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Editor elicits understanding, relationships

Freelance ecumenical journalist Mary Stamp, editor and publisher, who co-founded The Fig Tree with Holy Names Sister Bernadine Casey in the spring of 1984 started work on it in the fall of 1983 after attending the World Council of Churches (WCC) Sixth Assembly in Vancouver B.C.

One assembly document on "Communicating Credibly" sparked thinking about the editorial approach, including being clear and concise to hold the attention of readers saturated by media.

Mary reviewed The Fig Tree history and described how it grew into a peace/solutions journalism editorial approach.

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