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To Talk Or Not To Talk: Considerations

Coffee House Conversations on Race Relations, sponsored by New Horizons Support Network, Inc., also the sponsors of the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show, are giving co-hosts, Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery, a vast portfolio of…See More
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New Horizons Conversations on Race Relations To Challenge Stereotyping

With the first New Horizons Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations—held January 31 at Dublin Roasters Coffee in Frederick, Maryland—bringing a “can do” message to the fore, New Horizons Support Network Executive Director Anastasia Rosen-Jones and the New Horizons volunteer team are ramping up their efforts for the…See More
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On The Way To Exceptional

The New Horizons Support Network sponsored Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations had one specific aim. We were intent on creating a community dialogue rather than a debate. A dialogue that would generate community growth and development through purposeful conversation based on civility and respect rather than offensiveness.But we were challenged by recent events. So we asked ourselves, could a…See More
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Today We Are Front Page News!

Coffeehouse conversations deal with issues of police, raceFrederick News PostSunday, February 1, 2015Courtesy Frederick News Post, permission pending By Danielle GainesEntering Dublin Roasters on Saturday afternoon, things looked much the way they usually do. Groups of people sat talking and sipping…See More
Feb 3
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To Redeem One Person Is To Redeem The World

A Personal Comment from Anastasia Rosen-Jones, Executive Director, New Horizons Support Network, Inc.I received a rather unsettling call last week from the county jail. . The call came from one of my “honorary daughters;” young women I had counseled over the close to twenty-five year span I spent as a psychotherapist (1974 – 1997). She was one of a handful who kept tracking me down, begging for more of what she had once had from me in those years.…See More
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A Legacy of Leaning In Beyond Our Borders

Tonight on The Possible Society In Motion Radio Show Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:30 p.m. onThe Possible Society In Motion Radio Show! With Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery Mahatma Gandhi urged that to build a peaceful global world  –"We do best to begin by carving out territories or zones of peace in our personal relations where violence and deceit won't be used." …See More
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Cynthia Contreras commented on Anastasia Rosen Jones's blog post Student interns and volunteers needed!
"Do you have to be an undergraduate student to apply for these volunteering opportunities? Thank you! :-)"
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Student interns and volunteers needed!

Ideal for-credit internships in sociology, psychology, social work, political science, communications and others (upon student advisor approval).The Small “Zones of Peace” Project (of New Horizons Support Network, Inc.), a non-profit community development organization,…See More
May 13, 2014
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Snags to Synergy: it’s All About Attitude

Tonight on the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show! Snags to Synergy: It’s All About AttitudeThursday, May 1,   6:30 p.m.With co-hosts, Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack SlatteryAt its highest level, the vision behind the “Lean In Legacy…See More
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am a retired psychotherapist with more than forty years experience in the mental health field. Now a community development and violence prevention coach, consultant and trainer, I am the author of five books in progress, including "The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard" and numerous articles. I also host two radio shows; The Possible Society In Motion Show and Anastasia the Storyteller, and write regular blog articles for two sites; the New Horizons Small “Zones of Peace” Project and Anastasia The Storyteller.

Public speaking and storytelling are among my great loves insofar as community building is concerned. I get to do both on the two radio shows I host, as well as at the community building days our non-profit organization sponsors on a regular basis.

I make my home in the serenity of the mountains above Harpers Ferry where New Horizons has a small retreat center, currently under renovation. I am grateful to be able to live here where I am happily nested with the birds, the trees and the squirrels. I am at my most fulfilled watching the sunset from the deck of my home -- and/or -- sitting around a campfire in the woods telling and listening to stories, especially about building community and peace.

The non-profit organization I founded and head, New Horizons Support Network, Inc., does community development and violence prevention training, based on principles we call the "Cultural Mediation Paradigm." The main focus of our work is behind the scenes coaching and consulting with key leaders of groups or organizations, generally culminating in community conversations that are specially designed based on what we learn from working with these key leaders.
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individual (professional), think tank
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United States
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Frederick, Maryland
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Non profit organization Executive Director, New Horizons Support Network, Inc.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Education, Facilitation, Human Rights, Interfaith, Media, Nonviolence, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Psychosocial, Violence Prevention
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Information Technology, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Our Possible Human, Possible Society Study, launched, officially, January 1, 2012, is being conducted through December 31, 2015, is now gathering data from individuals residing within the one hundred mile radius of the Washington, D.C. White House.

Objective: To discover to what extent various individuals and sub-groups within a given locale embody the characteristics necessary to be active agents of community unity in the U.S.A.

Details are available on our blog site:
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
New Horizons Small "Zones of Peace" Project blog site for current articles at:

"The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard"
Baltimore Jewish Times, October 3, 2008.

"The Middle East Crisis In Our Backyard"

Frederick News Post, "Religion and Ethics", June 14, 2008

Anastasia Rosen Jones's Blog

To Talk Or Not To Talk: Considerations

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Coffee House Conversations on Race Relations, sponsored by New Horizons Support Network, Inc., also the sponsors of the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show, are giving co-hosts,…


New Horizons Conversations on Race Relations To Challenge Stereotyping

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 6:52pm 0 Comments

With the first New Horizons Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations—held January 31 at Dublin Roasters Coffee in Frederick, Maryland—bringing a “can do” message to the fore, New Horizons Support Network Executive Director Anastasia Rosen-Jones and the New Horizons volunteer team are ramping up their efforts for the…


The Magic In “Not Seeing (Most) Others As Enemies”

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

There is black magic, no doubt about it, just as there is EVIL in this world; darkness and depravity. A quick view of today’s headlines broadcasts this loud and clear. Even without the horrors of ISIS commanding our attention there are all kinds of genuine threats lurking. We must be alert to these and cautious in our dealings.

There is,…


Front Stories, Back Stories

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 12:05am 0 Comments

This article is also posted in its entirety on the New Horizons' Small "Zones of Peace" Project site. Also see other related articles at Coffee House Conversations.

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At 9:11pm on July 19, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Thanks for your comment on my post Anastasia and please do continue to follow!

At 2:03am on April 17, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Anastasia,

Its my pleasure to visit your profile in peace network.

We can be good friend and partner in future.

At 9:00pm on July 12, 2010, zerrin afza said…
Lemon out of lemonade, the lemon appears before me, like im the lemon the individual and the lemonade is my affiliation,, which makes my small ME into a huge WE.
so, we need to be willing to solve or go against others.
and the who am i , will give 20 different answers. like with my few answers i would add friend of Anastasia.
i things, if we are willing to add and enlarge our friend list beyond our every differences then only can be the lemonade test good.
few years back , i had a great fighting with one of my best friend cause we were too stubborn in our views that we forgot our friendship and a third party took the chance. well we both understand that later, when we can not be together like we were before. that thing teach me a lot.
im so glade to find you. hope will keep in touch.
At 8:56pm on July 12, 2010, zerrin afza said…
hii, after reading your blogs, three things, stuck in my mind or you can say three sentences ,
1. willingness
2. lemon out of lemonade: &
3. who am i , the game.
i was kind of De-touched with the thinking of identity as i was thinking of feminism & anti- militarism!though can not properly figure it out! one problem i have always faced that i can not keep as sequence of my thinking and some times i feel that i can not goo deep into them. and as a result i can not find words to write them all. some times talking with you helps me to do that. i found my lines to think in your words. isn't it strange? we are away from thousand miles and haven't see each others and not even heard our voices. despite all these negative things we are sharing most positive things of our life's. i have very little knowledge and almost have no experience like you. and i was not in the mood to finding out the answer Who am i, or what is my my just finished graduate life is running good with every possible elements of fun, which can have in Bangladesh! but suddenly , the thing came into my life, and i found that im in such a country and region where the history is about the identity and people are still giving bloods for identity. that things comes in a collective way but our individual identities does a great matter for that.
At 5:09pm on July 3, 2010, zerrin afza said…
hii,,,you have the scope to help people who are in need, perhaps i do not have that much of wide scope to help people though im trying in personal level. after studying peace & conflicts studies i got the feeling that peace can be anything. like you are saying about the Nazis inhuman things and what happen in 1971 in Bangladesh though the range was not same but the sufferings were same. and , if some times we get chance to talk with the people who fought in the liberation war in1971, i would say, i saw some kind of tranquility in there face. because, that, most probably only that time all the people of Bangladesh forgot their dividations in very area like, religious, rich-poor even gender differences. though there were few who were supporting West pakistan but the number was nothing in the comparison with the main stream. this never happen again in our country.the present situation is unstable not in the state level but in the personal level. people are losing their tolerance, not respecting others opinions and so many this types of small things are making our personal life's unstable.
in my country, young generations get little chance to work with these issues and if you are a women than it become more difficult. with all this obstacles some of my friends two time went to the periphery area's schools and try to give the sense of peace education among them. experience was wonderful.we learn more from them. how regionalism can be a strong element of conflict and identity i get to know that time more. because, remaining in the same territory when they feel that im BORISALI( Borisal is a district of Bangladesh) than the differences increase. though i think it is important to feel that but in a certain limit.otherwise things can be happen like Cht.
what do you think when in individual level we feel that i should have my own things not sharing with others? do you think only Jerusalem is the conflicting issue between Jews and Muslim?
At 1:24am on July 2, 2010, zerrin afza said…
i read you zone of peace blog. it is wonderful.what do you think about the importance of identity in protracted conflict?as,i can see in my part of world, in south asia, there are so many protracted conflicts, two of them are internationally established.1) ethnic conflicts of Sri lanka, 2) kashmir issue between India- Pakistan. and in both case identity is an major issue. and in both case state party and two track diplomacy was tremendously failed.

once i got a chance to visit Pakistan, though there was very few chance to met with the mass people, but the little i got chance ,when i asked them what they think about kashmir? the only and one answer with one major issue like religion , kashmir is Pakistan's as there 93% peoples are mulims. and they do not dare to give blood for, how we can solve this type of identity crisis?and there are few students in our Dhaka University who are from Kashmir, if you ask them, how do you feel comfortable to give your national identity?the simple answer is as Kashmiri!no indian or pakistani.
and hopefully you know how sad the story of sri lanka. i think, when our collective identities overlapped with our individual identities and we feel that to protect my origin i need to marge with a group than our collectives grow much stronger. but what makes them that much of strong that i would not have any idea of good or bad?

WHAT makes this What?
with best
At 6:08pm on June 30, 2010, zerrin afza said…
hi, i just read it in your blog but due to some internet problem i am unable to comment there so im writing here, thanks a lot. and your previous writing on Middle east crisis also give me some points to think again about my Identity. and to me most interestingly i am a Muslim. where we are talking about our identity in internet our fellow brothers are fights with each other and killing one another and they are put into the grave in the same way. And same groups of bloods ,A, B, AB o O negative/positive they are having. we have a difference in our religious system only but i don't think in Jews way of life God do not ordered to kill others. so, why we are doing this? only to establish our Identities
At 4:54pm on June 30, 2010, zerrin afza said…
oh, it would be nice if i got chance to have a direct connection with the people.please use my name and contact,no problem from me.
discussing with you would make me clear and help me a lot to write sometime good. though i have a very little study and know very little but i want to think about the issue deeply. i want to understand when people resist and want to protest their own identity?is only deprivation is responsible for that?when individual identities become collective identities and want something big,in state level?why don't big powers and political giving importance on that issue ,where they know this is most important for very human being.

and one interesting thing is to me, the people who once struggle for their identity, they also injure others identity when they established their in Bangladesh, our leader seikh mujibur rahman and others followed by him denied the recolonization process of the ingenious people. in south asia nepal,bhutan ,srilanka, myanmar every state has the problem.but don't know why the state party or the related authority do not willing to solve the problem.
i hope we can give a shape to these questions.
with regards
At 9:56pm on June 28, 2010, zerrin afza said…
hiiii,,,,im glad to know that my untrimmed words inspire you that much. i already read your the Jews & Muslims conflict...our south asia is also suffering from the same injury. and as far i can remember both problems started in the same year 1948. do not you think that divide and rule policy is owned by very few people of the world and the sufferers of that policy is the whole have a great years of very poor in that area. and basically i never though of Identity as an issue like the way im thinking about it now .you know when 1st i started to think of it?i have a friend who is a poet.and once he wrote in a paper just 1 lines,,like...EChe kore mukhos pore sara shohor chose berai ( Wish to travel the whole city wih a mask). n i put it as my status in my facebook account.and you know,,,there were more than 20 comments. than i started to think deeply about the line,,
i am from, Peace & conflict studies, i just completed my graduation and doing intern where i took the Topic 'identity & conflict in south asia'¬ only my country Bangladesh...but also there is same problem,,in Balochistan of Pakistan...they influence me more. they have a history,separate identity since the period of Alexander but from 1948 they were bound to marge with Pakistan. and Balochistan is the less developed province of pakistan though the natural resources of pakistan all most all of them comes from that area. and,,even when Pakistan tested its nuclear weapons they chose Balochistan. can you imagine?

if some one did something like this with me,,than would i ever want to tie any type of connection with him?my ans is NO. i have my own origin and even complete separate territory than why would i took ur burdens?
if im wrong please correct me. and i wuld love to talk about this with you and took the advances:)
with best
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