The US State Department, the US Institute of Peace, and other governmental agencies w recognize that religious leaders, transnational religious movements, and faith-based NGOs are central players in the post-Cold War era of ethnic and religious conflict. The Mennites, through the Mennite Central Committee and its international Conciliation Service, have been leaders in this emerging area of expertise. This collection of new essays chronicles, analyses, and evaluates the Mennite contribution to the new cultural paradigm in conflict resolution and peacebuilding theory and practice.
Cynthia Sampson is an asociate at the Institute for Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. John Paul Lederach is Professor of Conflict Studies and Sociology at Eastern Mennonite University.