The Link Between Ebola & Conflict is Clear and Present

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Our Call to Action… Nearly a decade after a devastating civil war in Sierra Leone, Ebola has destroyed nearly 75% of the public health infrastructure. Tension, inequality and conflict dynamics persist – indeed, mistrust of government agencies, stigmatization and challenges to reintegrating Ebola survivors as well as post-traumatic stress have increased with the crisis-threatening the country’s fragile peace.  Mediators Beyond Borders […]

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Using community mediation to solve conflict in Israel and Palestine

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“International commonalities” Efforts at dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians tend to only reach the news when international politicians are trying to broker a ceasefire or political solution. Yet there are those working constantly at the community level to enhance understanding and relations between people on both sides. Working with Community Mediation Centres (CMCs) and other […]

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Suzanna Norbeck ~ MBB Members Spotlight

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It is well known that mediators are excellent communicators, but what often distinguishes first-class professionals from the rest of the pack is their level of empathy. It amplifies their persuasiveness which then flows through their communications, whether or not they know you. That was my first clue that Suzi (or Suzanna Norbeck) – one of […]

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MBB Partners with Washington & Jefferson College

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Focusing on the intersection between Conflict Transformation and Trauma,  MBB is developing a Trauma Informed Peace Building (TIP) Curriculum that can be integrated into Peacebuilding, Development, Health, Livelihoods and Education programs.  Like most of MBB’s work, it is the product of a multidisciplinary, multinational, multicultural team of practitioners. This research and practice based training is […]

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MBB’s Peace Maker of the Year Award goes to Mary Montague!


Mary Montague is the recipient of the MBB Peace Maker of the Year award which was presented at the Congress in Bucharest, Romania. Courage, caring and commitment exemplify her work in Northern Ireland for the last 20 years. Congratulations to Mary! We are honored to partner with you  and thrilled that you are part of our […]

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MBB’s 2015 Congress was a success!


 There were exciting workshops, wonderful speakers, a number of sponsors and partners! All agree that the 7th MBB Congress in Romania was a unique experience. For more information click HERE. Over 200 hundred mediators and peacebuilders from around the globe gathered for this exciting event! Participants developed their skills, networked with like-minded professionals and continued building […]

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MBB partnered with S.T.A.R.S. of Romania for Congress

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The 7th MBB Congress was organized with partnership and support from Romanian organization STARS: Social Training and Antreprenorial Research Society. The MBB Congress was located in Bucharest, Romania on April 23-25, 2015. Madalina Calcan, Vice-President and arbitrator at S.T.A.R.S. sat on the MBB’s Congress Working Group, (chaired by US-based MBB member, Dana Moldovan). In addition […]

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Building Sustainable Peace in Sierra Leone


As the Co-leader of the MBB Sierra Leone Project, Loretta Raider  is adamant about local peacebuilding responses to the current Ebola outbreak and the country’s recent 11-year civil war. We recently caught up with Loretta, and her call to action for support of activities in Sierra Leone testifies to the immediate opportunity to heal wounds […]

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