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Acknowledgment and its role in the reconciliation process

One of the things that I have run across time and again is the power of acknowledgment. I think it is incredibly important for humans to feel acknowledged, but it is frequently overlooked. It is explored in art, literature, psychology, anthropology, and religion extensively. It comes up in highly successful programs among victims and perpetrators here in the US (I just saw another headline that those who commit crimes are far less likely to be repeat offenders if they have been required to make… Continue

Added by Johanna Silverthorne on October 30, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Anna Baltzer and Dr. Mustafa Barghouti on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: An interesting look at US media and reactions to open discussion about Israel and Palestine

A few months ago I was privileged to meet Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American woman working for peace among Israelis, Palestinians, and their supporters, and sharing information that is difficult to find in the US. Her presentation was completely in alignment with what I had personally observed during my travel in Israel and the West Bank. She is compassionate toward all who are suffering, and all who are confused about the issue, and her presentation was clear, detailed and disarming. I was deeply… Continue

Added by Johanna Silverthorne on October 29, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

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