The absence of war or other hostilities
An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities
Freedom from quarrels and disagreement;
Public security and order
Inner contentment; serenity
Used as a greeting or farewell,
and as a request for silence
In a state of tranquillity; serene
Free from strife
keep (or hold) (one’s) peace
To be silent
keep the peace
To maintain or observe law and order
Works. Yes. Certainly more than, say, war, conflict, violence,
destruction. Think about it. See the world around you. On your TV
and your laptop and your mobile. The more the news hits you, the
more numb and disinterested you get. After all, you say, how much
can you take?
At Seagull, we decided to do something about it. We chose the arts
as our ‘tool’ of communication. The core idea being:
hey, we need to live with difference and allow it the same space
to breathe that we, us, ourselves demand. That’s it.
The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, through its Arts and Media
Resource Centre (SAMRC), works with young persons using drama and
film and art, and dance and music and literature; holds workshops
and events and festivals and creative writing sessions; exhibits
photographs, and films and art and books; we debate and we discuss;
we invite people from different parts of the country and the world
to engage with young folks in Calcutta and elsewhere on the question
of making peace work.
This is what PeaceWorks is about.