Vicent Martínez Guzmán, a pillar of the peace community in Spain and around the world, passed away last August 23rd, 2018. From Vall d’Uixò and born in 1949, visionary Vicent leaves a prolific written legacy in philosophy and peace research, as well as a strong continuing international academic program in peace, conflict and development studies. He is well known for emphasizing that pacifists are the realists, who can recognize the complexity of human capacity, knowing we are capable of making war but also of showing solidarity, caring for one another, showing empathy, committing, and participating in social movements. Vicent also believed not only in making peace, but in hacer las paces, or making peaces (plural) and he recognized that there is no one pathway, nor is there only one goal in the transformation of conflicts.
Following are three articles, one in his native Valenciano/Catalán, one in Spanish and one in English, reflecting on his lasting impacts in the field of peace and in the lives of those near and far.
[icon name=”share” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Vicent Martínez Guzmán In Memoriam
by Irene Comins-Mingol y Salvador Cabedo Manuel