and activist, she has worked with people in many parts of the world to transform situations of violent conflict and injustice, and to build peace. She is also an activist at home and has worked all her life for demilitarisation, justice and peace.


Diana is also a writer. Her three books published by Pluto Press are:

  • ‚People, Peace and Power: Conflict Transformation in Action‘ (2002)
  • ‚Rethinking War and Peace‘ (2004) and
  • ‚From Pacification to Peacebuilding‘ (2010).

(Her latest book, published by Quakers, is published in May this year.)




Werkstatt für Gewaltfreie Aktion Baden

Freitag, 5. Juni 2015

19:30 – 21:30 Uhr

Gemeinderaum 2

Evangelische Friedensgemeinde

Schubartstr. 12 in Stuttgart