Refugee Conflict Management Project

Funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement

Project Officer: Duane Ruth-Heffelbower

Conflict and Peacemaking Across Cultures:
Training for Trainers

Fresno: Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, 1999 (164 pp., 28 cm). ISBN 0-9673075-0-3. This publication distills the work of the project. The beta version was first used at a pre-conference workshop before the ORR National Conference, Nov. 5-7, 1998. The final version was used in a June 2-5, 1999 training event at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, CA, and the book was published in August 1999. Click here to see the Table of Contents and a sample page (requires free Acrobat Reader). It has been tested further at various places in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The book is available from the PACS Bookshop.

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This project began October 1, 1996 and concluded September 28, 1999. A preliminary report on the project is found in the Spring 1999 edition of Conciliation Quarterly, the publication of Mennonite Conciliation Service. The issue focuses on this project and other aspects of refugees in conflict.

PowerPoint presentation describing the project as given at the ORR national conference and California Refugee Information Exchange Conference in 1997.

PowerPoint presentation titled "The Use of the Internet in Refugee Resettlement" given at the Immigration and Refugee Services of America national conference in May, 1998.

Duane Ruth-Heffelbower moved to Indonesia at the conclusion of the project and worked at applying the principles and experience developed in the project to peacebuilding work there. He returned to PACS at the end of 2001.

Archived closed FY 98 Subgrant Request for Proposals from community organizations.
Archived closed FY 97 Subgrant Request for Proposals from community organizations.

Links of interest to those working with refugees.

The cities participating in the FY 96 projects are:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA

    The cities participating in the FY 97 projects are:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Falls Church, VA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA
  • Utica, NY

    The cities participating in the FY 98 projects are:

  • Boston, MA
  • Grand Rapids, MI

    Schedule of trainings and site visits.

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