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Peacemaking in an age of endless war: a perspective from Ukraine
October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A hybrid discussion with John Reuwer, a non-violent activist recently returned from Ukraine. To register for on-line attendance via zoom, click here.
Intentional violence, in our foreign policy, in our streets, and even in our schools saps our resources and energy from dealing with multiple existential threats to human wellbeing. Dr. Reuwer will share insights gathered from his career in emergency medicine and his 40 year search for alternatives to the violence he encountered in his practice and work in conflict zones. He will focus on war and nuclear weapons as the pinnacle of our faith in violence, and suggest ways that we can work to turn the tide from war to peace.
Dr. Reuwer has served on volunteer unarmed peace teams in Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Palestine/Israel, and several U.S. inner cities. He was deployed in South Sudan as an International Protection Officer with the Nonviolent Peaceforce, one of the world’s largest organizations advancing the field of professional Unarmed Civilian Protection. He recently returned from a trip to Romania and Ukraine where he witnessed some of the devastation from war and engaged with people using nonviolence to resist the invasion and violence.
A retired emergency physician, and former adjunct professor of conflict resolution at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, he teaches courses on conflict resolution, nonviolent communication and nonviolent action. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of World Beyond War, and the Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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