Peacebuilding practitioner John Paul Lederach has won the Niwano Peace Award. Lederach was selected for the award through a nomination process comprised of about 600 people and organizations representing 125 countries and many religions. He will be honored with the award in a presentation ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, on May 8.
Over the years, Lederach has cited his experiences at Hesston College, a 2-year college in Kansas, as launching his career and influencing his perspectives. Hesston issued a press release announcing the awarding including publishing the chapter in Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press 2013) where he shares his experience at the college.
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