International Service for Peace (SIPAZ): Promoting Peacebuilding and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation in Chiapas, Mexico

October, 2000 | Carlisle Levine

Suggested Citation: Levine, Carlisle. International Service for Peace (SIPAZ): Promoting Peacebuilding and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation in Chiapas, Mexico. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2000.

This case study describes SIPAZ’s evolution within the Chiapas conflict setting.  It discusses SIPAZ’s successes, as well as the obstacles it has faced.  It places SIPAZ within the context of a complex world of non-governmental and religious organizations working to promote peace in Chiapas.  Finally, it outlines a series of issues with which SIPAZ has had to wrestle as it seeks to maximize its contribution to peacemaking in Chiapas.