• Nancy L. Mary Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, California State University San Bernardino, CA


This narrative is about my personal and professional journey in peacemaking. It is about the work of a task force engaged in persuading government officials that "economic conversion "can combine economic, social and human development. My experience in the democratic planning process ( sanctioned and at the same time undermined by public officials) in response to the shutdown of a naval base, taught me more than I have ever known about the context of politics and power Working to build a world beyond war and engaging in the local planning process of base closure framed my world view of a peaceful society. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Mary, N. L. (2014). SWORDS TO PLOUGHSHARES. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 2(4), 49–54. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/458



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