Posts Tagged ‘Conflict resolution’

  • Reflections on attentional violence

    Reflections on attentional violence

    December 3rd, 2014 | Expressive Change | Undine Whande | 1 Comment

    Most of us are probably familiar with Johan Galtung’s ‘typology of violence’. As a peace researcher Galtung is known for developing the term and theory of structural violence. The concept of structural violence dawned on him while seeing the victims of poverty in India. People were suffering and yet the cause […]

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  • Calling in

    Calling in

    November 2nd, 2014 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | No Comments

    This provocative essay on Black Girl Dangerous sheds light on how the oppressive social patterns that we’re trying to change ‘out there’ inevitably live inside us and our social movements, no matter how hard we try to chase them out. Author Ngọc Loan Trần invites fellow activists to engage with these patterns more consciously and lovingly in order to be a stronger force for change.

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  • Sounding


    February 24th, 2011 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson | 4 Comments

    The most catalytic organizational practice I’ve encountered lately is humblingly simple. It involves nothing more than pausing in the middle of a meeting or discussion and going around the room to hear from each person how they are actually experiencing the issue at hand – right now, in the moment. It seems like an obvious […]

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  • Moving our practices upstream

    Moving our practices upstream

    January 11th, 2011 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson & Tana Paddock | No Comments

    Here’s a 2,500 year old practice that might be worth something : ) We found a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s classic book Being Peace in the Kufunda library. In it he talks about an interesting practice that Buddhist monks use to begin any conflict resolution process.  The entire community sits together, breathing, smiling, and […]

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