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Peace is Intercourse

Peace is IntercourseEcstasy is in It is our faith and experience after 46 years of marriage and peacebuilding that the soul's oldest memory is of union, and the soul's deepest longing is for reunion. Seeking the ecstasy of reconnection—especially between enemies—is often disappointing for those clinging to the illusion of individual survival, and wanting peace but not face-to-face relationships. Let's face it, we and they are already in bed together, cohabitating  the one side of our shared…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)
In 2012, we are part of a 19-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue preparing for our 242ndh meeting here on the San Francisco Peninsula.

In the 1980s, we helped found the Beyond War Movement, so have brought together Soviets and Americans, Armenians and Azerbaijanis, Palestinians and Israelis, and most recently Nigerian Muslims and Christians for successful face-to-face communication.

Libby is a retired clinical social worker, Len a retired pediatric dentist. We are grateful parents to a fine daughter and son, and grandparents to two exceptional boys and now a beautiful girl.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
international NGO
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Former Soviet Union
Israel
Palestine
Nigeria
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
We are co-founders of the 16-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue, San Mateo, California, USA.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://traubman.igc.org/dg-prog.htm
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeria.htm
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Russian, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Dialogue, Education, Facilitation, Psychosocial, Violence Prevention, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Training
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Palestinians, Jews engaging and creating
CNN - Anderson Cooper 360 - October 16, 2008
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/16/palestinians-jews-engaging-an...

Young Nigerians illustrate life beyond war
Insight On Conflict -- May 3, 2012
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2012/05/nigeria-life-beyond-war/

Palestinian & Jewish Recipes for Peace
100 pages - recipes for the table and for relationship building
http://traubman.igc.org/recipes.htm

STORY AS ENTRY TO RELATIONSHIP: Teacher's Guide (1-1/2 hour classroom communication experience)
8 pages
http://traubman.igc.org/vidschoolguide.pdf

ENGAGING THE OTHER: Teacher's Guide (55-minute experience)
1 page
http://traubman.igc.org/engagingtheother.pdf

GRAPHICS ABOUT CHANGE
9 pages
http://traubman.igc.org/changecharts.pdf

CAMP ACTIVITIES FOR RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
17 pages
http://traubman.igc.org/campacts.pdf

SUMMARY REPORT
A 71-page illustrated document of human experience, concrete methods, and inspiration
to help all camps -- all relationship-building activities -- become the best they can be.
http://traubman.igc.org/campsdoc.pdf
or
http://traubman.igc.org/campsdoc.htm

BUILDING RELATIONSHIP: Basis for Change
12 pages
http://traubman.igc.org/dialoguechange.pdf

JEWISH-PALESTINIAN DIALOGUE: Principles, Guidelines, and Answers
12 pages
http://traubman.igc.org/dialoguehow.pdf

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Peace is Intercourse

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:38am 1 Comment

Peace is Intercourse

Ecstasy is in

 

It is our faith and experience after 46 years of marriage and peacebuilding that the soul's oldest memory is of union, and the soul's deepest longing is for reunion.

 

Seeking the ecstasy of reconnection—especially between enemies—is often disappointing for those clinging to the illusion of…

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At 1:52am on March 3, 2014, Hawa said…
Good job!
At 10:23pm on December 14, 2012, Sungho Kang said…

I am Prof. Sungho Kang living in Seoul, Korea.  I am involved in NGO programs.  I was very impressed by your video "20 Years of Palestinian.." and your activities. My organization is promoting historical reconciliation and peace building among East Asian countries. This year, we are going to hold "The 5th International NGO Conference on History and Peace" in Seoul, Korea. Your experience will be very good example for historical reconciliation. I would like to seek for more advice and information from your organization in this regard.

At 1:11am on July 19, 2012, Salim Ibrahim Sheriff said…

We from the mano river basin of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have said good bye to war and looking forward to initiatives like the Dialogue in Nigeria to be replicated in our region. Nigeria as the big brother in the sub region always like to play its fatherly role from the days of colonial rule when Lord Lugard introduced the indirect rule in Northern Nigeria successfully, while the east attempted resisting the rule of the white man as exemplified in Chinua Achebe's foremost and powerful "Things fall Apart', up to present, we in this basin have always looked up to Nigeria as children wait patiently for their father to return home from work. We stand by and wait for your next instruction as we try to internalize what relevance this initiative has on our future generations!

At 8:44am on April 24, 2012, Salim Ibrahim Sheriff said…

Hi Libby and Len, I am excited to be working closely together on conflict resolution initiatives for our people, i live in the US operatiing a nonprofit, with web page www.khadarlis.org We are involved with rebuilding communities in Sierra Leone, west Africa after the Blood diamond war and also engaging them in conflict resolution and prevention forums. Can you guys be a part?

At 6:22pm on January 27, 2012, David Crier said…

Hello Libby and Len Traubman 

I am very happy to have you as friends working for peace in the Middle East especially in the Palestinian/ Israeli crisis. After browsing your page on the peace & collaborative development network  I wrote my piece the The State of Israel is in Bed with the Military Industrial Complex with you in mind. I would really like to hear what you think about it, privately or publicly. David/ Global Crier

At 6:05am on January 26, 2012, David Crier said…

Hello Libby & Len

Please take a look at this report and blog

The State of Israel is in Bed with the Military Industrial Complex

If you want to know why we are not heading down the road to peace. Just read this Congressional Research Service report U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel of September 16, 2010   

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf

 The United States government has pledged over three billion dollars a year in military aid to the State of Israel until the year 2018. This is on top of, well over a hundred billion dollars of United States aid to the State of Israel over the years. With two-thirds of it being military aid. It works out to over five-hundred dollars per every Israeli annually...   Global Crier

Please go to following link to read the rest of my Blog 

The State of Israel is in Bed with the Military Industrial Complex - Peace and Collaborative Development Network

At 6:46pm on October 10, 2010, Monica Emmanuel said…
Hello Libby and Len,
Looking forward to meeting you soon. Keep up the good work you both are doing. Africa will surely enjoy peace and stability again through our collective efforts.
Monica.
At 12:23pm on September 28, 2009, Patrick Kamotho Githinji said…
Thank for the exemplary job.Be blessed.Looking forward to network with you
 
 
 

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