A Selection of Publications and Stories

Women Rising: Training for Peace in North East India, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, October-December 2017. Eighty-seven women gather in Guwahati, Assam, to begin the process of taking leadership in peacebuilding in the North East.

Colour-coded: Decolonising Hearts, Minds and Spirits, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, July-September 2017. A training in race and racism in Toronto.

Silly Games for Peace in Uganda, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, July-September 2016. Working with our partner, CEPAD, the training brought together Ugandans and South Sudanese, the latter all young men living in refugee camps along the border and many of them former child soldiers. 

Dreaming Large: A Conflict Transformation Centre for South India, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, July-September 2015.

What Nagaland Needs, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, January-March 2015 issue. The title of the article was a question posed to me by a young man at the end of a training in Conflict Transformation with Naga Christians; the answer surprised me: ‘Solid biblical hermeneutics!’

Extreme Everything: Post card from North East India, retrieved 23.02 15

Conflict as Communal Violence; Conflict as Gift, Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, October-December 2013. Training in Conflict Transformation and mediation with five tribal groups torn by violence in North East India – towards the creation of community-based Peace Commissions based on Lederach’s Nicaraguan model.

Rosa Parks goes to Tutti Island, Peacemaker, Charlotte, N.C., Summer 2013. Aligning issues of exclusion – race and gender – in Sudan.

Words Colliding, Peacemaker, Charlotte, N.C., Spring 2013. In the sugar-cane fields and rice paddies of Negros Occidental (the Philippines), the feudal opulence of the hacienderos contrasts with the hardscrabble existence of the sacadas and rice growers.

Midwifing Peace, Peace Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, August 2012. A focus on the methodology of experiential, elective learning and the analogy of midwifery. Sudan.

Annunciation, PeacePoint, Charlotte, N.C., Vol.2, No.1, February 2012. Faida gives birth in the precarious circumstances of post-civil war, newly-independent, South Sudan, once more descending in inter-communal violence. In such circumstances, women are silent and invisible.

The Price of a Good Woman, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, Winter 2011. The custom of bride price in a context of polygamy is a recipe for violence in post-independence South Sudan.

An Open Letter to Canadians, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, Autumn 2011.

On the Death of Bishop Samuel Ruíz García: Blessed are the Trouble-Makers, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, Spring, 2011.

Highway of Heroes: An Open Letter to David Miller, Mayor of Toronto, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina, Fall, 2010. Is there only one kind of hero? What it takes to turn a human being into a soldier? What is the price?

Something’s Happening Here, The Peacemaker, Charlotte, North Carolina: Winter 2009.

Holy Ground: Muslim-Christian Relations in a Context of Civil War, The Review and Expositor. Louisville, Kentucky: Volume 104, No.1, Winter 2007.

Mystery and Foolishness. Woodbine Highlights Newsletter. March 2006. A reflection on the murder of Tom Fox in Baghdad, 9 March 2006.

In the Waiting Room. Online article published, inter alia, on Ekklesia. Christmas reflection on the kidnapping of four CPTers (Christian Peacemaker Teams). Christmas 2005.

Peace Games in a War ZoneThe Peacemaker. Charlotte, North Carolina: Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA), Winter, 2005. Report and reflection on a month-long Training of Trainers in Sudan.

WomenPower and Peacemaking. The Peacemaker. Charlotte, North Carolina: BPFNA. Winter 2004. Report and reflection on trainings in Thailand and the Philippines with a particular focus on the role of women in non-violence and peacemaking.

Iraq: Closed up, Sold Out and Globalised, The Peacemaker. Charlotte, North Carolina: BPFNA, Winter 2003. Report on a visit to Iraq; post-invasion conditions in Iraq.

James Douglass and the Non-Violent Coming of God, Conrad Grebel Review. Waterloo, Ontario: Pandora Press. Slated for publication in 2003. An academic review of the theology of peace activist, James Douglass.

Posing Questions to Economics; ‘Peacemaking, Economics and Jubilee’; ‘The Experience Economy’, PeaceWork. Charlotte, North Carolina: BPFNA. Vols 3, 4, 2002. Making the connections between economics and war-making.

Retreat from Redemptive Violence: Why peace-making with and by Christians cannot leave our default doctrines of atonement unexamined’. November 2002, unpublished PhD paper.

The Culture of Cain and the Experience Economy, Broyhill Lecture for the School of Business and Community Sciences, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, North Carolina, August 2000.

Dangerous Remembering: When God was a Woman; poetry; part of a longer presentation to a conference of peace activists, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 2000.

Human Rights First. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Feb. 2001. Submission of the CRRF to the NGO Parallel Forum, World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, August 2001.

Towards the World Conference against Racism, Ontario Regional Preparatory Committee Meeting, October 2000; internet publication: Human Rights Internet; speech to participants in the regional preparatory committee meeting on how to prepare for the United Nations context and the World Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa, August 2001.

Beyond the Rhetoric: Making Indivisibility Real. Toronto, Ontario: Low Income Families Together, December 1999. Submission to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel.

Report of the Third Experts Meeting on the Methodology of the Work of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences’ / ‘Rapport de la réunion d’experts des ONG consacrée à la méthode de travail du Rapporteur spécial sur la violence à l’égard des femmes, ses causes et ses conséquences’. Montréal, Québec: International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, March 1999. Twenty-four page booklet.

Who’s Counting? Toronto, Ontario: Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America, September 1998. Eight page booklet laying out the background on the country’s debt, how it was incurred, the imposition of structural adjustment policies by the World Bank, its status as HPIC and the impact on the people of Nicaragua.

Going Upriver: A Theology of Healing and the Politics of Health Care, report to the 1997 General Assembly, Justice Ministries, Presbyterian Church Canada, April 1997.

Out of the Ashes, The Peacemaker. Lake Junaluska, North Carolina: BPFNA, Spring Issue, 1998. An account of a conflict transformation project between Catholics and Protestants in Chiapas in which I participated between 1997 and 2001.


Muslim-Christian Trainings
Mindanao / Philippines Conflict Transformation
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Sudan third party non-violence intervention