The text reflects on the recent war situation in Europe, which followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 23 February. The war, which seemed impossible to occur after 70 years of peace, has shattered this illusion, threatening to bring back massacres, destruction and forced exoduses. The lack of signs of imminent peace is worrying, especially considering the 2016 UN Declaration on the Right to Peace.The author’s book plays a significant role in this context, addressing the topic of the culture of peace with a scientific approach and linking it to the thought and action of St. John Bosco, who profoundly influenced the thinking of many young people in more than 130 countries. The book is addressed to the Salesian family, parents, teachers, youth leaders and all those who work with Salesian works. The author hopes to enrich all readers, regardless of their religious traditions, especially those interested in world peace and peace education for young people.
Reference time period: 2023
G. Malizia, “Don Bosco’s Peace Culture a theory-based study of his response to conflicts” in “Journal of salesian studies“, 30 (2023) 1, 177-178.
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