Most of us want a world at peace. But many find it hard to see how armed violence can be prevented, and believe that sometimes it’s an acceptable means of solving problems. If we think in this unquestioning way, we’reearth prevented from devising and exploring creative alternatives to violent conflict and war. Only those alternatives – non-violent, positive, life-enhancing – will lead to a safer world, in which children can grow up not even knowing how or why to point a gun.