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Advent Manifesto: Does My Soul Still Sing?

by John Paul Lederach 12-18-2018

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When we in this country behave this poorly, a nation that stands on simple truths about equality, respect, life, and freedom, perhaps the time has come to be silent.

Change from Within

by John Paul Lederach 01-01-2002

The most significant ways—both short and long term—to deal with the sources of terrorism will emerge more from within the circles that are close to it rather than from sources that depend upon it from outside. 

Giving Birth to the Unexpected

by John Paul Lederach 11-01-2001

For 20 years I have worked as a mediator in violent situations, from Northern Ireland to Somalia, from Colombia to Nicaragua...

Building Peace in Somalia

by John Paul Lederach 01-01-1994

Earlier this year I was present at a series of U.N.-sponsored national reconciliation conferences addressing the Somali conflict.