October 11, 2011

Peace Building and Relationships

“The importance is an ability to bring together an improbable set of people, cause it is going to be that that shifts it. What we attempt to do is to create more people that think like we do and I think the difficult work of peace building is to create a quality of relationships among people who don’t think alike.”

-John Paul Lederach

Real progress emerges not through mass movements, but through unlikely relationships.

Lederach served with MCC in Belgium, taught at EMU for a decade and is now a part of the Kroc Institute at Notre Dame. We really appreciated this dialogue between Krista Tippett and him. Take an hour to listen to the link below (click on Listen Now at the top of the page):


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