Program Officer for Outreach and Communication, The Coexistence Initiative
Program Officer for Dialogue and Mainstreaming Coexistence, The Coexistence Initiative
Interviewed by Julian Portilla 2003
A: As part of networking, the idea was to really get the idea of coexistence out to a larger group of people, both at the community level, but also at the national level through policy. One of the analogies that has been made is the environmental movement. The founders of TCI very much wanted TCI to be a catalyst for a larger movement of coexistence for a different understanding of how people interact with each other in an effort to reduce violent conflict internationally. We kind of looked at the environmental movement for inspiration.