Tributes to Paula Green
Acclaimed international peacebuilder, Paula Green, died February 21 at the age of 84. Hands Across the Hills celebrates her as a founder, inimitable dialogue facilitator and creative organizer. Tributes have been arriving and we are posting them here.
Hampshire Gazette journalist Scott Merzbach captures so much of what made Paula Green's life and work so remarkable.
Richie Davis of the Greenfield Recorder interviewed Paula Green over decades of her peacebuilding work around the world. He even 'embedded' with Hands Across the Hills, accompanying us to Whitesburg KY in our second dialogue exchange weekend. His reflections on Paula's work are unique.
Paula Green founded the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1994. Paula and Karuna worked in multi-year engagements in many post-conflict areas around the world including Bosnia, Israel/Palestine, Rwanda and Myanmar.
Beginning in 1995 Paula taught at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. There in 1997 she founded the CONTACT program, teaching future peacebuilders from around the world in Vermont. The CONTACT program was then replicated in Africa and Asia.