Jarem Sawatsky is an author, professor, and peacebuilder. He lectures and consults and is published on topics relating to restorative justice and peacebuilding. His blog is called Dancing with Elephants: A Beginners Guide to Losing Your Mind (http://www.dancingwithelephants.net/)
He is co-author of Peacebuilder Toolbox: 52 Tools for Peace Work and author of Justpeace Ethics: A Guide to Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding; and The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice.
He has fifteen years of experience in field of peace and conflict. His research into healing justice has taken him to communities in Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Israel, Scotland, England, Canada, United States, France, and Fiji.
Jarem was born in Richmond, British Columbia. His degrees include a PhD (Law) from the University of Hull (UK); a MA in Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Restorative Justice from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University (2001); a BA in Religious Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg and Menno Simons College (1998); a BTh from Canadian Mennonite Bible College (1996). He has spent much of the past twenty-five years in Winnipeg as a member of an intentional church community, Grain of Wheat Church Community.
Jarem enjoys canoe camping and spending time with his wife, Rhona, and their two daughters.
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