Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.
Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).
An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.
Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.
(2/09/18)Ronald S. Kraybill
Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!
This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.
(1/09/18)Marvin E. Johnson
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.
(12/08/17)Peter T. Coleman
This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.
(11/10/17)Daniel Ben-Zvi, Michael Young
The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.
This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.
(10/27/17)Ronald S. Kraybill
An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Studies of the human response to conflict have confirmed that at the level of our body the response is the same as the human response to stress.
On July 13, 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed an Apology Law.
(9/22/17)Peter T. Coleman
This article is part of a series based on the ideas of Morton Deutsch.
What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the relevance of ADR to religion.
(9/06/17)Todd Jarvis, Aaron Wolf
This is a book review by Todd Jarvis of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron Wolf.
(8/18/17)Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch
This article describes ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.
Like other mediators and arbitrators, I work in the gray zone of human affairs, the interstitial area between hard positions, contending oppositions, and powerfully different assertions about what is “the truth.”
"The blame is theirs. The lesson for us is that America’s hostage negotiation strategy is broken."
(7/28/17)Robert Bergman, Jonathan Ewing
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