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World Peace Wednesdays: Meet Ephraim

Meet Peacemaker in Action, Ephraim Isaac from Ethiopia.

For the past 40 years, Ephraim has worked to reconcile religious and ethnic groups in his native Ethiopia and its neighbor to the north, Eritrea. Drawing on Ethiopia's ancient social system, he involves elders as mediators, tapping into a tradition that has credibility among the warring parties.

Son of a Yemenite Jewish father and an Oromo Ethiopian mother, Ephraim's diverse upbringing has enabled him to move among different people with ease. And thanks to his life experiences, his mediation efforts are colored by a deep-seated appreciation for the costs of war and the value of peace.

Click here to learn more about Ephraim's journey as a peacemaker:

This video was made possible by grants from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Henry Luce Foundation. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of Tanenbaum. Tanenbaum's Peacemakers in Action program is also supported by the Leir Charitable Foundations.

Music: "Easy Lemon" by Kevin Macleod ( Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"