This article explores the Tanenbaum Peacemakers in Action Network. The authors discuss how the Network organically formed and how it is structured, as well as its evolution and effectiveness. The authors also review the ways in which Etienne Wenger et al.’s “Communities of Practice” model is reflected by the Network’s concepts of domain, community, and practice.
The Network’s 32 religiously motivated Peacemakers (28 now living) work across various conflict zones throughout the world. Together, they inspire one another, feel less isolated, develop new ideas, and collaborate through Tanenbaum-facilitated “Interventions.”
Hind Kabawat’s story, alongside other Peacemaker stories, is woven throughout to illustrate how the Network serves as an effective model for structuring peace vis-a-vis peacebuilding writ large.