Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue inspires Africans
beyond humiliation, toward dignity
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
"Humiliation is the most important obstacle to a post-predatory era for humankind."
Robert W. Fuller
Former President, Oberlin College
"A world without humiliation dignifies us all."
The first step in positively changing a conflict is to protect
the dignify of our adversary.
"No" to war means "yes" to listening to everyone -- no exceptions.
Creating a home, school, office, neighborhood, nation, then world where every human being feels truly valued and respected.
This is expressed well in:
Dignity for All:
How to Create a World without Rankism
By Robert W. Fuller and Pamela A. Gerloff
Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 2008, 86 pages
Dignified people experience changes of heart.
Everything changes, freeing reciprocal empathy, releasing intellect and imagination once paralyzed by fear, programmed for individual survival.
"The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind."
Frank Lloyd Wright
HOW IN THE WORLD
WE INFLUENCE THE WORLD
1. What difference do I make, as one person in a big world?
2. How can our local example affect people far away?
Here is one story of many on Earth.
Many of you have your own.
In 2009, the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo, Calif -- a handful of U.S. residents --. air-mailed to Nigeria 60 gift sets of its how-to, inspirational documentary DVDs for attendees in Africa at the October INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON YOUTH AND INTERFAITH COMMUNICATION: Building Bridges through Interfaith Dialogue and Citizen-to-Citizen Collaboration -- http://interfaithdialogue.cfsites.org/ .
The grassroots videos were DIALOGUE AT WASHINGTON HIGH, and PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp -- http://traubman.igc.org/vids2007.htm .
February 2010 -- across the ocean and many time zones -- a new era of interfaith Dialogue began across old lines -- bridging chasms, closing distances, dignifying Nigeria and all of us.
SEE PHOTOS at:
New Interfaith Dialogue
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