We have developed a process focused on building relationships and nourishing our personal creative abilities, even in surroundings of protracted violent or non-violent conflict. This section of the URI Web site will present teachings, learning, and URI training developments. It’s called “Traveling Peace Academy” because we are a global community not located in one country, city or building. We develop interfaith, cross-cultural training sessions that are designed appropriately for local situations.
Our unique training methodologies are informed by the Preamble, Purpose and Principles of URI and the practices of Moral Imagination developed by renowned peace studies scholar Prof. John Paul Lederach of the University of Notre Dame and Eastern Mennonite University.
The program is developing in several regions of the world; 2010 training sessions will be taking place in the Philippines, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.
TPA principles, effective practices, and resources will be shared in this TPA homepage as links, written articles and videos. Consultations in preparation for actual training sessions will be scheduled as funding grows for the program.
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The URI International Peace Research Institute is seeking stories about novel peace initiatives throughout the world for inclusion in an upcoming book.Read more...
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Having been around the UN maze for some years as an NGO representative, I can testify to both the thrills and the frustrations that come with work in this massive international body. The United... Read more...
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I write this from the house of Holy Cross Brothers in Dhaka. We are the guests of Brother Jarlath D’ Souza, a veteran in the field of interfaith dialogue. George and myself are on... Read more...
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