I have more than twenty five years of learning from my mistakes in more than 30 countries in Asia and Africa. I have observed courage and grace in the midst of conflict.Jon4-14-sepa


Key lines of inquiry in my work at this moment are; 1) the role of imagination in nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation; 2) interconnection between individuals and the environment; 3) subtle energies and mystery; 4) detachment, observation and non-judgment in creating dialogue space.


I have worked for/with; CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Catholic Relief Service, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Interfaith Center Conciliation and Nonviolence, Ka-ili-Yan Peacebuilding Institute, Lingana Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, On Earth Peace, Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, United States Institute of Peace, University of Hargeisa, VS Networks


African experience in the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Central and Southeast Asia experience in the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam