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The bridge-building tag is about building bridges or improving relations between different groups (ethnic groups, partisan groups, etc.).

Museums of Conscience Seeking Director of Programs

Liz Sevcenko just sent us the following job opportunity: The International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience (www.sitesofconscience.org) is a network of historic sites dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies. They are seeking a Director of Programs in the Americas to develop and oversee the Coalition’s work in North and South America. The goal of the Director of Programs in the Americas is to coordinate productive exchange and learning among members and affiliates in the region that builds […] (continue)

Inspiring your Local PBS Channel to Host Dialogues – Do Try This at Home!

How’s this for initiative? Jacquelyn Pogue, a member of the D&D community based in Richmond, Virginia, noticed that her local PBS channel was about to air a nationwide series called “America at a Crossroads” for 6 consecutive evenings at 2 hours each and thought “What a great theme for a Conversation Cafe group!” She then called her local PBS station (she was already friendly with several staff there) and requested a meeting to propose that a community conversation about this series. They really loved the […] (continue)

Centre For Humanitarian Dialogue Seeking Peace Consultants

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) is an independent and impartial organization whose purpose is to reduce human suffering in war by preventing and resolving armed conflicts. It is active in a number of conflict resolution projects around the world, promoting and facilitating dialogue among belligerents. The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s Arms Programme is seeking expressions of interest from Armed Violence and Peace Process consultants to take on assignments varying in length from one to four months. (continue)

Registration Open for Fifth Annual Palestinian-Jewish Peacemakers Camp

Len & Libby Traubman just sent us word that registration for the Fifth Annual Palestinian-Jewish Oseh Shalom~Sanea al-Salam Peacemakers Camp is open. Muslim, Jewish, and Christian youth and adults are invited to share a unique Friday-Tuesday weekend in the beautiful California Sierra Mountains near Yosemite Valley and Tuesday evening public presentation in San Francisco, Oct. 5-9, 2007. The camp will feature listening workshops, relationship building, networking across generations, leadership training, arts and crafts and outdoor activities. More information about this year’s camp is available at […] (continue)

SFCG and CBI Organizing Project on Global US-Muslim Relations

I just read a story about an exciting initiative from Search for Common Ground and the Consensus Building Institute. In early January, SFCG and CBI convened a distinguished group of American leaders with diverse political viewpoints, cultural backgrounds and professional skills for a Summit on U.S. Engagement with the Global Muslim Community. The goal of the project was to reverse the increasingly negative relations between the US and the Muslim world. The project on U.S. Engagement with the Global Muslim Community will create new strategies […] (continue)

SSRC Inviting Applications for Abe Fellowship Program

Anyone doing research on dialogue between the US and Japan? The Social Science Research Council (www.ssrc.org) has just announced this year’s Abe Fellowship, which is designed to encourage international multi- disciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern to the US and Japan. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance to the US and Japan and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network […] (continue)

Conference on Cultural Identity this September in PA

I picked up a flyer at the Network for Peace through Dialogue’s Why Dialogue? conference in New York City a couple of weeks ago. The flyer advertises a conference called “Cultural Identity in a Mass Culture World” that is hosted by Elizabethtown College, BCA (Brethren Colleges Abroad), a study abroad program focused on issues of peace, justice, and intercultural understanding and the Baker Institute of Juniata College. The conference will take place September 27-30, 2007 at E-town College (that’s what we call Elizabethtown here in […] (continue)

SFU Launches Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation

This April marked the launch of a Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, with 18 students participating in the opening cohort. This non-credit postgraduate diploma is designed for mid-career professionals who are directly involved in planning policies and programs, negotiating agreements, resolving conflicts, consulting with communities, making decisions, developing human resources, and otherwise managing organizational change collaboratively. The program will be holding an information session on September 17, 2007, at 6:30 pm at SFU, Room 1425, Harbour Centre in […] (continue)

Women's Global Roundtable Conversations Launched

Peace x Peace Global Network (www.peacexpeace.org) has recently launched the Women’s Global Roundtable. This series of conference calls brings the stories, rich traditions, and personal triumphs of women from Afghanistan, Iraq, Peru, Kenya, and many other countries around the world every Tuesday Evening at 8 pm Eastern/ 5pm Pacific. Participating costs $1 for the first month, $10 after that. For more information on how to participate, go to www.peacexpeace.org/RoundTable.asp. (continue)

Saltman Institute Organizes Streetball for Peace

The Saltman Institute for Conflict Resolution (www.law.unlv.edu/saltman.html) is sponsoring and organizing the program “Streetball Haifa.” The program is held in Israel and brings together Israeli and Palestinian youth, using sports as a bridge builder between the two populations. For more information on this innovative program that uses sport to engage in dialogue, contact: mas@thevistagroup.net. (continue)