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Chance to take culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost till the 17th

You can take the online version of my culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost until the 17th, thanks to a Valentine's Week offer that publisher Riverhouse ePress is offering.   You will take a 10 minute quiz with 20 questions and get back a 6 page personalized Score Report by email, with tips for improving your conflict styles based on your scores.    That's a $6.95 giveaway of a research-based product that is in use at many leading conflict resolution training programs.  For…See More
Feb 14
Jennifer Lentfer left a comment for Ron Kraybill
"Thanks for your comment on my post Ron, and for the great quote from Mr. Theobold. I hope you continue to follow how-matters.org!"
Oct 15, 2012
Ron Kraybill commented on Jennifer Lentfer's blog post The Ego and International Aid
"Thanks for this piece.   I would add another danger of ego:  It drives many people to hungrily claim credit for work which ought to be credited to others.   When development workers, peacebuilders, NGO staff, or leaders of any kind…"
Oct 15, 2012
Ron Kraybill replied to Stephanie Knox Cubbon's discussion Reaching Beyond the "Peace" Community
"One of the most unrecognized causes of conflict and aspects of peacebuilding is decisionmaking.  Behind virtually all conflicts lie bad decisionmaking processes - lack of consultation, lack of transparency, lack of accountability.…"
Sep 16, 2012
Ron Kraybill commented on Deborah Drew's blog post "The Devils have come out, let me save my children!"
"Thank you for this useful summary.  I will use this as a reference in planning a workshop on women and peacebuilding coming up in Lesotho."
Jun 9, 2012
Ron Kraybill commented on Brad Heckman's blog post On Bob Dylan and reverse international development.
"A bit more: I also like your phrase "one party sessions", which I like much better than the often used terms "caucus" and "separate session". Regarding "Cooperative community advocacy", could you clarify what…"
Oct 22, 2011
Ron Kraybill commented on Brad Heckman's blog post On Bob Dylan and reverse international development.
"Thanks Brad. I love your list of fresh ideas and love the fact that you are consciously "bringing it home." Essays like this help all of us everywhere to lift mediation out of a monocultural model."
Oct 22, 2011
ICfC commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"Hi Ron,   There is a Boston-based NGO called International Center for Conciliation (ICfC), which aspires to create enduring peace globally in conflict-torn communities world-wide (it currently has programs in Cambodia, Israel, and Western…"
Jan 18, 2011
Sithravel Sujeevan commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
""the reestablishing of cordial relations" the Reconciliation Process-RP of the post war could relate the target groups by means of indigenous communication active mechanism/ model, which may add few points in the usual process of…"
Jan 17, 2011
Padma D. Jayaweera commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"Forgiveness, compassion and kindness are answers, not to repeat the same mistakes done in the past .Acknowledge the truth,correct them with justice. Hatred never ceases by hatred only by compassion and love."
Jan 16, 2011
Padma D. Jayaweera commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"I Iam quite interested to study the new effective techniques to sustain reconciliation among affected communities especially through empowering women. Because women and children are the most affected by conflicts. At present, Sri Lanka is taking…"
Jan 14, 2011
Tim Symonds commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"It's very easy to speak of forgiveness as though the word itself makes everything OK for the survivors of atrocities whose lives have been entirely wrecked and whose deeply unhappy memories fill their thoughts every day until they die. …"
Jan 14, 2011
Charito Calvachi-Mateyko commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"Read David Anderson Hooker article on Coming to the Table: www.comingtothetable.org. "What We Are Learning About Healing""
Jan 14, 2011
ian mcintosh commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"This is the case in so many settings : Spain, Cambodia, Cyprus, Korea, etc. But in these four settings we see various initiatives aimed at 'opening old wounds' for the greater good of society. Batltazar Garzon's work in Spain in…"
Jan 14, 2011
George Brose commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"Something like this is going on in Burundi with the forced repatriation of refugees from the camps in Tanzania.  Most left in the 1970's. Many were born in the camps.  People lost legal rights to reclaim their lands after 30…"
Jan 14, 2011
Ron Kraybill commented on Ron Kraybill's blog post How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase
"Sarah, your response perhaps requires us to recognize two different categories of situations: a) one where the original actors are gone and b) one where there are still quite a few of them around and for many years now benignly occupied in work or…"
Jan 14, 2011

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Founder of Mennonite Conciliation Service, 1979-1988
Director of Training, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, 1989-1995
Professor, Conflict Transformation Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1996-2007. Also director of Summer Peacebuilding Institute in its first few years.
Quaker International Affairs Representative to the Middle East, 2007-2008, based in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
United Nations Peace and Development Advisor, Lesotho, 2009 to present.
Publisher, Riverhouse ePress (www.RiverhouseEpress.com), 2004 onwards
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
US, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Lesotho, Botswana, Ireland, Germany, UK, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Guyana, Jamaica, Israel, Jordan, Hong Kong.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Lesotho
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Peace and Development Advisor for the United Nations Development Program
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://riverhouseepress.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Education, Policing, Psychosocial, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Information Technology, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
I'm working on what I call a "whole field" theory of peacebuilding that recognizes the many important elements of peace processes.

The personal journey of self-care and transformation of peacebuilders.

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Chance to take culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost till the 17th

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:49pm 0 Comments

You can take the online version of my culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost until the 17th, thanks to a Valentine's Week offer that publisher Riverhouse ePress is offering.   You will take a 10 minute quiz with 20 questions and get back a 6 page personalized Score Report by email, with tips for improving your conflict styles based on your scores.    That's a $6.95 giveaway of a research-based product that is in use at many leading conflict resolution training…

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How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 5:12am 11 Comments

Ian MacIntosh's thoughtful blog on symbolic gestures of reconciliation prompts me to add a second line of inquiry that is related but different: How to assist nations where there has been serious internal wrong doing on a broad scale (many killings by a wide variety of actors) as part of a power struggle or ethnic conflict) 20-30… Continue

Hope Requires Risk: The World Cup, Bullets for Settlers, and the US Patriot Act

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 4:30am 1 Comment

In this time of World Cup fever, I recall another season not long past in South Africa. In 1991, as a trainer living in Cape Town, I was invited to lead a workshop on conflict resolution for the Pan Africanist Congress. The group's hair-raising motto: "One Settler, One Bullet." Not sure whether "settler" also included me, I nevertheless accepted, on the strength of friendship with a regional leader of the PAC whose invitation I trusted. After a tense first thirty minutes during which I was…

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At 4:19pm on October 15, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…
Thanks for your comment on my post Ron, and for the great quote from Mr. Theobold. I hope you continue to follow how-matters.org!
 
 
 

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