Confronting War: Critical Lessons For Peace Practitioners

April 2003 | Mary B. Anderson, and Lara Olson, with Kristin Doughty

Suggested Citation: Anderson, Mary B. and Lara Olson, with Kristin Doughty. Confronting War: Critical Lessons for Peace Practitioners. Cambridge, MA: CDA, 2003.

Confronting War shares key findings and lessons from the field toward improving the effectiveness of peace practice around the world.

This is the Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) Project’s inaugural book, and incorporates the findings of the following RPP case studies:

  1. Forging a Formula for Peaceful Co-Existence in Fiji: A Case Study on the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (Peter Woodrow)
  2. An Overview of Initiatives for Peace in Acholi, Northern Uganda (Mark Bradbury)
  3. International Service for Peace (SIPAZ): Promoting Peacebuilding and Non-Violent Conflict Transformation in Chiapas, Mexico (Carlisle Levine)
  4. When Truth is Denied, Peace Will Not Come: The People to People Peace Process of the New Sudan Council of Churches (Hadley Jenner)
  5. Part I: The Georgia-South Ossetia Dialogue Process: A View from the Inside (Lara Olson)

Part II: Partnering for Peace: Conflict Management Group and the Norwegian Refugee Council Collaborating on the Georgia-South Ossetia Dialogue Process (Susan Allen Nan)

  1. Building Peace Through Third Party Impartial Facilitation: The Story of OAS-ProPaz in Guatemala (Orion Kriegman and Sofia Clark d’Escoto)
  2. Voices of Local Peace Initiatives – Kenya Peace and Development Network, the Wajir Peace and Development Committee, the National Council of Churches of Kenya, and the Amani People’s Theatre (Janice Jenner and Dekha Ibrahim Abdi)
  3. The Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) (Sue Williams)
  4. The Cooperation for Peace and Unity, Afghanistan (Sue Williams)
  5. Extending the Humanitarian Mandate: Norwegian Church Aid’s Decision to Institutionalize its Commitment to Peace Work (Mary B. Anderson)
  6. Reflecting on the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron (Sue A. Lyke and Joseph G. Bock)
  7. Local peace constituencies in Cyprus: the Bi-communal Trainer’s Group (Oliver Wolleh)
  8. Weaving New Relations, A Contribution to Peace: A Case Study on Yek Ineme in El Salvador (Patricia Ardon)
  9. NGOs and Conflict Prevention in Burundi (Lennart Wohlgemuth)
  10. Explicit and Implicit Peacebuilding: Catholic Relief Services in Mindanao, Philippines, and Bosnia-Herzegovina (Reina Neufeldt, Sarah McCann, Jaco Cilliers)
  11. The Interreligious Peace Foundation: Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus Addressing the Conflict in Sri Lanka (Alexandre Bilodeau)
  12. The Peacemakers: NGO Efforts in the Middle East: 1948-2001 (Everett Mendelsohn)
  13. Moral Re-Armament and the Agenda for Reconciliation (Donna Isaac)
  14. Prio/Nansen Case Study: The Balkan Dialogue Project (Donna Isaac)
  15. Towards Reconciliation: Impact Assessment Background and General Preliminary Findings, Peace Teams, Osijek, Croatia (Jessica J. Jordan and Marina Srabalo and Michelle Kurtz)
  16. Managing Conflict through Cooperative Planning: Partners Hungary’s Work on Majority – Minority (Roma) Tensions (Lara Olson)
  17. Women Weaving Bougainville Together: A Contextual Case Study on The Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency Buka, Bougainville Province, Papua New Guinea (Andy Carl)
  18. Preparing the Table: A Retrospective on the Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1968-1990, Cape Town, South Africa (Greg Hansen)
  19. Children as Zones of Peace in Sri Lanka (Luc Zandvliet and Orion Kriegman)
  20. Peace Zones of Apartado, Colombia (Sue Williams and Phillip Thomas)
  21. Conflict Transformation by Training in Nonviolent Action: Activities of the Centre for Nonviolent Action (Sarajevo) in the Balkan Region (Martina Fischer)

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