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John Woolman College is a 12-year-old consortium previously known as the Coalition / Campaign for Equity-Restorative Justice (CERJ). We named it after John Woolman, with a vision to create an unconventional college, in 2003. The college has one active web site which is new / under development: http://woolman.ning.com ... and another, more conventional one, in 'mothballs'. It would be too simplistic to say we are trying to 'do' college the way Woolman would have, but his spirit infuses our work. There are no faculty or students, just scholars. There is no ingratiation with the US economic system -- the several centers and institutes affiliated with the College each do their own fund raising in the economies where they are working. The emphasis is on real peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. We know clearly what these three things are, the triad of Active Peace. We are aware there are numerous peace studies programs that are still nearly clueless, and mislead the public and their own students through inaccurate understandings of what Active Peace is, even among their faculty. We believe the work of Active Peace (or peacemaking) education is crucial for our time, and that the terminologies used to describe this work are essential. I would be willing to set up a ning social networking site to facilitate discussions pertinent to the mission of QuakerPI ... A fair number of us are present on mepeace.org, which, though it apparently has some Moonie ties, features some interesting discussions: http://www.mepeace.org I am aware of a few other similar sites doing important work, ones that lean toward the Palestinian perspective. Thank you for doing what you are doing. A great many of my contacts and colleagues are deeply interested in peace in Palestine / Israel. We have had extended discussions and made some real progress among Palestinians and Israels. There is no shortage of peacemaking talent in our group. For peace, done right, John Wilmerding Putney (VT) Friends Meeting P.S.: The basic JWC email list has about 300 people on it -- I have run it by hand since 1997 (previously known as CERJ). At 1/9/2009 10:03 AM Friday, you wrote: >Dear Trish, > >I'm interested in the comments below from your John Woolman College scholar/researcher. Can you tell me a bit about John Woolman College. Is it in East Lansing or elsewhere. > >I would very much like to give information about these peace studies on a web site that a few of us U.S. Quakers are managing: www.QuakerPI.org > >This is a resource for Friends with a concern for Israel-Palestine, which I hope and believe must today include all Friends everywhere. > >Anne Remley >Ann Arbor Friend