Individuals and societies must learn to value peace and solve their differences peacefully. Without this basis, any attempt to resolve conflict is doomed to fail. You support education to create a culture of peace and are attracted to spiritual peacemaking practices.
Enemies are made, not born. If we get to know people on the other side of the conflict, we will see beyond stereotypes and feel less threatened by them. We will also understand their view of the conflict and be more likely to accept compromises because we recognize that the other side has valid needs that must be met. You support dialogue between different groups and activities that bring to light diverse narratives and perceptions.
Everybody wants the opportunity to get an education, find a good job, and support their families. If we can work together on the things that unite us, rather than divide us, we can make people's lives better and along the way, break down stereotypes and build relationships with people on the opposite side of the conflict. You support joint projects promoting health, the environment, employment, etc.
Peace cannot be separated from equality and human rights. Restrictions on rights and freedoms are not only morally wrong, but they help create a pressure cooker of anger that could lead to violence and deep wells of resentment that make the possibility of resolving the conflict ever more remote.
Neither side can defeat the other completely--not on the battlefield and not in the international diplomatic arena. This conflict will continue until its root causes are addressed and an agreed-upon solution is found. Efforts should be focused on finding, building support for, and getting leaders to accept solutions for the issues at the heart of the conflict.