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Crossing Borders through Conflict Transformation

Crossing Borders through Conflict Transformation

July 6, 2015 | What do Ferguson, Belfast, Sarajevo, and Abuja have in common? As we studied the roots of conflict around the world, we began to see the role played by a complex interaction of many factors: history, both mythic and real; the illusion of single identity; governments, NGO’s, community groups, and individuals, functioning as either inciters or peacemakers. We were students in a year-long online Conflict Transformation program through St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas which concluded with two weeks at the Corrymeela Center in Northern Ireland. This Certificate program is the inspiration of Dr. Aaron Tyler, professor and Baptist pastor, and Dr. Larry Hufford, professor and long-time peace activist. One purpose of the program is to build a global network of peacemakers. Read more »

Gavel Memorial World Peace Fund Application Process - Updated

June 30, 2015 | At its meeting in May 2015, the board of directors of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz approved a new application process for funding available through the Gavel Memorial World Peace Fund. The new process is designed to make it easier for partners within North America to apply and to make the decision-making process more consistent. Read more »

Conflict Transformation Training in North East India

Conflict Transformation Training in North East India

April 11, 2014 | In October 2013, a training in Conflict Transformation was held in Guwahati, the capital of the state of Assam, in Northeast India. The training worked with people from five tribes that have been fighting each other for years. Phenpiga H. Rengma, a participant in the training, recently sent this report on the work being done in the region by his group. Watch Now »


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