Ryan Bell interviews the founder of the New York Center for Conflict Dialogue in his second report from a recent gathering of Religious Peace Fellowships:
I sat down for breakfast at the Stony Point Retreat Center for the first full day of meetings of the Religious Peace Fellowships and as I spoke to a Mennonite leader about the Seventh-day Adventist peace work, the man to my right leaned over and said, I'm a Seventh-day Adventist. I was shocked. There were only about thirty of us and we were intentionally chosen a representatives of different denominations and religious groups. What follows is a brief introduction to Spencer Chiimbwe and an interview focused on the way his faith has shaped him in the work he does today.
Spencer Chiimbwe is a Zambian national residing in the United States since 2006. Throughout his life he has been involved in conflict transformation at a national and international level including being a Peace Fellow, Action Researcher and Coordinator for both the Coalition for Peace in Africa in Southern Africa Region and for the ACTION Support Center. He is also a member of the Global Partnership