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Listening to the Stranger: A Sojourn in Syria

By Virginia Baron
Fellowship Magazine, July/August 2002

“Syria is the best kept secret,” Angela Williams, UNRWA director in Syria, told us on the morning of our second day in the country-and we were already inclined to agree.

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U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich Endorses Compassionate Listening

By Leah Green, Director
The Compassionate Listening Project

A unique gathering took place on May 25, 2002 at Town Hall in Seattle Washington, attended by approximately 300 citizens.

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Compassionate Listening: A Simply Radical Approach

By Erin Geesaman
The Catalyst, July 2002

Suicide bombers. Motherless children. Tanks rolling through neighborhoods, crumbling homes to rubble. In the Middle East today, these types of events are typically considered newsworthy. You won’t likely read about something so boring as listening. However, the Compassionate Listening Project and its delegations in the Middle East is far from boring. It’s simply radical. Imagine asking a terrorist to speak his views, his wounds, his dreams, and how he came to feel this way. Imagine listening.

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Journeys Toward Compassion

By Anne Batzer
Medford Mail Tribune, May 15, 2002

Carol Hwoschinsky says she really didn’t fear for her own safety on her last trip to Israel. But then there was that one evening. It was the darkest hour of a gravid and dead-silent January night. She was all alone. Gunshots pierced through the cold. “The Israelis were out looking for terrorist,” Carol explains, wincing at the painful memory. “they were getting pretty close. It was just so upsetting.”

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Today I Was A Racial Profiler

By Laura J. Nigro ‘LJ’, Marketing Director
Jewish Federation of Portland

Shortly after noon today I stepped off the bus and invaded downtown Portland. A community peace gathering was underway on this brilliant Indian Summer day. But I had not come to join the rally per se. I had come to hunt for a certain type of person it was likely to draw.

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Just Listen

by Leah Green, with photography by Beverly Duperly Boos
Published in YES! Magazine, January 2001 issue November 2001

Download PDF of full article, with photos by Beverly Duperly Boos (1.3 mb).

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An Enemy is One Whose Story We Have Not Heard

By Gene Knudsen Hoffman

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Mill Valley Woman Documents Mission of Peace

By Karen Forni, Editor
Mill Valley Herald, May 1-7, 2001

The images are striking: A woman leaning close to press a kiss to the Wailing Wall. An elderly married couple laughing together. The photograph of a blissful baby-and the bullet hole in the wall above it.

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Path to Peace

By Larry Snider
April 1, 2001

I was privileged to be part of the March 2001 MidEast Citizen Diplomacy (now “The Compassionate Listening Project”) delegation to Israel/Palestine, led by director Leah Green. MECD leads people, (in this case about 15 Americans, one Canadian, one Hollander and an Ursaline Nun presently living in Old City Jerusalem) to Israel and the West Bank, where they learn to compassionately listen to the stories of politicians, Palestinian and Israeli peace activists and ordinary extraordinary people from all sides of the conflict.

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Lending Her Ears to a World Conflict

By Janie Har, The Oregonian (April, 2001)

Summary: A Portland State senior leads a group to the Middle East, hoping to find an avenue for peace.

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