With the continued support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Tanenbaum is developing new, cutting-edge case studies of relatively unknown, religiously motivated Peacemakers around the globe.
Last year, we forged strategic university partnerships to bring new voices and perspectives to our studies and to the field of religious peacebuilding. Our current partners include professors and students at the Kroc Institute of Peace at Notre Dame, the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason, the Candler School of Theology at Emory, the Emannuel College at University of Toronto, and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Together we have made considerable progress on nine new case studies, logging hundreds of hours of in-person interviews and archival research to bring our Peacemakers’ stories to life.
Tanenbaum is also producing updates about the work of those Peacemakers featured in the first volume of Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution. Over the past few months we have been fortunate enough to speak in-person with Ricardo Esquivia Ballestas, Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda, and Friar Ivo Markovic, and will interview many more of our Peacemakers during the upcoming Peacemakers in Action Working Retreat this August.
Thanks to the renewed support of the Luce Foundation, the next volume of in-depth and accessible Peacemaker in Action case studies is scheduled to be completed in mid-to-late 2012. Be on the lookout for more news about this next volume in Tanenbaum’s distinctive series of case studies over the next year.