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.
In teaching about peacebuilding and conflict resolution, concepts are critical. None is more important than bright spots and positive deviance. Here are some examples and teaching tips.
I've been active in social movements for more than half a century and studied them as an academic for almost as long. Here's how my thinking about them has changed. Belatedly.
I've done a lot of thinking about aging, milestones, and accomplishments lately. I just sent off what may well be my last book. I'm helping plan my fiftieth college reunion. I used to be the youngest person in the room when I started teaching; now, I'm often the oldest one when I'm in a meeting.At the same time, I'm no where near ready to retire. I have too much energy and the world has too many problems for me to hang it up and go play shuffleboard and go on cruises. So, here are some thoughts