Posted by cmacchi in the Arcadia University Bulletin.
Dr. Bill Jacobsen, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, is preparing for a six-week trip to Rwanda where he will be one of the facilitators for the second international Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities training. Continue reading “Jacobsen Heads to Rwanda to Train Community Leaders” →
by Bonnie Sherr Klein, May-June 2011 issue of Outlook: Canada’s Progressive Jewish Magazine.
Several years ago I “came out” in this magazine about my unhappiness about the behaviour of Israel towards the Palestinians. Continue reading “The Power of the Heart: Compassionate Listening in Israel and Palestine” →
by Bill Jacobsen, June 2, 2011
This past May I had the privilege of helping to lead a delegation to Rwanda for Arcadia University. Included in the trip was an opportunity for me to offer an introduction to Compassionate Listening to a group of 18 Rwandans that included two district politicians, two headmasters, a medical doctor, a nurse and several church leaders. Continue reading “Compassionate Listening in Rwanda” →
By Frida Kerner Furman, Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, 2009-2010
excerpt: Our destination is the mayor’s office. We’ve been told that the mayor we are about to meet is a member of Hamas. I am asking myself: How can I, as a committed Jew who loves Israel and affirms its right to exist, listen compassionately to someone who shares Hamas’s commitment to the destruction of the Jewish state? Is my participation in this listening moment an act of disloyalty? Will I be able to suspend judgment and “open my heart” in order to listen to Mayor Farham al-Qaham’s story?
Continue reading “Compassionate Listening As a Path to Conflict Resolution” →
King County Bar Association: January 2011 Bar Bulletin
By John Shaffer
I recently returned from a conflict resolution training of unusual depth and dimension. It is an experience I wish for all my family and friends, co-workers and neighbors. I say “it is” because the journey this training is a part of is not over; in fact, I’d say it has hardly begun.
The resolution method is called “compassionate listening,” which is the focus of The Compassionate Listening Project, an extraordinary organization that demonstrates and teaches ways to understand conflict at its very core. I recommend a visit to its website, found at compassionatelistening.org. I also recommend contacting the organization and signing up for a training. I’ll almost guarantee a life-changing experience if you do.
Continue reading “Conflict Resolution in the “Holy Lands”” →
Interview with Leah Green by Alicia Simoni of Peace X Peace, December 13, 2010
Leah Green, founder and director of the Compassionate Listening Project, was one of three international recipients of an Honorable Mention for the Peace X Peace Community Peacebuilder Award.
During a recent interview with Peace X Peace, Leah described the work of the Compassionate Listening Project and how heart-to-heart connections may lay at the foundation of building peace.
By Marily Silverstein, New Jersey Jewish News , May 6, 2008
By Janet Tu, The Seattle Times, August 3, 2007
By Rosemary Zibart, El Dorado Sun Magazine, New Mexico, November 2004
The technique Green has developed is “creating an environment conducive to peace-building through deep, empathic listening.” However, she admits, “It is no simple thing: At times we listeners must dig deep within ourselves to move beyond our own judgments and opinions.”
Continue reading “Listening for Peace” →