She stated: …. that peace building scholars and practitioners increasingly recognize that sustainable peace requires more than cognitive, rational engagement. In the conflicts that plague our world today, violence too often insinuates itself into the psyches and spirits, the bodies and souls of children and adults. These conflicts are not amenable to transformation through rational processes alone. They require modes of expression that embrace paradox and give voice to thoughts and feelings that defy words. Cultural work and the arts offer resources for waging conflicts non-violently, transforming relationships in the aftermath of violence and building the capacities required for peace.
Cynthia is promoting projects whereby visual arts, photographic work but also theatre may contribute to sustainable peace solutions. She pleads for the spiritual and emotional dimensions and considers art as a main instrument.