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Member Spotlights

MBBI calls its members Peace Builders. Our members contribute their time utilizing their skills and experiences to participate in Working and Regional Groups, and Capacity-Building & Advocacy Initiatives. We hope that through our Spotlights, our members, individually and collectively, will inspire you as much as they inspire us to continue the important work.

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A growing number of international requests reach MBBI for partnerships, services, and projects. Help us build our capacity to say “yes” to these requests; consider joining us as a Peace Builder. For more information on how to become involved and for internship and volunteer opportunities, please visit our Join Us page or contact us at info@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

Our Peace Builders

Re-Conceive the World, Re-Conceive the Path Toward Resolution. Member Spotlight: Bernie Behrend

“The most accepted idea about conflict is that it exists in a world of scarce resource.  As a result, we think we have to compete for who gets the oil,…
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Removing Obstacles in Situations that Seem Hopeless. Member Spotlight: Ruth Everard

Generally speaking, mediation can be related with the capacity of the mediator to resolve underlying and below-the-surface issues arising between individuals. Better, it is about the mediator’s capacity to lead…
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Developing a Language for Restorative Justice. Member Spotlight: Deb Black

Deb Black’s background and childhood influenced the direction she chose for her career. She was born in South Africa and grew up during the period of civil war during the…
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Educating The Next Peace Leaders. Member Spotlight: Susan Czyrny

As it is well known, Mediators Beyond Borders International is not alone in its mission of building a more peace-able world. Luckily, it can count on a synergistic partnership with…
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Planting the Seeds of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Andrea O’Neill 

“Joining MBBI is a privilege for me because it allows a connection, to see what other mediators are doing around the world. It allows me to be part of a…
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The Impact of Rotary. Member Spotlight: Mura Rike Cammann

“After the war broke out in Ukraine in February, a question kept popping up in the rotary club’s group chat; is there something we can do as a qualified peacebuilder…
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The Power of Sharing Stories. Member Spotlight: Fathima Dildar

“It’s quite impressive how just sharing stories after a conflict can result  in such deep transformation that builds bridges and brings people even closer than previously”. Background Fathima’s background is…
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What Goes Around, Comes Around. Member Spotlight: Anita Lewis

“Communicating with people, finding the right balance between getting them motivated and opening their minds to show them that it is realistic, that you can help, take responsibility for yourself…
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A bridge between the US And China. Member Spotlight: Mylene Chan

“Culture directs our worldview, and provides meaning to our live events. The most important thing about learning a new culture is spending time with one another and being willing to…
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The Power of Community Mediation. Member Spotlight: Judith Starr

“Community mediation grew out of the civil rights movement, the idea being that you open up access to justice to everyone, by going into communities and helping people to resolve…
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