The Bernardin Center Reconciliation Lecture-The Moral Imagination: A Continuing Conversation
STARTS: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM
John Paul Lederach is one of the world’s leading figures in conflict transformation. Along with more technical treatises on the subject, he has written several books about what might be called the underlying spirituality of an effective peacebuilder. This event will feature a conversation with Robert Schreiter about how Lederach’s thinking on this subject has been developing since his landmark book, The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace.
John Paul Lederach is involved in conciliation work in Colombia, the Philippines, and Nepal, plus countries in East and West Africa. He has helped design and conduct training programs in 25 countries across five continents. In August 2013, Lederach was appointed Director of the Peace Accords Matrix, the Kroc Institute’s unique source of comparable data on all comprehensive peace agreements that have been signed since 1989. He is the author of 22 books, including When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation, The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace, The Journey Toward Reconciliation, Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies, and Preparing for Peace: Confliction Transformation Across Cultures. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado.