By Maria Jessop
It was mid-January and we were in our…Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on February 12, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments
The harrowing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a grim reminder of how religious difference can fan the flames of inter-tribal conflict. Armed attacks between ex-Seleka and Christian anti-balaka militias in the past month is a recent intensification of the interreligious violence which has seen thousands of people killed, nearly 1…Continue
Added by JASON COLLODI on January 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
By Othow Okoti Abich Onger and Jacqueline H. Wilson
Added by Viola Gienger on January 28, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments
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…Continue
By Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently reiterated his pledge that any agreement with the Palestinians would be brought to Israel's citizens for a referendum. Palestinian…Continue
By Jacqueline H. Wilson
While reading a recent issue of Popular Science magazine, I was captivated by an article on “dark matter.” Scientists are trying to wrap their minds around the 85 percent of the…Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on December 18, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments
From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.
By Viola Gienger
Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik pledged that his interim government would increase public…Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on November 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
By Colette Rausch and Christina Murtaugh
It was Oct. 1, and we were midway through an 11-day visit to Libya. Our intent was to nurture the development of rule of law by guiding…Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on October 28, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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Added by Viola Gienger on September 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the USIP web site, click …Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on September 9, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Hello to the folks of PCDN!
Public Conversations Project's fall workshops teach dialogue design and skillful facilitation. Workshops are now open for registration. Our workshops equip professionals with the knowledge, skills and tools for bridging differences and transforming deep conflict. Continuing Education credits are available through NBCC and MAMFT.
If you are interested, please share these opportunities with your colleagues, community and any broader networks…Continue
Added by Chloe Kanas on August 15, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments
To counter the alarming rise of Islamophobia, Peace X Peace launched The Connection Point initiative in January 2011 to break down stereotypes and…Continue
Added by Nawal Rajeh on November 28, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Added by Waleed Nassar on November 26, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
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
Added by Yasmina Mrabet on October 4, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Sana Saeed on August 27, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments
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
Added by Chloe Kanas on August 21, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Caroline Anderson on June 13, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments