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)

    https://beyondwarnw.org/listening/

"I should sell my tongue and buy a thousand ears."

~ Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)

    Muslim Sufi mystic

Dialogue's quality of listening-to-learn is one of the great acts of love and of healing.
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


Today
1.  Facilitation Successes
2.  How-to Tools


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Facilitation Successes

A.  CAMPUSES

California State University, San Marcos (2014)
http://traubman.igc.org/sanmarcosdialogue.pdf

Georgetown University (2002)
http://traubman.igc.org/gtown.htm

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)
http://traubman.igc.org/class.htm
Commencement Address (2017)
http://traubman.igc.org/ndnu2017address.pdf

University of California, Berkeley (2010) Crossing Cultural Lines
http://traubman.igc.org/calnight.htm


B.  CITIES

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (2009)
http://traubman.igc.org/charlottenight.htm
Photos
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AbtmbJq0aMlERk

Fresno, Callifornia, USA -- Crossing Lines in Fresno California
http://traubman.igc.org/vidfresno.htm

Houston, Texas, USA (2008) - A Call to Dialogue
https://traubman.igc.org/houstonevening.htm

San Mateo, California, USA (2010 then 2017)
Popcorn & Film Evening
http://traubman.igc.org/eveningprogram2010.pdf
Crossing Lines in San Mateo
http://traubman.igc.org/sanmateocrossinglines.htm


C. NATIONS

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeriaivorycoast.htm

Democratic Republic of Congo
http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeriadrcongo.htm

Global Video Bridge (2015)
http://traubman.igc.org/light2015.htm

Israelis and Palestinians (2003-2007) Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemaker Camps
http://traubman.igc.org/camp2007.htm

Korean-Japanese Skype-Facilitated Youth Reconciliation Dialogue (2013)
http://traubman.igc.org/korea-japan.pdf

Nigerian Religions and Tribes (2010)
Jos Youth Interfaith Dialogue (2010 onward)
http://traubman.igc.org/nigeria2010.htm
Bauchi Interfaith and Tribal Engagement (2010 onward)
http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigerianorth.htm

Trans-Asian Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation (2017)
http://traubman.igc.org/koreaconference2017.pdf

 

== 2 ==
How-to Tools

A.  GRAPHICS AND SYMBOLS

Dialogue vs. Usual Communication (13 languages)
http://traubman.igc.org/dialoguecommunication.htm

Dialogue and Change  (English, Hebrew, Arabic)
http://traubman.igc.org/changechartsall.pdf

Human Relationship-deficiency Virus (HRV)
http://traubman.igc.org/nigeriahrv.pdf

B.  VIDEOS

Crossing Lines in Fresno (2009) 29-min documentary
http://traubman.igc.org/vidfresno.htm

DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future (2010) 65-minute documentary
https://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeria.htm

Dialogue at Washington High (2007) 42-minute documentary
http://traubman.igc.org/vidschool.htm

PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp
http://traubman.igc.org/vidcamp.htm

C.  FACILITATOR  & TEACHER RESOURCES

Dialogue vs. Debate
http://traubman.igc.org/dialogue-debate.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions About Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue
http://traubman.igc.org/faq.htm

Facilitator Guidelines
90-120 minute experience
http://traubman.igc.org/vidschoolguide.pdf
55-min experience
http://traubman.igc.org/engagingtheother.pdf

Camp and Classroom Activities for Relationship Building (Illustrated)
http://traubman.igc.org/campacts.pdf


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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