Peacebuilders & Pandemics
We recognize the evolving nature of the Coronavirus outbreak and how fear and preventative measures are testing the resiliency of our communities. While we are not necessarily physicians, we believe that peacebuilders can play an equally vital role to our communities.
Global challenges like the one we face today, require collaboration and creative problem-solving, dialogue and consensus-building, and all the processes that encourage open and
honest communication, build empathy, reduce prejudices, and allow us to stay connected in our humanity.
The four cornerstones of this initiative are:
1. Reduce Panic
2. Minimize Stigma
3. Build Connections
4. Repair Relations
Daily, increasing social and professional events are being canceled, countries are going into lockdown, and communities are mandating that “shelter in place”. The need to find alternative ways to connect is especially important.