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

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)

SCRC Hosting Orientation in Los Angeles on Resources to Address Racism

On April 27, the Study Circles Resource Center (SCRC) is organizing an orientation in Los Angeles to its new resources for addressing racism. Participants will learn how how community teams can organize large-scale, diverse dialogue structured to support and strengthen community change, network with others who are addressing racial inequity in the community, explore how to collaborate more effectively with existing community efforts and ways to address the racial dimensions of other public issues. People of all ethnic backgrounds, community leaders and those who want […] (continue)

Jewish-Arab Dialogue Film to Premiere Next Month

The documentary film Refusing To Be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story will premiere on Sunday March 18 at 7pm at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. Those of you lucky enough to be near Ann Arbor can email eneuhaus@sbcglobal.net for advance tickets. The showing on the 18th is expected to be sold out (all 1600 seats!), so a second showing may be needed to meet the demand for tickets. The movie profiles the twelve women of a local dialogue group called Zeitouna (“olive” in Arabic) and documents their developing relationship […] (continue)

PCRC Seeking Public Participation Specialist

The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (www.pcrcweb.org) is seeking a Public Participation Specialist to work out of their office in San Mateo, CA. The Public Participation Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Manager of Community Engagement Programs. The central strategy for this position is to use dialogue to promote authentic involvement, especially by those people who have not previously participated in community affairs. (continue)

Muslim Peacebuilding and Dialogue Conference Calls for Papers

The Second Annual Conerence on Muslim Peacebuilding, Justice, and Interfaith Dialogue (MPJID) is coming up at American University Washington, DC from May 5th-6th 2007. The conference is hosted by the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice (www.salaminstitute.org) and co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) and the Muslim Network for Peacebuilding, Justice and Interfaith Dialogue. This conference aims to create an opportunity for scholars and practitioners of Islam (and other faiths) to convene to discuss and clarify main concepts and approaches to peacebuilding, […] (continue)