International Day of Peace falls on 21 September this year. To mark the occasion, we asked the Future Challenges community the following question:
Is peace between individuals and societies possible, or is conflict simply a part of human nature? Does it differ from culture to culture, religion to religion, nation to nation?
Even asking the question sparked a discussion, with Masha Egupova from Russia, Rabab Khan from Pakistan, Yohana de Andrade from Brazil and Kira Kariakin from Venezuela all responding to my initial request at some length. The conversation that has started is an important one; read what our writers (Local Views) have to say, and share your own opinions.