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Midwifing change for a more peaceful world

For people and communities in search of non-violent solutions to conflict, Partera offers trainings in conflict transformation and non-violent direct action. We pay particular attention to issues of identity—gender, religion, and the economic roots of violence.

LeeAnn McKenna

Learn more about LeeAnn McKenna

LeeAnn is a trainer-facilitator, writer, occasional lecturer, musician, story-teller and a practitioner of yoga and meditation.  She has more than 25 years of experience working in conflict zones in Latin America, Asia, various regions of India, and Africa and the Middle East. LeeAnn was born and raised in southwestern part of the province of Ontario, Canada with family roots in Québec, Ireland and England.

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Our Blog

O Little Town of Bethlehem: Revisited

Perhaps at yours, as well.  Covid-19 is disrupting plans, extending separation and isolation. It is a time when we particularly revel in […]

Bitter and Sweet: 
Remembering the Case for and Against War

This sermon was written by Partera International’s Board Chair, Rev’d Brian McIntosh for Remembrance Day Sunday.  As Partera, we work across religions, […]

Consider this…

Partera International spent a month a year in Sudan and then South Sudan from 2005 and 2013, working in partnership with peacebuilding […]

Where We Work

  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • United States