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The Importance of Language in Conflict Resolution

The Bangalore, India based conflict resolution consultancy, Meta-Culture, has released a paper titled The Importance of Language in Conflict Resolution in response to the Delhi Policy Group and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s July publication Conflict Resolution: Learning Lessons from Dialogue Processes in India (pdf version & more publications), to draw lessons from current conflict resolution efforts that are relevant to policymakers and practitioners. The paper highlights the need for clear terminology and an appreciation of distinct conflict resolution modalities. They look forward to your feedback, which you can […] (continue)

The End of Rude: Did the Year of Civil Discourse make it easier to talk about Israel?

This article examines the results of the Year of Civil Discourse, a program dedicated to engaging nearly 1,000 people in grassroots trainings in civility at four Bay Area synagogues over the course of 2011. From the article… “The purpose was not to have people check their opinions at the door,” Porth added. “We wanted people to bring their passionately held views into the room, and give them the skills to have meaningful conversations about Israel. There was no political litmus test. The institutions all said […] (continue)

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)

The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary research center that advances both theory and practice in the fields of conflict and collaboration (see: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/parcc.aspx). (continue)

Documentary on the 2010 Intl Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication

A documentary is available featuring a several-day-long dialogue process held in Nigeria in October 2010. 200 Muslim and Christian youth met in a safe place in Nigeria for several days of face-to-face, in-depth dialogue experiences. The women and men discovered their equal, shared humanity and that "an enemy is one whose story we have not heard." It was part of the 2nd International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. (continue)

Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop

Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop is a FREE series of 12 videos that shares the basics of the Public Conversations Project’s approach to dialogue. From understanding the importance of participant preparation to developing the right questions to ask in a dialogue, this series illustrates PCP’s approach—and the principles behind it—via an in-depth resource that combines videos, guides, and interactive links. (continue)

Racial Equity Tools

A website designed to support people and groups who are working for inclusion, racial equity and social justice, racialequitytools.org includes ideas, strategies and tips, as well as a clearinghouse of resources and links from many sources. Racial Equity Tools is a companion site to Evaluation Tools for Racial Equity - which helps people track progress and document results of similar work, in racially explicit and competent ways. (continue)

The Program on Intergroup Relations Publications

At the heart of the Program on Intergroup Relations (University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus) website is a comprehensive list of publications, reports and research documents, many online, relating to Intergroup Dialogue and Intergroup Relations Education. (continue)

Reuniting America: A Toolkit for Changing the Political Game

Joseph McCormick, co-founder of Reuniting America, and humorist Steve Bhaerman have just released a new e-Book directly relevant to our national situation, Reuniting America: A Toolkit for Changing the Political Game. As old top-down ways of governing prove inadequate in the face of increasing complexity, it is a manifesto for a transpartisan “grassroots up-wising.” (continue)

International Peace & Security Institute

The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. www.IPSInstitute.org (continue)

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Can Work Together

The Huffington Post released the article “Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Can Work Together,” a piece by Public Conversations Project Associate Mary Jacksteit. The article shares two examples of pro-choice and pro-life activists using dialogue to defuse tension and reduce violence. The article can be found at www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-jacksteit/the-buffalo-case-pro-life_b_215067.html (continue)

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