Healing Dialogue: Facilitation successes and tools
28 January 2018
"Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being."
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)
French philospher and Jesuit priest
"Sometimes, all that is needed to ease the door open for a broader conversation is to first listen."
~ Rebecca Wolle (Eugene, Oregon USA)
"I should sell my tongue and buy a thousand ears."
~ Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)
Muslim Sufi mystic
quality of listening-to-learn is one of the great acts of love and of
Dialogue communication transforms victims and perpetrators alike from furious to curious.
Successful Dialogue humanizes, dignifies, and brings people closer -- strengthening family, creating community, and ending war.
Dialogue changes relationships -- and thus the balance of power -- toward equality.
Like swimming, Dialogue's ideal entry point is not into deep water, with difficult issues.
Dialogue best begins with extraordinary listening to one another's personal narratives -- people's life experiences, what has meaning for them.
Getting to know the other human being, we experience that "an enemy is one whose story we have not heard."
Participants begin to want the best not only for self but for each other more equally.
To begin 2018, for your long-term library we offer a small sample of (1) successful experiences and (2) how-to tools -- fruits of 25 years of Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue in California, USA.
To encourage and serve your own actions, several hundreds more of successful domestic and international outreach initiatives are preserved for you at http://traubman.igc.org/dg-prog.htm and in Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish-Palestinian_Living_Room_Dialogue_Group
1. Facilitation Successes
2. How-to Tools
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California State University, San Marcos (2014)
Georgetown University (2002)
Granada Islamic School (2016) Story & Listening as Entry to Interfaith Relationships & Community Building http://traubman.igc.org/islamicschooldialogue.pdf
Mercy High School (2009) Junior Class Reconciliation Dialogue
Junior Class Dialogue at Mercy High, Burlingame -- http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AbtmbJq0aMlEOc
Notre Dame de Namur University (2006 then 2017)
Campus Dialogue (2006)
Commencement Address (2017)
University of California, Berkeley (2010) Crossing Cultural Lines
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (2009)
Fresno, Callifornia, USA -- Crossing Lines in Fresno California
Houston, Texas, USA (2008) - A Call to Dialogue
San Mateo, California, USA (2010 then 2017)
Popcorn & Film Evening
Crossing Lines in San Mateo
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Global Video Bridge (2015)
Israelis and Palestinians (2003-2007) Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemaker Camps
Korean-Japanese Skype-Facilitated Youth Reconciliation Dialogue (2013)
Nigerian Religions and Tribes (2010)
Jos Youth Interfaith Dialogue (2010 onward)
Bauchi Interfaith and Tribal Engagement (2010 onward)
Trans-Asian Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation (2017)
== 2 ==
A. GRAPHICS AND SYMBOLS
Dialogue vs. Usual Communication (13 languages)
Dialogue and Change (English, Hebrew, Arabic)
Human Relationship-deficiency Virus (HRV)
Crossing Lines in Fresno (2009) 29-min documentary
DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future (2010) 65-minute documentary
Dialogue at Washington High (2007) 42-minute documentary
PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp
C. FACILITATOR & TEACHER RESOURCES
Dialogue vs. Debate
Frequently Asked Questions About Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue
90-120 minute experience
Camp and Classroom Activities for Relationship Building (Illustrated)
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This message is on the Web at https://traubman.igc.org/messages/710.htm
Hundreds of other success stories are preserved at https://traubman.igc.org/messages.htm