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Peace Movement and Peace Education
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[German Version]

The most significant political organization of the peace movement, sponsored by many denominational and ecumenical groups, dates from the 1980s. Its goal – still not reached in the short term – was to end the arms race between the two ideological blocs of the socialist East and the capitalist West. The organizational roots of the peace movement go back at least three generations, to the international (and German) peace movement in the late 19th century and the first third of the 2…

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Orth, Gottfried, “Peace Movement and Peace Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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