Since this was to the list, and I am asking for help from the list, I am
responding to the list.
Peacemaking includes both diplomatic, state-to-state intervention, and
peacebuilding, which involves intervention with people who are captured by
hatred and desires for revenge and retaliation. Without both, there is no
way out of the cycle of retaliation. Paula Green's work with
peacebuilding, which is targeted to individual human beings, is
productive. It is essential to changing the dynamic in areas of the world
which have been steeped in generations of retaliatory violence.
On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Lex Kelso wrote:
> In a message dated 11/4/01 7:33:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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> > I recently learned of the work of Paula Green of The Karuna Center. She
> > is a pioneer in "peacebuilding," i.e., facilitating processes of
> > reconciliation between enemies. ... She has facilitated reconciliation
> > processes
> > between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims, in refugee camps from the Rwandan
> > genocide, in Sri Lanka, between Palestinians and Israelis, etc.
> Can we conclude from this list that her international interventions have
> uniformly been failures?
> Alexander S. Kelso, Jr.
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