Building Communities

Through our scientific and technological genius we’ve made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers—or we will all perish together as fools.”

Martin Luther King from “A Knock at Midnight”

In 2016, JPF held an international conference on policing.  This 2018 document is one of the outcomes of that conference. The discussions started then are ongoing. Every community that has ever existed has policed itself in some way or another.  Policing is what community members do to protect themselves.


  • This essay raises many of the concerns that are at the heart of today’s discussions. 
  • Explore two paradigms for policing—a security paradigm and a safeguarding paradigm

Policing: From a Police Force to a Police Service


  • This essay reveals lessons learned in resolving conflict in Northern Ireland by using Community Dialogue(CD).
  • Discusses the questions that must be asked to imagine and build a shared future in our communities. 

Talking Out Our Differences

These documents mark the amazing progress of Project Trust, our premier community building initiative up to this point. Going forward we hope to build relationship between spirituality and mental health through the following objectives:


  • Reduction of Stigma
  • Strengthen relationships with social
    services and faith communities
  • Reduction of Harm
  • Coordinated Reaction to Traumatic
  • Improving Community Efficacy

Project Trust Phase 1


Project Trust Phase 2,3


Project Trust Phase 4


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