Political Forgiveness

Global Peace Initiatives

Humanity faces many atrocities including genocide, war, and crime. Dr. Borris is committed to the field of international conflict resolution including forgiveness and reconciliation on a political level. She works tirelessly in the area of political and peace psychology and uses political forgiveness to bring peace to communities and heal nations.

Since the 1980’s, Dr. Borris has been on the frontlines of forgiveness from the personal to the political. As a political psychologist she helps to rebuild war torn countries by ending the cycles of abuse and revenge which in some cases began centuries ago. Her work focuses on conflict resolution, trauma recovery and ultimately forgiveness and reconciliation in these conflict areas. She helps people living in emerging democracies to think about the issues needed to be grappled with in order to set up reconciliation processes such as truth and reconciliation commissions within their countries. She also designs regional and national dialogue processes which help emerging democracies heal from the wounds of the past and find the best plausible and peaceful future.

Not only does Dr. Borris go to war-torn countries, she leads the charge by training other high-profile people such as diplomats, peacekeepers and humanitarian organizations. She served as the Director of Training and Program Development for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) where she designed and implemented programs in international peacebuilding and conflict resolution, multi-track diplomacy, trauma recovery, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Global Peace Initiatives

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Trauma Healing & Forgiveness in Liberia

Dr. Borris was invited to give a conflict resolution training program in collaboration with the Foreign Service Institute. The training program focused on rebuilding Liberia, by providing training in conflict resolution, trauma healing and discussing different reconciliation processes including the power of forgiveness in the political arena.

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Tibet Training in Dharamsala

Dr. Borris conducted a week-long training course for twenty Tibetan professionals. These included teachers, official representatives of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Tibetan Buddhist religious leaders and monks, and members or staff of Tibetan civil society organizations.

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Nepal Global Peace Initiative

Nepal – An Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy Project

Dr. Borris and Ambassador John McDonald were first invited to work in Nepal by local NGOs in 2001 to help with the issue of the Maoist insurgency. They have provided two extremely successful training sessions for a total of sixty individuals.

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Israel and Palestine

Dr. Borris worked with 75 women in Israel and Palestine through the use of facilitated dialogues and workshops in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on conflict resolution, forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Indonesia Global Peace Initiative

Indonesia

In Indonesia, Dr. Borris was a media advisor and provided technical assistance for a film on the protection of human rights and reconciliation processes.

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Sierra Leon Global Peace Initiative

Stories of Political Forgiveness: Fambul Tok, A Program in Sierra Leone

Fambul Tok is an example of what a political forgiveness process can look like. Through the workshops that developed space was created for individual and community healing.

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Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Nigeria

The objective of the “Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation” (SFR) is to create communities of peace that heal the wounds of conflict and encourage reconciliation.

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Kazmir Multi-track Diplomacy

Kashmir – An Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy Project

In August 2004 Dr. Eileen Borris, Director of Training and development designed and implemented a conflict resolution training program to address specific issues of the Kashmiri conflict.

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Nigeria House Conference: The price of violence and dividends in healing the wounds of history

Supported by the International Law Development Organization (IDLO) and Universal Peace Federation (UPF), the purpose of the one-day conference addressed the importance of the healing of nations through the work of reconciliation and forgiveness, which are indispensable conditions for real and lasting peace.

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Solutions

Many people are seeking the opportunity to heal themselves, their communities, and their nations. Do you struggle with strife, escalating conflicts, racism, pain and suffering in your community or nation? Are you looking to create a more peaceful society and help the people of your community live happier, more fulfilling lives? I can help.

Since the 1980’s, Dr. Borris has been on the frontlines of forgiveness from the personal to the political.

© Eileen Borris 2020