Beverly Prestwood-Taylor
¬ítÉBeverly co-founded the Brookfield Institute ( in 2007 to explore the multifaceted power of dialogue to restore and renew communities. She has facilitated dialogue in community groups, churches, prisons and on college campuses in the United States and Chile. She continues to investigate the relationship between trauma and conflict in order to understand how conflicted communities can heal. In 1979, she received a B.A. in geology from Bucknell University and completed her Masters of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology in 1983. Additionally, she is schooled in Community Conflict Mediation and Training through Plowshares Institute in Hartford, CT., and in Appreciative Inquiry, Restorative Justice and Trauma Healing through Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. In 2008, she was awarded her Doctor of Ministry with distinction from Hartford Seminary, focusing on trauma healing and conflict transformation.
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