Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders Are Transforming Their Worlds




Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders Are Transforming Their Worlds is an informative and thought-provoking resource from the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).  Each chapter, authored by a different peace leader, explores three dimensions of peacebuilding:

  • stories or inspiring peace work
  • tools and strategies for peacebuilding in a vriety of settings
  • resources that have helped shape the author's view


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Ovide Mercredi Mubarak Awad Stuart Clark
David Dyck Martin Entz Harry Huebner
Ouyporn Khuankaew George Lakey Ivo Markovic
Maxine Matilpi Stan McKay Sophia Murphy
Piet Meiring Kay Pranis Karen Ridd
Richard McCutcheon Jarem Sawatsky Valerie Smith


What the experts are saying about Voices of Harmony and Dissent:


Image result for maidred maguire"This volume teaches again and again one vital insight: peacebuilding in deeply divided communities requires a special combination of radical thinking, creative imagination and engaged action."

-Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


"This is a book of wisdom… Even the experience of reading these essays can prompt a greater peace .”

-John Borrows Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School

avatar"These stories and essays intimately and powerfully convey two fundamental truths. The first is that history changes only through the actions of people who decide it has to change… The second truth is that the human spirit is worth struggling for, day after day, year after year, no matter whether we are successful or not. In this work, which joins us at the heart, we will always find joy, even in the harshest of external circumstances."

– Margaret J. Wheatley, bestselling author of Leadership and the New Science

"Voices of Harmony and Dissent holds the heart of how social change happens–people who believe deeply, develop significant relationships, and have the courage to engage together. Each and every chapter provides lessons and inspiration and, most importantly, has a deep resonance that rises from these voices of hard-won experience and reflective practice, an authenticity that touches the reader and points us toward the kind of learning that really makes a difference in our world."

– John Paul Lederach, author of The Moral Imagination

"Simply wringing your hands over the state of the world is not going to change anything. It's real action that changes the world, and this book gives the reader advice from people who wake up every day and do the hard work of building peace. Bravo!"

– Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"This book is an empowering patchwork of rich voices of harmony and dissent… It is a book you can dip into here and there on a plane or before bed. This is because it is a compilation that lets the journey be your own in connecting up the many strands of wisdom it contains. All of us can be much better peacebuilders if we take that journey of the connections with this sumptuous volume."

– John Braithwaite, author of Crime, Shame and Reintegration

avatar"This book stands out because it reflects and charts the creativity, energy and relevance of the field for global peacemaking. ”

-Tom Woodhouse, author of Contemporary Conflict Resolution