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Tag: peace

South Sudan: Tragedy and Tentative Hope: Learning from the Story of One of the ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut–one of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’.  Madut’s journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It is a story of great… Read More

Invite Eritrea! Dialogue Begins with Inclusion not Exclusion

The singular exclusion of Eritrea from the invitation of African leaders to participate in the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. is misguided, inappropriate and does not serve the cause of peace and prosperity in the Horn… Read More

Peacebuilding as a Lens — A Review of Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict

On rare occasions, a new work will both redefine a discipline and contribute to the birth of a new paradigm.  Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict (Craig Zelizer, Ed.)  is such a work.  In the array of… Read More

Sharing an Uncommon Relational Banquet in a Very Common Restaurant

What can we learn about the importance of place or shared meals in peacemaking? How are relationships changed when we eat from a common dish? How do we construct places where we can gather for a relational banquet?