The Peace and Justice Studies Association's 2014 annual conference, “Courageous Presence: Shifting Stories and Practices of Peace,” will take place October 16–18, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. We hope you'll join us!
To work for peace and justice from a place of hope, compassion, and persistence requires courage — not only to face conflict, suffering, and violence, but also to claim one's own share of the trouble and thereby disrupt the cycle of disowned projection that creates the Other. Such courageous presence invites spaciousness, creativity, and inclusivity.
In this spirit, the 2014 PJSA conference will include proposals that tell new stories, shift perspectives on old ones, include participants who are not commonly at the table, and develop transformation and emerging possibilities. Our conference will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean.