Peace Activist Residency Program at Avila University – Fall 2019

If you or someone you know is a hardworking international peace activist who is in need of some time for rest and reflection, Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri (USA), is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2019 Activist-in-Residence program!

Every fall semester, the university’s Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence hosts an Activist-in-Residence for eight to ten weeks (all expenses paid) to exchange knowledge and ideas about the promotion of positive peace and social justice in our communities and around the world. The residency program provides ample time for research, study, reflection, and planning of future projects, and the program is tailored to fit the needs of the selected applicant. Although the specific time frame of the residency is flexible, the Activist-in-Residence will be required to participate in the 2019 Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference (October 31 to November 2). For more details, please see the attached PDF.

The application entails completing a questionnaire and attaching a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV). Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply or visit peace.avila.eduThe deadline to apply is 11:59pm (US Central Time) on March 1, 2019.

Please share this opportunity with your international activist friends and colleagues! If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please e-mail

Best regards,

Arica M. Maurer, M.A.

Buchanan Initiative for

Peace and Nonviolence

Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd

Kansas City, MO 64145


I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional territory of the Kaw and Osage nations.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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