FOR Austria / Internationaler Versoehnungsbund
FOR Germany / Versoehnungsbund e.V.
FOR Italy / MIR Italy
Kerk en Vrede [Church and Peace]
FOR Norway / Kristent Fredslag
FOR Japan (Nihon Yuwa Kai)
FOR Palestine / Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation
FOR Palestine / Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy
FOR Palestine / Wi'am Center
Jewish Peace Fellowship
Institute of Peace and Democracy
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Geweldloos Samenleven / Doopsgezinden
Invitation to conflict transformation trainings in the Netherlands
Dealing with conflicts in the church.
Three seminars about conflicts in the church by Dr. Richard Blackburn and organised by the Dutch Mennonite Training-and Mediation Center (Geweldloos Samenleven) and the Dutch Network of Peace Builders (Evangelicals).
The three seminars are:
A. Family systems and emotional processes in church and society- 28-29 august, 2008
B. Dealing with conflicts in the church – 30 August 2008
C. Transforming conflicts in the church-1-2 September 2008
Dr. Richard Blackburn is director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center in Chicago, USA. He has more than 25 years of experiences with working on transformation of conflicts in the church. He developed a model specifically for working on conflicts in the churches using the theory of Murray Bowen about Family Systems.
Annelies Klinefelter, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNESCO is promoting the International Decade for a Culture
of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).
The Decade’s mandate stresses the principles of non-violence
espoused so strongly during the International Year for the Culture
of Peace’s (IYCP-2000) but focuses increasingly upon the plight
of millions of children worldwide, and the need to create and implement
non-violent strategies to alleviate to that plight.
Nonviolence Peace Force
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a federation of over 90 Member Organizations
from around the world. In partnership with local groups, unarmed
Nonviolent Peaceforce Field Team members apply proven strategies
to protect human rights, deter violence, and help create space for
local peacemakers to carry out their work. The mission of the Nonviolent
Peaceforce is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce
committed to third-party nonviolent intervention.
Pax Christi International is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic
peace movement working on a global scale on a wide variety of issues
in the fields of human rights, security and disarmament, economic
justice and ecology.
The organization Servicio Paz y Justicia (The Peace and Justice
Service) is human right organization that was founded in 1974 by
1980 Peace Nobel Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel. SERPAJ is very
interested in the work of the Truth and human rights in South America
and in the world.
SIPAZ is a program of international observation that had
its beginning in 1995, following the Zapatista uprising in 1994.
It was formed to monitor the conflict in Chiapas, México.
Today SIPAZ supports the search for nonviolent solutions that contribute
to the construction of a just peace through building tolerance and
dialogue among the actors in Chiapas as well as, increasingly, in
other areas in México (Oaxaca and Guerrero).
UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945.
For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to
build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific
breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and
Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal : to build
peace in the minds of men.
Word Council of Churches (WCC)
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive
among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement,
a movement whose goal is Christian unity.
War Resisters International (WRI)
War Resisters' International exists to promote nonviolent action
against the causes of war, and to support and connect people around
the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war.
On this basis, WRI works for a world without war.
Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health & Insight (BODHI)
Founding patron: His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama
Founded 1989. BODHI provides a framework for altruistic people worldwide who are not comfortable working in traditional religious or secular organisations. We ask only for a kind heart.