Practical Peacebuilding

New York, New York
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Practical Peacebuilding
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:00 PM -
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Desmond Tutu Center
180 10th Avenue (between 20-21st Streets)
Chelsea District
New York, New York 10011
United States

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Program Overview 
Conflict is simmering within our congregations and communities. Yet conflict transformation can be the catalyst for deep-root, enduring, and positive change.

Emory University's Candler School of Theology and The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church have developed a joint education program that will provide practical peacebuilding skills to clergy, other church leaders and anyone interested in the work of conflict transformation. Led by renowned Candler faculty, the program also includes time with practitioners, both in the classroom and during field trips.

Participants will learn how to:
  • unearth hidden tensions and address their causes
  • facilitate dialogue, understanding, and healing
  • deepen their understanding of God's presence in this work

Program Participants
The program is designed for clergy, laity, community organizers, youth workers, teachers, students, and others interested in learning practical skills in peacebuilding.

Program Leaders

Luther E. Smith Jr.
Professor of Church and Community
Candler School of Theology

Dr. Smith is a renowned expert on community activism, congregational renewal, and the thought of Howard Thurman.


Ellen Ott Marshall
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation
Candler School of Theology

Dr. Marshall is a leading authority on religious peacebuilding and conflict transformation.


Keynote Speakers

Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence
Candler School of Theology

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and a leading authority on nonviolent social change.

The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald
The Anglican Church of Canada's first National Indigenous Bishop

MacDonald serves as pastoral leader to the Indigenous Peoples in the Anglican Church of Canada.

"The goal is not only to end or prevent something bad but also to begin something new and good."
Ron Kraybill, author of Peaceskills 


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • $495 Tuition
    This fee covers the cost of all sessions, transportation for site excursions, keynote dinner, closing luncheon, and afternoon snack breaks. Lodging and other meal costs are separate.

    Limited partial tuition scholarships are available. You may request to be considered for a scholarship on the "Personal Information" section of the registration form.

    Tuition must be paid in full by credit card at the time of registration even if you are requesting to be considered for a scholarship. If you are selected, you will receive a partial tuition refund.

    $10 CEU Processing Fee
    Continuing Education Units are available for this program. You may select to receive CEUs on the "Agenda" section of the registration form.

    Registration Deadline:
    November 15, 2012

    Space is limited, register today!




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