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

Civic Life International Frames Community Race Relations in Nationwide Dialogue Project.

Civic Life international, one of the 10 community partners in The Mystery of Love project, a national educational community dialogue initiative that premiered on PBS December 13th has come up with a community action framing of race relations and violence in Dayton OH. The Mystery of Love project is part of Fetzer Institute’s Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, an inclusive, non-partisan initiative that explores how love and forgiveness can effect meaningful changes in individuals and communities alike. (continue)

New Resource on Intergroup Dialogue

Ximena Zuniga, Professor of Education at U Mass-Amherst just wrote to us about a new resource: Intergroup Dialogue in Higher Education: Meaningful Learning About Social Justice. This volume outlines the theory, practice, and research on intergroup dialogue. It also offers educational resources to support the practice of intergroup dialogue. Addressing faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, students, and practitioners, this volume is a useful resource for anyone implementing intergroup dialogues in higher education. For more on the contributors and on intergroup dialogue, see the book’s entry […] (continue)

SFCG Recognized With Two Awards

We’re pleased to congratulate Search for Common Ground (SFCG) on two recent awards! First, the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award for Institutional Excellence will be presented to SFCG at a Gala Event in Washington DC on April 25th. The Awards, launched in 1999 by the Arab American Institute Foundation, promote the positive effects of diversity and cultural interaction, and to showcase programs that foster democratic and humanitarian values across racial, ethnic and religious lines. The Award recognizes organizations whose work, commitment and support make […] (continue)

Save the Date: 2nd Conference on Engaging the Other set for October

We just heard from our friend Steve Olweean, Director of the Common Bond Institute, that the second Engaging The Other Conference will take place this fall in Dearborn, Michigan. Save the date (October 25-28, 2007) for this international, multidisciplinary, multicultural conference examining concepts of “The Other” from a universal, cross-cultural perspective to promote wider public dialogue about images of “Us and Them.” The conference is sponsored by the Common Bond Institute and co-sponsored by HARMONY Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling, and the International Humanistic Psychology […] (continue)

April 5th is the Night of 1,000 Conversations

On Thursday, April 5, 2007, thousands of people all across the country will come together in living rooms, basements, back yards, community centers, schools, and places of worship to work towards immigration reform that restores basic civil liberties and human rights, protects core American values of fairness and justice, and defend due process for everyone. The Korean Resource Center and the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium are inviting people to act as hosts for one of these conversations. They hope participants to share […] (continue)

Announcing the Third Annual Piece of the Pie Action Day

The Peace Alliance Campaign has just announced the Third Annual Mother’s Day National “Piece of the Pie” Action Day. On May 11th, (the Friday before Mother’s Day), gather members of your community to take pies to your local Congressional offices, letting your members of Congress know that “Peace wants a Piece of the Pie,” (i.e., the federal budget). This is a creative way to get out the word about the Department of Peace and to let Congress know that we want our government to make […] (continue)

Global Majority Organing Peace Through Dialogue Conference for June

Lejla Mavris of Global Majority (www.globalmajority.net) just wrote us about the upcoming event “Promoting Peace through Dialogue”, a training seminar and an international conference to be held in Amman, Jordan on June 10-24, 2007. The event is organized by Global Majority in partnership with the Palestine-Israel Journal and the United Nations University – International Leadership Institute. The training seminar on Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution will take place from June 10-24. Seminar topics include understanding the Middle East region, an introduction to interest-based negotiation and […] (continue)

VOMA Seeking Conference Workshop Proposals

The Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA), is seeking proposals for workshops at the 2nd annual Institute of Evidence-Based and Best Practices on Offender Treatment, Victim Services, and Restorative Justice. The conference is co-sponsored with the American Association of Community Justice Professionals. Location: The Institute and Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Avenue, Miami, Florida from June 9 through June 13, 2007. The request for proposals for the 2007 Victim Offender Mediation Association conference is now available at http://voma.org/conference.shtml. (continue)

This Week: SFCG and David Broza Meet to Discuss Middle East Peace

This week Search For Common Ground (www.sfcg.org), the largest nongovernmental organization working in conflict transformation, is sponsoring an event with David Broza, one of Israel’s top recording artists. On Thursday March 22 they are organizing a breakfast meeting to discuss their roles in the search for peace in the Middle East. The breakfast meeting will be held from 830-10 am at Marble Collegiate Church, One West 29th Street, New York City. Registration is $35; to register for the breakfast, contact Susan Dillon at sdillon@sfcg.org or […] (continue)

Narrative Mediation Dinner, Conversation and Demonstration Coming Up in April

Narrative Mediation is an approach to mediation and peace-making that “encourages the conflicting parties to reach understanding and resolution through a deep understanding of the shared personal and cultural narratives underlying the conflict. This new conflict-resolution methodology is a powerful resource for mediators and facilitators seeking to address intransigent problem-saturated conflicts.” (www.CRinfo.org). (continue)