• Stories of Rwanda

    The people of Rwanda have survived a horrific event. Many watched their loved ones murdered.

    Each one of the people we worked with in Rwands asked the same thing, that their stories be told.

    If this can help prevent future genocide or war, please tell my story! Participants of ABPRA Pilot Study

    Read Their Stories

  • Louise and Matabaro working in the field

    Washing my heart …

    The ex-prisoners work hard, sometimes in very harsh conditions, but always with a smile on their face.

    Why are these ex-purperatros so willing to undertake hard work for the benefit of their victoms more than 20 years after their violent actions?

    Perhaps the need to atone for our past is essential to being human!

    Read more …

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    Dr. Minami’s Field Notes

    Masahiro lived and worked in Rwanda for over 1 year before he could begin his research project (ABPRA Pilot Study).

    These Fields Notes are his observation and reflection during this time.

    This Week Chapter 1: Genocide

    Dr. Minami's Field Notes

  • News

    Tony Mak is walking a 2,000 km ancient pilgrimage route, the via Francigena, in part to bring awareness to the Globe In Peace Project.

    This pilgrimage is planed for the Summer of 2015; expected to start on May 5.

    Follow Tony on his walk

    Learn More

  • Donate

    With each war the seeds for hostility, revenge, anger and fear are passed down from one generation to the next, unless we can break this cycle.

    ABPRA is the tool that can break this cycle. Help us prove it.

    With 1 million people each contributing between $2 to $10, we will surpass our funding goals.

    Donate Today

Giving peace a chance!

Globe in Peace Project aims to develop the world’s first evidence-based psychosocial reconciliation, war-prevention and peace building methods. Globe in Peace is a project hosted by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and co-directed by Dr. Masahiro Minami and Dr. Ishu Ishiyama.

Globe in Peace Project was initiated by Dr. Minami and emerged from his field pilot study in Rwanda. Dr. Minami developed the Action-Based Psychosocial Reconciliation Approach (ABPRA) and implemented it in Rwanda to foster peace between survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, living in same villages.

Dr. Minami’s pilot project continued for 2 years in the villages, while community witness the process. His ABPRA is now adopted as the village-wide reconciliation activity in the 2 pilot villages. Over the two years, Dr. Minami also conducted an exhaustive research learning and investigating scientifically about the process of psychosocial reconciliation from participants in the ABPRA. His research results revealed key elements, which led to the successful inter-personal reconciliation. His research unveiled critical factors that are essential in fostering peace between former enemies. Dr. Minami’s research provides scientific bases for the effectiveness of ABPRA as a psychosocial reconciliation intervention method.

Dr. Minami’s pilot project showed an invaluable implication to war prevention and peace building strategy: It is possible to rebuild meaningful relationships between former enemies if they are provided with optimal environment, and the very growth of the relationship fosters peace and prevents future conflicts between them. Dr. Minami’s pilot project and the ABPRA give us hope that there is a way to prevent war and build peace.

Globe in Peace Project builds on Dr. Minami’s pilot project and extends to build further scientific evidence to the ABPRA. It encompasses 6 years of preparation, implementation, and evaluation to evaluate the effectiveness of ABPRA, employing more stringent scientific criteria. If this study proves its effectiveness, we will have the world’s first evidence-based psychosocial reconciliation, war-prevention and peace building methods.

Action – Get Involved

Take Action Now!

We are a community of committed people who believe:

  • war is not inevitable;
  • people can reconcile their differences;
  • actions speak louder than words; and
  • in taking action to make a difference.

Join us and make a difference today!

The Globe In Peace Story

When is forgiveness too much to ask? Where can you go from there? This is the question the Globe In Peace team has been working on for years, and we believe ABPRA is the answer!

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What increases is a love, not forgiveness. The forgiveness has been given. Now it is the love that increases.Louise, more Stories of Forgiveness
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On the first day I saw him as a killer. I could not bring myself to see him as a human being at that time. I should fear him, but the fear is disappearing because we work together all the time. Working with Thasiani is healing my wounds. Lawurencia, more Stories of Healing
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She made me a human again. Thasiani, more Stories of Redemption

Our goal is to bring peace and end wars. It is a big task.
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