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Peaceful World Conversations “How-To Manual”

Written and self-published by Sami Sunchild of the Peaceful World Foundation in 2008 and 2011, this is a short, readable, simple and lively manual for holding meaningful circle conversations in public places where traveler’s gather. The impetus for the manual comes from the idea of turning the tourist industry into a conscious vehicle of social transformation by systematically inviting people to host conversations in tourist centers.

The booklet, which can be purchased on the Peace Arts website, includes “Six Ingredients of a Good Conversation” which focuses on valuing differences, similarities, speaking from experience, empathy over persuasion and active listening. It can be used with a combination of strangers and friends. The stories we share are always personal with driving topics such as “ a turning point in my life,” “expanding my personal impact”, – perhaps “help I need,” “a hope I am acting on”, always “what I am doing and how it is working out”. This lays the groundwork for creating a social network of support.

Resource Link:  www.redvic.com/secure/peacearts-scripts/peace_manual.html

Submitted by Laurie Marshall of the Peaceful World Foundation via the Add-A-Resource form at www.ncdd.org/rc/add.

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