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Pathways to the Heart - Compassionate Listening

The Compassionate Listening Project is dedicated to empowering people and communities to transform conflict, cultivate resilience, and enhance their capacity to be change-makers in their lives, communities, and in the world.

A Heart to Heart: Compassionate Listening

Tali Goodfriend, TEDx Montreal

How do we find common ground with people we oppose or disagree with?  We are generally more focused on expressing our views than listening to the other's point of view.  Compassionate listening is a process we can use to bridge our differences. 

Compassionate Listening for Israeli and Palestinian Peace Leaders

Beit Jala, West Bank, Palestine

The Compassionate Listening Project began working in Israel and Palestine in 1990. In addition to our annual delegations, we've been offering trainings for Israelis and Palestinians since 1998. 

This short film brings us inside a Compassionate Listening Training for 34 peace and community leaders from Israel and Palestine. The training took place in Palestine, and was facilitated by Leah Green, founder of the Compassionate Listening Project, along with Palestinian facilitator Maha El-Taji Tahsin.

Children of Abraham

Compassionate Listening in Israel and Palestine

Twenty-two Jewish Americans travelled to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza with the Compassionate Listening Project. Children of Abraham is a 34-minute broadcast-quality documentary that chronicles this journey. The film follows the Jewish participants as they visit with and listen to Israelis and Palestinians – from leaders to refugees, and seek to understand the complexities of religious, political and human rights issues. Participants include Jewish leaders and professionals ranging from secular to observant. This beautiful documentary introduces the Compassionate Listening reconciliation model, and humanizes each Israeli and Palestinian portrayed. The film delivers a compelling message that conflict can be transformed through listening with compassion.

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A Brutal Legacy that Continues, by Scott Dickman, Concord Monitor, June 2020

Like so many others, I gasped in horror watching the video of Mr. Floyd’s protracted murder by law enforcement officers sworn to protect and defend. Listening to Mr. Floyd’s plea for help - “Please, I cannot breathe” - left me unable to dissociate Mr. Floyd’s plea from the thousands of blacks lynched and memorialized at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama. All those lynched and brutalized also could not breathe.

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A Brutal Legacy that Continues, by Scott Dickman, Concord Monitor, June 2020

Like so many others, I gasped in horror watching the video of Mr. Floyd’s protracted murder by law enforcement officers sworn to protect and defend. Listening to Mr. Floyd’s plea for help - “Please, I cannot breathe” - left me unable to dissociate Mr. Floyd’s plea from the thousands of blacks lynched and memorialized at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama. All those lynched and brutalized also could not breathe.

Continue

A Brutal Legacy that Continues, by Scott Dickman, Concord Monitor, June 2020

Like so many others, I gasped in horror watching the video of Mr. Floyd’s protracted murder by law enforcement officers sworn to protect and defend. Listening to Mr. Floyd’s plea for help - “Please, I cannot breathe” - left me unable to dissociate Mr. Floyd’s plea from the thousands of blacks lynched and memorialized at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama. All those lynched and brutalized also could not breathe.

Continue

A Brutal Legacy that Continues, by Scott Dickman, Concord Monitor, June 2020

Like so many others, I gasped in horror watching the video of Mr. Floyd’s protracted murder by law enforcement officers sworn to protect and defend. Listening to Mr. Floyd’s plea for help - “Please, I cannot breathe” - left me unable to dissociate Mr. Floyd’s plea from the thousands of blacks lynched and memorialized at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama. All those lynched and brutalized also could not breathe.

Continue

A Brutal Legacy that Continues, by Scott Dickman, Concord Monitor, June 2020

Like so many others, I gasped in horror watching the video of Mr. Floyd’s protracted murder by law enforcement officers sworn to protect and defend. Listening to Mr. Floyd’s plea for help - “Please, I cannot breathe” - left me unable to dissociate Mr. Floyd’s plea from the thousands of blacks lynched and memorialized at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama. All those lynched and brutalized also could not breathe.

Continue