The Way Of The Peacemaker

July 9, 2012
Hosted by Audrey E. Kitagawa

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Leading a nonpartisan council of elders in 2007, Professor Ephram Isaac demonstrated tangible results that broke a political deadlock in Ethiopia that condemned 35 opposition members to life in prison for alleged attempts to overthrow the government. A negotiated deal was accepted by both sides: clemency in exchange for an admission of guilt and a promise to respect the rule of law. In 1998-2000, he led an Ethio-Eritrean peace delegation to Ethiopia and Eritrea during the tragic war between the two countries, and helped to negotiate an end to the war. Learn how Professor Issac applies the traditional ways of peacemaking, which utilizes the principles of forgiveness, releasing of grudges and vengeance, love, mutual respect, mediation, reconciliation, and calm dialogue to create real peace in Ethiopia and elsewhere. His peace methods and work have been celebrated and supported by Ethiopia, Britain, Germany, Sweden, Holland, France, Norway, Ireland, Finland, and the US.

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Audrey E. Kitagawa

Audrey E. Kitagawa

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Audrey E. Kitagawa, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, and a graduate of Boston College Law School. She practiced law in Honolulu for twenty years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, Ms. Kitagawa had a Martindale-Hubbel AV rating, (i.e. highest rating for professional and ethical excellence in the legal profession). She is President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, a nondenominational, ecumenical, spiritual community with broad global outreach. She is the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, and the former Vice President/Trustee of Council For A Parliament of The World’s Religions, one of the world’s largest conveners of communities of faith. She is currently a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.

She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa (i.e.Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School. She has published articles in World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues. She has authored chapters for three books, and has been listed in Who's Who of American Law, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Prominent People of Hawaii.

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