In this article, orginally published in Seeds of Peace Vol. 3 No1. (1987), Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu outlines nine key characteristics of effective peacemakers from the perspective of socially-engaged Buddhism. Ajahn Buddhadasa also touches upon his broader philosophy of Dhammic Socialism, a radical vision of governance grounded in Buddhist principles that challenges us to think beyond party politics for the betterment of society and our wider environment.


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