Maybe it was "shocking" because they were probably focused on macro-solutions, rather than recognising that peace comes from within.
Actually, in saying that though, I think there is something in the U.N. charter to that effect.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)