“Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”
As a society, we have not resolved many enduring disputes, or convinced each other, or even discussed them intelligently, but ended up instead screaming at one another, clashing violently, and being prepared to manipulate, and even jettison the entire democratic process if it doesn’t back the candidates and policies we support.
The pandemic has turned our world upside down. This is our reminder to continue to look for peace in the midst of the turmoil.
The strategies and practices neutrals pursue to meet the psychological behaviors of people in conflict are central to an understanding of the effectiveness of mediation and various negotiation techniques utilized by mediators in helping parties resolve their dispute.
It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.
(12/07/20)Ariel Kirzner, Bruce Ally
This article focuses on a specialized class of employment law and human rights issues where there an overlap exists between matters of creed or religion and the legal relationship. In heterogeneous societies, people will disagree, sometimes passionately and fundamentally, over socio-politics, economics, spirituality and other beliefs and conduct.
Republicans and democrats have historically been divided by their strongly held belief systems. In the wake of recent events regarding racial injustice, many republicans and democratic lawmakers have attempted to come together to find common ground on the increasingly important social issue of racial injustice.
This document will analyze a conflict scenario with respect to the conflict’s candidacy (suitability) for mediation.
"Between the Fact and Non-Fact is the Conflict," this statement is so blatantly simple that one wonders why we have not been able to dwell on this and recognize that this pulsating split second wonder can have appalling or astounding consequences.
Zena Zumeta speaks to the spiritual dimension of the work she does - how helping people learn how to respectfully and effectively be a part their workplace and family is a sacred task.
While the rewards are great, working as a mediator can be very challenging. We are called upon to help people navigate some of life’s most difficult problems. I sometimes think: If I could seek guidance from any wise person, past or present, who would it be?
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
(12/23/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian
"If you want to make peace with your enemy then work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." ~ Nelson Mandela
When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.
(10/26/18)Michelle Brenner, Julie Brams
It does seem, as we move comfortably into the 21st century, that the earth and the inhabitants within are in constant process of adaption.
This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.
This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.
In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.
Within the church or synagogue setting, mediation can be very useful if individuals or groups are having disputes or differences of opinion.
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.
(12/15/17)Lester L. Adams
If we are to ever have greater success at resolving our disagreements with each other, we have to deal with the destructive anger that causes us to start disagreements, fuels the flames of opposition, and keeps us fighting each other even when we have a way out of conflict.
The article is about general foundations and principles of family
conflicts in relationship to mediation focus. The
overall article is a summary study in 10 steps for family conflicts
through mediation process.
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.
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This is a fictional story based on fact, teaching an example about mediation.