Welcome to the East Kootenay Humanity Network
Our Mission is to create and sustain a regional network that will promote unity in diversity among the citizens of the East Kootenay connected to the citizens of the world whose vision is to foster and be a part of an all-embracing global society.
Strategic Peace Building
Peacebuilding is the development of constructive personal, group, and political relationships across ethnic, religious, class, national, and racial boundaries. It aims to resolve injustice in nonviolent ways and to transform the structural conditions that generate deadly conflict. Peacebuilding can include conflict prevention; conflict management; conflict resolution and transformation, and post-conflict reconciliation.
Peacebuilding becomes strategic when it works over the long run and at all levels of society to establish and sustain relationships among people locally and globally. Strategic peacebuilding connects people and groups “on the ground” (community and religious groups, grassroots organizations, etc.) with policymakers and powerbrokers (governments, the United Nations, corporations, banks, etc.) It aims not only to resolve conflicts, but to build societies, institutions, policies, and relationships that are better able to sustain peace and justice.
Peace Building Definitions and Strategies
There is no single process or strategy used in peace building because no two situations are ever the same. However, the United States Institute of Peace identifies seven key components of strategic peace building to incorporate into any plan.
Recognizing the Burdens of Long-Term Violence
Eliciting Plans from Locals
Dealing with Spoilers
Identifying Obstacles to Strategic Peace Building
Elicit, Evaluate, Elicit, Evaluate…
How is CDRJS involved in Strategic Peace Building?
Restorative Justice: is a process which directly involves the community in addressing crime in the community. It brings groups of individuals who have been linked through a difficult situation and fosters a dialogue centered on addressing the harm done and encourages the potential for forgiveness.
The BC Hate Crimes Team works with local police detachments to investigate the criminal offenses and to protect sense of self and identity. For non-emergency questions about hate crimes, resources, training or education, please contact the BC Hate Crimes Team:
Phone: 1-855-462-5733 (toll free)
Don't Forget What Life is Really About
by Jay Shetty
In 2018, the Humanity Network held community awareness events associated with the UN International Day of Happiness. We were fortunate in having Senator Murray Sinclair as our keynote speaker. This video is worth watching especially during a time when thoughts of the impact of Covid may further focus our thinking on what is lost in terms of our personal freedom and social interactions.
I hope you enjoy it and it furthers defines your quest for happiness. You may want to skip the ads at the start of the video