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

Jewish-Palestinian Peacemakers Camp a Success!

Libby and Len Traubman sent us word of their latest achievement in peaceful dialogue – gathering together Jews and Palestinians for dialogue at Oseh Shalom — Sanea al-Salam Family Peacemakers Camp near Yosemite National Park, in California’s Sierra-Nevada Mountains. 255 Palestinians and Jews of all ages — Muslims, Christians and Jews — lived together for four days in the California mountains September 1-4, 2006. They report, (continue)

New Book Launched on Large Group Methods

Organizational Development consultants Billie Alban & Barbara Bunker have just launched “The Handbook of Large Group Methods.” The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of cutting-edge Large Group Methods currently being implemented to address twenty-first century challenges in organizations and communities. The book addresses how to work with organizations facing serious business crisis; how to work in community settings with diverse interest groups, how to work with organizations in polarized and politicized environments, and embedding and sustaining new patterns of working together. The Handbook uses real-world […] (continue)

International Conference on "Engaging the Other" Coming Up in October

“Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion” is an international, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary 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 features a pool of leading experts from around the world to address the roots of negative stereotyping and prejudice, and how to move past artificial barriers of misunderstanding and distrust to cultivate our capacity for appreciation of diversity, reconciliation, and peace. These experts include NCDD’s own Sandy Heirbacher, who […] (continue)

Berkana Institute Organizing Southern Africa Learning Journey

The Berkana Institute invites participants for a Learning Journey to South Africa and Zimbabwe that will open your eyes, minds and hearts to essential learning about the leadership that is emerging in one of our planet’s most vibrant places. On this journey, participants will meet and learn with extraordinary pioneering leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa, and at Zimbabwe’s Kufunda Learning Village. The Learning Journey will also spend time learning from the wildlife of Africa whose grace and beauty and interdependent relationships are an inspiration. Marianne […] (continue)

New Article on Intergroup Dialogue

We’re pleased to spread the news about NCDD member Adrienne Dessel’s new article called “Using Intergroup Dialogue to Promote Social Justice and Change” co-authored with Mary E. Rogge, and Sarah B. Garlington. The article will be published in the journal Social Work this October. It examines intergroup dialogue as a bridging mechanism through which social workers in clinical, other direct practice, organizer, activist, and other roles across the micro–macro practice spectrum can engage with people in conflict to advance advocacy, justice, and social change. The […] (continue)

Liberty Hill Foundation Accepting Applications for Seed Fund

The Liberty Hill Foundation (www.libertyhill.org) Seed Fund provides grants of $7,500 to $20,000 to emerging and developing community-based organizations that work for social, racial, and economic justice through constituency building, leadership development, education, and outreach. The Seed Fund helps groups establish themselves as effective organizers and advocates in their communities. Groups can apply for general support or project-specific funding. Applicants must have proof of their IRS tax status or comply with Liberty Hill’s policy on fiscal sponsorship. Visit the Liberty Hill Foundation Web site for […] (continue)

Fund for Southern Communities Accepting Grant Applications for Social Change Work

The Fund for Southern Communities (www.fundforsouth.org) is a public foundation that seeks to foster social change initiated by community-based groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The fund provides grants and technical assistance to progressive grassroots social change organizations that work against discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or physical and mental disabilities; stand for workers’ rights; promote self-determination in low-income and disenfranchised areas; protect the environment; promote and create non-traditional arts and media; promote peace; are […] (continue)

Philanthrofund Foundation Offers Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender-Related Programs

The Philanthrofund Foundation’s ( www.pfundonline.org ) grantmaking areas of interest are as follows: preventing discrimination and ending violence and harassment against GLBT persons; celebrating the contributions of the GLBT and allied communities and promoting visibility that will lead to greater understanding; supporting organizations that promote advocacy, education, and work aimed at achieving social and systemic change; reducing the isolation of members of the GLBT and allied communities, particularly in rural areas and small cities; building the capacity of the GLBT community to achieve the goals […] (continue)

James Irvine Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Dialogue Grants

The James Irvine Foundation’s (www.irvine.org) New Connections Fund provides grants of up to $50,000 over one or two years to eligible organizations with projects that fit within the foundation’s core program priorities. One of the core priorities, called “California Perspectives,” aims to promote dialogues between under-represented communities and public officials. The program supports projects that foster dialogues between people in underrepresented communities and public officials for the dual purpose of improving public officials’ understanding of the interests and concerns of their constituents and facilitating opportunities […] (continue)

Soros Justice Fellowships Program Announces Call for Applications

The Soros Justice Fellowship Program seeks applications from outstanding individuals, including lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, activist academics, journalists, and filmmakers, to implement innovative projects that address one or more of the criminal justice priorities of the Open Society Institute’s U.S. Justice Fund (www.soros.org/initiatives/justice). These fellowships may be of particular interest to NCDD researchers and practitioners involved with restorative justice, victim-offender mediation and alternative dispute resolution. The deadline for applications is September 13, 2006. Visit the OSI’s Web site for complete program guidelines and information on […] (continue)