Creating a Space for Peace-making: Burundi and Beyond


  • Tim Wichert Mennonite Central Committee



Mennonite Central Committee, Quakers, Burundi, conflict resolution, volunteers


Mennonites and Quakers have historically renounced the use of violence for resolving conflicts. From 1994 to 1997 the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) ran a program of civilian peacemaking in Burundi at the request of local Quakers. Their goals were modest, hoping that international volunteers could assist in reducing the level of violence and creating space for positive things to happen. Lessons learned were discussed at a seminar hosted by the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva in May 1997.


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Wichert, T. (1997). Creating a Space for Peace-making: Burundi and Beyond. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 16(6), 20–21.

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