Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009
4 questions about peace
This is what the
Austrian participants think about peace after peacecamp 2009
1.): Riju 13.09.1992 , Piaristen Gymnasium - BG8
1. Imagine, what can bring more peace to our world?

-live together in harmony
-be peaceful oneself

2. Imagine, what are the main obstacles to peace in our world?

-war
-envy
-racial hate
-difference of opinion
-greed

3. Imagine, what have you done so far to promote peace in your own country?

-talk with my circle of friends about peace and what could be changed in our world, and try to convince them of peaceful thoughts

4. Imagine, what can you do in the future to promote peace in your own country?

-fight for worldpeace and try to maintain my opinion by being a good example.
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2. ANNE-SOPHIE ,23 .7.1993, Vienna, Wasagasse

1. Imagine, what can bring more peace to our world?
I think everybody is able to bring more peace to our world. To respect and understand other people is therefore also very important.
2. Imagine, what are the main obstacles to peace in our world?
I think the main obstacle is the history. Very much people are caught in a trap of their own prejudices und traditions.
3. Imagine, what have you done so far to promote peace in your own country?
I try to be open in mind and to understand other positions. Sometimes they are different, but I think when you respect it you are able to change the world a little, little, little bit. But violence, prejudices and ostracism – I can not accept.
4. Imagine, what can you do in the future to promote peace in your own country?
I’ll do the same I did till this day. I try to argue against extremism, racialism and intolerance. And I accept others and try to integrate people who are weak.

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3. FLORIAN, 20/04/1993, BG9 WASAGASSE 10
1. Imagine, what can bring more peace to our world?
Everyone should try to get away from prejudices and develop new opinions and world view. Although this seems hard, it’s better to make a small step rather then doing no step at all.

2. Imagine, what are the main obstacles to peace in our world?
Rational thinking fundamentalists that are not willed to change their conservative perspectives. Basically, „positive conservatism“ is nothing bad. I mean, you should conserve the good and positive aspects and renew the bad and negative.
„Tradition is a lantern; the stupid one holds on it, to the wise it lights the path.“ - George Bernard Shaw

3. Imagine, what have you done so far to promote peace in your own country?
I did participate in this year’s peacecamp and told all my friends about the huge success of it.

4. Imagine, what can you do in the future to promote peace in your own country?
I think that i convinced a lot of young people that peace is not unreachable and that peace is important for everyone’s future.

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4.O

1. Imagine, what can bring more peace to our world?
I believe that understanding between nations and reduction of prejudices can bring peace to this world. Also, if there were more people who would care about peace and try it or further it in some way or another, together we could make a better world.

2. Imagine, what are the main obstacles to peace in our world?
Greed, prejudice, fundamentalism, lack of knowledge in the population of a country that can be capitalized on by greedy politicians, as well as the indifference of those who are lucky enough to live in a peaceful country.

3. Imagine, what have you done so far to promote peace in your own country?
I try to be open minded, in discussions I always take a stance for peace, I participated in this year’s peacecamp.
4. Imagine, what can you do in the future to promote peace in your own country?
Although at the moment I do not see myself going in to politics, I do believe that I will use whatever power I will attain in the future to promote peace. At the moment, I will try to learn as much about peace as I can and take part in projects similar to the peacecamp.

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5. lia,
22.10.1989, FH Campus Wien,

1. Imagine, what can bring more peace to our world?
Actually I don’t know it. I think that there isn’t one thing we can do to bring peace into the world. We can only try meet “strangers” and talk to them. Like we do on the camps!
And of course more camps and projects like this.

2. Imagine, what are the main obstacles to peace in our world?
The greedy people! Everybody just think about what is best for himself. Many people don’t care about others and what happens around them..

3. Imagine, what have you done so far to promote peace in your own country?
I’ve been on different peacecamps, I talked and still talk to my friends about conflicts and problems….

4. Imagine, what can you do in the future to promote peace in your own country?
I can just continue to do, what I do.
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6. Gregor, Birth Date 4.8.91, Your school Piaristeng., Bg 8

1. Imagine, what can bring more peace to our world?
I think it is impossible and useless to try to bring peace to the whole world, but what we can do, and this is what I learned, is that you can bring peace to the people surrounding you, and that makes sense.

2. Imagine, what are the main obstacles to peace in our world?
Actually, as I said, it is normal that we cannot be peaceful every minute, but I think that poverty and richness is one of the most important reasons for war.

3. Imagine, what have you done so far to promote peace in your own country?
Every day, when I treat people I try to bring peace to them, of course, it's hard sometimes but not impossible at least to try.

4. Imagine, what can you do in the future to promote peace in your own country?
The same I'm doing now, just to do my best, cause I can't do more than I am able to do.
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