The World Stage: Engaging in Transnational Liberation and Peace Work

  • Chalmer E. F. ThompsonEmail author
Part of the Pan-African Psychologies book series (PAAFPS)


In their definition of liberation psychology, Montero and Sonn (2009) stressed the need for psychologists to transform both people and environments by rupturing social processes buoyed by social identities. Adding further to the peace implications of Montero and Sonn’s work, Mayengo et al. (2018) stated that “practices of liberation yield to peace-building with the understanding that violence in all forms diminishes the capacity for people to live together harmoniously” and therefore, attention to peace is essential to strivings for liberation. Mayengo and his colleagues are a research team that consists primarily of faculty from different ethnic groups in Uganda.


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  1. 1.Indiana University – Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

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