Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on the causes of conflict and the conditions that affect conflict resolution and peace. Research projects and other activities focus on the resolution of conflict with a view to attaining just societies.
The Centre aims to facilitate dialogue between individuals, groups or communities who are concerned with conditions of positive peace, whether in interpersonal relationships, community relations, within organisations and nations, or with reference to international relations.
Palestinians surveying their history over the last few decades have precious little cause for optimism, with the theft and colonisation of their land and denial of their rights under Israeli occupation. But, according to Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, in his talk at the University hosted by the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (July 9), they can still find hope, if hope is to mean: “realising that ‘I’m not going through this by myself'”.