The Inner (and outer) Life of Christian Women Peace Leaders

Location: Jepson 122
Date: Sat, April 27
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Outside of the peace church movement, Christian scholar/practitioners of conflict transformation have not utilized the resources found within Christian contemplative scholarship and practice and they are not aware of how this tradition might strengthen the development of the moral imagination of the Christian women who facilitate conflict transformation. This portraiture study will explore Christian contemplative life and practice and the development of a moral imagination in Christian women peace leaders who facilitate conflict transformation East Africa.


My dissertation will explore Christian contemplative life and practice and the development of the moral imagination in Christian women peace leaders who facilitate conflict transformation in East Africa. What overlap might there be between the development of the moral imagination, Christian contemplative life and practice, and conflict transformation? Why do some women transcend the cultural barriers to leadership and emerge as leaders in of conflict transformation? How do we facilitate the greater involvement of women in peace-building? How might the Protestant Christian church facilitate the development of a moral imagination through Christian contemplative practices so that more women are involved in conflict transformation?

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