Stony Point, New York (2013)

Hosted By: Stony Point Center

Tanenbaum brought together 14 Peacemakers in Action across the globe for a week of training, collaboration and exchange at the peaceful Stony Point Center. Over the course of that week, we heard first-hand stories how Tanenbaum’s support of the Peacemakers and their Network causes powerful and, sometimes, unanticipated results. During the retreat, the Peacemakers exchanged updates about the Peacemakers in Action Network, specifically two successful Peacemaker Network interventions: one in Honduras and one in South Africa. The Peacemakers discussed different mediums for promoting peace education and encouraging faith communities to engage in social change programs. Finally, the Peacemakers created a plan for the Network’s future and its role in person-to-person peacebuilding.

Moderators/Facilitators included:

  • Peacemaker Jose “Chencho” Alas, Director Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoamerica
  • Peacemaker Reverend Jacky Manuputty
  • Peacemaker Friar Ivo Markovic
  • Peacemaker Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge,  Director, Embrace Dignity
  • Peacemaker Azhar Hussain,  Senior Vice President of Preventive Diplomacy, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
  • Peacemaker Reverend Bill Lowrey, Principal, Friendship Tree Consulting
  • Peacemaker Canon Andrew White,  President, Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East
  • Peacemaker Hind Kabawat, Senior Research Analyst and Expert in Conflict, George Mason University Center for World Religions Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution
  • Peacemakers Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa, Co-Founders and Directors of the Interfaith Mediation Center, Nigeria
  • Peacemaker Ricardo Esquivia, General Coordinator, ASVIDAS Network
  • George Rupp, President, International Rescue Committee
  • Azza Karam, Senior Advisor on Culture, United Nations Population Fund
  • Katherine Marshall Senior, Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and Public Affairs, Georgetown University
  • Sheherazade Jafari, PhD. Candidate, American University’s School of International Service

Download the retreat report.