Category: Spirituality

Write Your Own Script author.

Write Your Own Script

The woman was distraught. Her son had set out to that place called America, where the streets were “paved with...

By Mordechai Rhine
Conflict Resolution and Religion author.

Conflict Resolution and Religion

This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other...

By Amanda Rumsey
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Sulha, Community Mediation ? author.

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

Sulha, Community Mediation “Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”  By Elahe Amani, NAFCM Associate Member and member...

By Elahe Amani
Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice author.

Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice

“The function, the very serious function of racism, . . . is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you...

By Kenneth Cloke
A Mediator’s Reflection on Meditation author.

A Mediator’s Reflection on Meditation

The pandemic has turned our world upside down. India lies crushed under the second wave of Covid-19 – with thousands...

By Shantha Chellappa
Are They Crazy?  No, Just Human author.

Are They Crazy? No, Just Human

This article was published in the Detroit Legal News on March 2, 2021.In last month’s ADR Spotlight my PREMI colleague,...

By Richard Hurford
ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations author.

ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations

It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote...

By Martin Rosenfeld
Bridging the Gap Between Us author.

Bridging the Gap Between Us

Republicans and democrats have historically been divided by their strongly held belief systems. In the wake of recent events regarding...

By Maria Shanks
Should Employment Matters with Religious Connotations be Dealt with in Court or by Mediations? author.

Should Employment Matters with Religious Connotations be Dealt with in Court or by Mediations?

This article focuses on a specialized class of employment law and human rights issues where there an overlap exists between...

By Ariel Kirzner, Bruce Ally
Culture and Religion, Evaluating Mediation Approaches: A Case Study author.

Culture and Religion, Evaluating Mediation Approaches: A Case Study

This document will analyze a conflict scenario with respect to the conflict’s candidacy (suitability) for mediation. Various types of mediation...

By Dr. Gary Clayton
Thought Synergy Trajectory in Conflict Management author.

Thought Synergy Trajectory in Conflict Management

                       BETWEEN THE FACT AND NON FACT IS THE CONFLICT-...

By Uma Ramanathan
Spiritual Side to Mediation author.

Spiritual Side to Mediation

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference at www.mediate.com/Mediation2020. Zena Zumeta speaks to the spiritual dimension...

By Zena Zumeta
What Would Gandhi Do? author.

What Would Gandhi Do?

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution.While...

By Eileen Barker
Referring Church Conflict to Mediation author.

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

Conflicts are not unknown in faith communities. Interpersonal church conflicts too often are destructive, with damaging fallout. Uninvolved leaders find...

By Wayne Plenert
Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession author.

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

Dispute Settlement Counselby Michael Zeytoonian.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. – Matthew 5:9 Earlier...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce author.

Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce

When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children. But, when it comes to children of divorce...

By Vicki Shemin
Conflict in the 21st century-  a revised look at our biology author.

Conflict in the 21st century- a revised look at our biology

“According to many stress researchers, as well as historians, modern biological formulations of stress can be traced back to a...

By Julie Brams, Michelle Brenner
Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day author.

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

In the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), a dispute arose when four tribes each wanted the honor...

By Akbar Kabani
Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals author.

Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals

Each of us is on a spiritual journey.  We live in a materialistic world, but we also have a spiritual...

By Larry Gaughan
Lessons from the Iroquois author.

Lessons from the Iroquois

In 2008, Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., the parent company of Mediate.com, proudly published Peter Adler’s "Eye of the Storm Leadership:...

By Peter Adler
Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation? author.

Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation?

Mediators are peacemakers. We are trained to provide an organized, safe place for couples to address their conflicts. In that...

By Laurie Israel
Spirituality of Conflict Transformation author.

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the...

By Jason Dykstra
The Four Questions Of Anger author.

The Four Questions Of Anger

Getting upset is something we all do. It’s a part of our humanity. Because our anger causes us to start...

By Lester L. Adams
Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts author.

Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts

Family conflicts are a natural phenomenon.  Disputes within the family are a part of the basic human lifecycle and create...

By Denisha Shah
ADR and Religion author.

ADR and Religion

From the ADRAC blog here.What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the...

By Shirli Kirschner
Spirit of Dialogue – Book Review author.

Spirit of Dialogue – Book Review

In the “spirit of full disclosure”, I have known Aaron Wolf, the author of The Spirit of Dialogue, since 2002....

By Aaron Wolf, Todd Jarvis
Mediating in the Shadow of Faith:  Personal Beliefs, The BATNA Analysis, and Dealmaking author.

Mediating in the Shadow of Faith: Personal Beliefs, The BATNA Analysis, and Dealmaking

(Note:  This is a fictional story based on fact.  Quotations are used for literary purposes and do not reflect actual...

By Gregg Relyea
Embracing Imperfection: One Aspect of Eastern Philosophy that Strengthens the Mediator author.

Embracing Imperfection: One Aspect of Eastern Philosophy that Strengthens the Mediator

Modern psychology is rich with a tradition of mechanistic reductionism.  In this tradition, phenomena are broken down into metaphysical properties...

By Joshua Neuder
What does Faith have to do with Mediation? author.

What does Faith have to do with Mediation?

During this week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish people declare that “The Book of Life” is still...

By Jan Frankel Schau

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