In the Peace Skills training package, which includes a Leaders′ Guide and a Participant′s Manual, expert workshop leaders Alice and Robert Evans and Ron Kraybill (known for for their work on the South African peace and reconciliation movement) distill their many years of experience teaching peace–building skills to community leaders around the world. The Leader′s Guide is designed to prepare people to lead Peace Skills workshops in their communities. It contains workshop designs and guidelines for teaching with role plays, case studies and sacred texts. The Manual is designed as a take–home resource to support workshop participants as they return to their communities and both apply their mediation skills and share their insights with others. This wise resource is a powerful tool for church lay leaders and clergy, church consultants, and missionaries and international peace workers.
Alice Frazer Evans is the Director of Writing and Research, Plowshares Institute. Co–Director Emeritus, Association for Case Teaching, and Visiting Scholar, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town. She is an elder and lay leader in the United Presbyterian Church. A prolific case writer, she has focused on the development of international case studies with special attention to the use of cases in conflict resolution training. She is the author and an editor of a number of books employing the case study approach. She is a Co–National Coordinator of the CERJ program for which she developed curriculum material.
Robert A. Evans is the Executive Director of Plowshares Institute and Visiting Professor, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town. He has taught on the faculty of both U.S. and international graduate schools and, as an ordained Presbyterian pastor, he has served churches in the United States and Europe. He has extensive experience in adapting the case method approach to conflict resolution and is the author of a number of books in areas such as human rights, education, development and theology. He served as Coordinator for Empowering for Reconciliation with Justice (ERJ) in South Africa and as Director of a project to apply ERJ learnings in other parts of the world.