Build Peace 2019 ended on Saturday. The sixth version of this traveling conference that blends peacebuilding, information technology, and the arts took place in San Diego and Tijuana. As always, a great time as had by all. Next year, Cape Town.
The creation of the Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation has drawn my attention back to this all important subject and led me to think about how we have to apply it to the lasting divisions in the United States, starting with those over race.
Last weekend, I attended an annual conference for community college peacebuilding professors. Each year, I come away impressed by how much these faculty members are able to accomplish and shocked by how little attention we pay to these hidden gems in American higher education.
It is high time we think about peacebuilding as an infinite game, a concept that takes us far beyond win/win and other finite outcomes.