Peace Is the Way


Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

Gandhi said, “There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”

It is impossible to establish peace once and for all, and to expect that it will remain that way. It requires a daily effort to reestablish it again and again. Similarly, it would be an illusion to think that once we have cleaned up a room, it will remain that way. We need to put things constantly into their correct place; otherwise we will soon have total chaos.



Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. 1986-88 he was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University. He has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.

Excerpted from Dietrich Fischer’s Stories to Inspire You – TRANSCEND University Press-TUP.


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2 Responses to “Peace Is the Way”

  1. More says:

    Clear! Crisp! Deep!

  2. Olivia says:

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