Source: (2001) Pathways to JUSTPEACE 1 (January): 3-4 Downloaded 3 September 04.

As Ron Kraybill indicates, the Mennonite Conciliation Service (MCS), established in 1979, played a key role in moving Mennonite and other institutions to develop programs for responding to conflicts in practical ways. Kraybill traces the historical origins of the Mennonite Conciliation Service; he particularly points to the inspiration and support of several United Methodists in the launch of the MCS, including Dr. James Laue and John Adams. Laue and Adams had pioneered efforts at assisting peaceful settlement of conflicts at Wounded Knee, Kent State, and elsewhere. From their experiences, they provided valuable practical advice to Mennonites in thinking about conflict resolution and in establishing the MCS.


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