MEPEACE Chat - April 11

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MEPEACE Chat - April 11

Time: April 11, 2010 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: MEPEACE chat (
Event Type: chat workshop, chat, live chat, live discussion, signs and symbols, symbols, peacebuilding, language, peace language, mutual language, exclusion
Organized By: Dialogue Team
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2010

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Event Description

In our current three workshop series we are exploring "Signs & Symbols" in the peace context. Can these elements be interpreted as "symbols of conflict" or "symbols of peace" ?

In the first two events (on March 14 and March 28) we talked about different meanings of symbols and how these differences affect co-existence. Now we invite you to the third and last one of this workshop series. Our topic will be:

Language: A Symbol of Exclusion or the Way to Understanding?

This will be an opportunity to talk about a specific kind of symbol, "language". How do we communicate? How do we deal and how should we deal with the obvious language barriers we encounter not only in the Middle East, but, too, in Europe or other parts of the world? Is it only the language barrier that makes mutual understanding a task so hard to achieve?

Language, something considered as a mutual tool of communication, can be both constructive and destructive through one's choice of the way for using it. Thus, it can play a major role within a wide range of human relations, so needless to say, peacebuilding activities.

The leading questions for this workshop are:

In what ways does language act as a symbol of exclusion?

How can we create a mutual language and finally learn to understand each other?


Please note that the event will start on Sunday, 11 April at 20.00 Jerusalem time.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please don't hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to your participation on Sunday!

The Dialogue Team
Cigdem Yilmazer, Jessica de Souza, Johanna Silverthorne & Oliver Haack

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Comment by اسامه محمد on April 12, 2010 at 5:26pm
عينوا ظمائركم ووضفوا طاقاتكم فالسلام يحتاج للعطاء و يحتاج الى عظماء
Comment by Sacred Space on April 12, 2010 at 3:46pm
I am sorry I could not attend. I am temporarily over extended .. yoga studio opens this month and several big projects.

I think you might be able to utilize Humanity Healing and possibly check the "ambassador program" for some of your project listing and support.

Gary Roche is the Executive Director in charge of this new IA Program.
Our complete list of our executive team members can be reviewed here:
Exec Team

If anyone from this group is interested in becoming an Ambassador to represent your geographical area and to add your projects to our global listing please complete the following:

You can apply, to include your project of HDO in our DIRECTORY

If this is of interest to you, send me (for our records) an application with these information:

1. Your name and address
2. Official Contact (email)
3. A brief explanation of your project
4. URL address of the website if you have one.
Comment by Dan Moody on April 11, 2010 at 9:33pm
is anyone on?
Comment by Oliver Haack on April 11, 2010 at 4:48pm

the event will take place in the MEPEACE Chatroom at 20.00 Jerusalem local time.
Comment by Narine Melikyan on April 11, 2010 at 1:54pm
Leila, in Israel now is 13:54pm, you're welcome to chat and that will forward...
it will be in chat room
Comment by Leila Perez on April 11, 2010 at 1:00pm
Again, I am confused about the time

April 11, 2010 from 8pm to 9:30pm --- where?

I am in Israel and now is 12:59 pm

Pls, can somebody clarify for me?
Comment by Maryan Hassan on April 11, 2010 at 12:34pm
Hello everybady, though am travelling by that time will join you if i reach my place before you end the discusion.
Comment by Eyal Raviv on April 11, 2010 at 10:10am
Looking forward.
Comment by Taso Frantzis on April 8, 2010 at 3:31pm
Hi everyone, unfortunately I will be on a plane during these talks and therefor unable to be on this call. Please accept my apologies. There is another one on 9:30pm my time (sydney, australia) I might be able to get on that conference late.

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