To counter the alarming rise of Islamophobia, Peace X Peace launched The Connection Point initiative in January 2011 to break down stereotypes and…Continue
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Are you a woman interested in being a part of a cross-cultural dialogue? We have room for just a few more participants in our Connection Point Dialogues, which will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around…
He has now stood up at the long table, perhaps hoping that the argument can be won by positioning himself above those with whom he is supposedly vehemently disagreeing.
About what? I’m unsure, as is the normally reserved and quiet junior staff person, who has uncharacteristically burst out laughing at the scene before her.
Her and I both know that what’s being discussed has less to do with the issue at hand, and more to do with these men’s need to be on top.
Interested in being a part of a cross-cultural dialogue? We have room for more participants in our Connection Point Dialogues. Participating will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around the world. The program structure and contents will be based on a curriculum developed by Peace X Peace, to include activities and discussion on a variety of issues concerning both…Continue
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This blog post was originally shared on www.interfaithyouthactivist.com, specifically for youth in high-school. But, it can be applied to younger youth as well. I'm hoping you can use these suggestions for your youth communities if you're interested in interfaith engagement.
1. Start an Interfaith Student Group in your high-school or…Continue
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August 21, 2012 — The Public Conversations Project's unique, experiential workshops equip people from all fields with knowledge, skills and tools for preventing and transforming deep conflict. This fall, we are offering a series of workshops in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and our hometown of Boston. Whether you’re experiencing this approach for the first time or adding to your skill set as a seasoned professional, our workshops offer powerful learning…Continue
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Libby and Len Traubman
“Person-by-person, nothing replaces face-to-face relationships -- neither armies nor treaties, not intellectual analyses, diagnoses, theories, or peace education.”
"How can we have peace if we don't build relationships?" The…
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The problem with experts
As the movement was in its early stages, Occupy Wall Street played…Continue
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Skill Building Workshop Offered by UMass Boston
Facilitation of Inter-Ethnic/Sectarian Workshops in Conflict Zones, with Instructor David Steele,
offered through the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution at UMass Boston
June 25-28, 2012; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $200
This workshop focuses on building skill sets in facilitation and dialogue processes which can be used effectively in violence-prone…Continue
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Erik Cleven has been studying interethnic conflict throughout the world. Here's a description of his recent article. Blog post here.
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“In general, people here consider meeting Israelis as kind of betrayal. I believed that any kind of contact or talking with Israelis was like betraying my country and ignoring the long history of suffering of my people,” said Faras, a Palestinian.
Every moment is an opportunity for change. What can…Continue
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Soliya, a non-profit organization using a custom-made web-conferencing application to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe, is now recruiting skilled volunteers to facilitate its Connect Program for Spring 2012 semester.
As always our volunteer facilitation position includes a free-of-charge online facilitation and conflict resolution training. If you are interested in facilitating during the Spring 2012 Connect Program, you…Continue
Originally posted on Search for Common Ground's blog: http://thecommongroundblog.com/2011/06/28/divvying-up-1000-hills/
As an American, it is, honestly, difficult to imagine a country where there just isn’t enough land. In many ways, Manifest Destiny (that oh so flawed theory that Americans had the right to all the land coast to coast) is nonetheless subconsciously instilled in me. Some residue of the…Continue
Some of students, colleagues, and I have been discussing the issue of sport as both a lens for understanding conflict and as a tool for peacebuilding in a course in Sport, Peace, and Conflict I'm teaching this summer in Conflict & Peace Studies at UNCG and a presentation I gave at the…Continue
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Lund, Sweden, March 15, 2011
I am very happy to tell you that we have received a lot of positive responses to TFF's idea of a new type of pro-peace platform - "Imagine A Better World".
Our board has deliberated quite a lot on how best to utilise all the energy and all the suggestions and ideas people put in this idea. We want to make this highly participative even before it exists - to have YOU shape it and discuss with…Continue
i believe that general zia ul haq, the military ruler of Pakistan from 1977 till 1988 was the architect of the taliban phenomena, and the current situation we face is a consequence of his rule.
zia ul haq
had you known
how much we would have
to do more
to please the masters of fate,
keep your double clasp,
with the double hug in place,
and the grin and uniform intact.
would you still have
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Soliya, a non-profit organization using a custom-made web-conferencing application to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe, is now recruiting skilled volunteers to facilitate its Connect Program for the Fall 2011 semester!…Continue