Judith Thompson

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Judith Thompson, M.A., "is a Ph.D. candidate in peace studies at The Union Institute. For over twenty years, she has been engaged in projects promoting social healing, working primarily with survivors of war and political violence. In 1984, Judith co-founded Children of War, Inc., an organization that supported the vision and leadership of young activists from 22 war-torn countries. Judith has also helped to develop programs in Israel/Palestine and Cambodia and has worked closely with indigenous elders from North, Central, and South America who seek to support worldwide social and ecological healing through traditional ceremonies. She is board member of the Center for Psychology and Social Change affiliated with Cambridge Hospital, co-chairs the Spirit and Human Rights initiative funded by the Fetzer Institute, and is on the Advisory Board of One by One, Inc. In 1993, she was recipient of both the Bunting Peace Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and the International Peace Prize of the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation. She is currently co-producing a film entitled "From Victims to Visionaries" about those victims of violence who chose not to take revenge and what motivates that choice." [1]

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  1. Directors, Karuna Center, accessed April 30, 2008.