As part of our historic partnership with S-CAR, Point of View and our shared mission to bring together and better support the many people doing peacebuilding work in the United States, in June 2017 we collaborated with others to host an intimate gathering of peacebuilders in Mason Neck, VA, to reflect on our efforts for peace and justice and to envision how we might better support one another in the work. This gathering intentionally brought together a variety of peacebuilders – educators, conflict resolution specialists, mediators, restorative justice practitioners, activists, etc. – to name the challenges we face and some potential areas where we may be able to collaborate and work together.
- A monthly “networking of networks” dedicated to learning from one another – for all those organizations that identify as a ‘network’
- A merging of social justice and peacebuilding work – beginning with resource-sharing calls
- A Point of View framework to be introduced at three upcoming peacebuilding conferences with the hopes of offering these deeper connections to an ever-expanding collaboration of organizations and individuals.
We intend to reflect together throughout the coming year and will offer another in-person gathering at Point of View in June 2018. To learn more and be involved, contact us!
Read partner David Smith’s reflections from the day.