Matt Guynn

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Matt Guynn "is an organizer and nonviolence trainer based in Richmond, Indiana. Formerly Co-coordinator of Training for Christian Peacemaker Teams, Matt is the Program Associate for Peace Witness and Conflict Transformation with On Earth Peace, a organization promoting peace education and peace action (rooted in the Church of the Brethren). He previously worked for two years as coordinator of Training for Change.

"Matt's poems are published in recent or forthcoming editions of Reclaiming Quarterly, Poetry Motel, U.S. Latino Review, and Into the Teeth of the Wind. He's a member of the Richmond (Ind.) Church of the Brethren and the Mystery School community at Diana's Grove (Salem, Missouri). Matt received an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1996 and is a recent graduate with an M.A. of Theology degree at Bethany Theological Seminary.

"Recent training groups (2001-2002) include student activists prepping for civil disobedience at the School of the Americas; women transitioning from welfare to the work-force in eastern Indiana; indigenous pacifists asking strategy questions in Chiapas, Mexico; a peace coalition looking at effective communication in a time of war; volunteer service workers exploring nonviolent action; and individuals preparing for third-party nonviolent intervention in conflict areas like the West Bank and Colombia." [1]

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  1. Matt Guynn, Training for Change, accessed May 19, 2008.