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In this episode of the public radio program Speaking of Faith, (from their website): “Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. At the same time, he stresses, science is also revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we’ve perhaps given...
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In this post from the pop culture blog Videogum.com, blog author Gabe Delahaye remarks on the unusually civil debate among two comedians who have a famous (among “comedy nerds”) feud about the authorship of their jokes. The relatively well-mannered scene took place in a recent episode of Louis C.K.’s highly-regarded series, Louie. Warning: the scene...
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“Resolve” comes out the third Friday of every month, and highlights aspects of the conflict resolution process we use with clients. Catch up with these .pdfs of the first, second, and third issues, and look for future editions in the Sentinel!
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CRC co-sponsors Together for a Safer Santa Cruz, declaring ‘as a community that we want to work together in transparent and solution-focused collaboration for a healthy and safe Santa Cruz County. Here is news of forums on the subject, April 10th and April 24th: Download PDF.
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Our Executive Director, Shauna Mora, secured a generous grant to help with her focus on collaborating with other area organizations to make our mediation and training services a go-to resource for all communities in the county. APTOS – Three area community foundations have partnered for the first time to create a grant program that will...
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NPR’s Fresh Air featured an interview this week with a ‘violence interruptor’ in Chicago’s streets, and a filmaker who documented the efforts of Cease Fire, the organization that trains and deploys interruptors. One key factor in CeaseFire’s mediation: that the mediator reflect the demographic of the people s/he’s trying to cool down. Read more, and...
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Joe Markowitz of the blog Mediation’s Place recognizes the rhetoric President Obama used in his latest press conference about federal budget negotiations and teh debt ceiling. Read his observations here.
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The mother of a victim of the 9/11 attacks — and the mother of a 9/11 attacker — find compassion for each other. See them talk about their experience here.
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A new cable show follows a violence prevention counselor in L.A. as he mediates conflicts between gangs. Will the show spark public interest in conflict resolution? Will it highlight a duplicatable method of peacemaking that could be used in other communities, or just create a cult of personality for its protagonist? Find out more about...
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In this episode of the public radio program Speaking of Faith, (from their website): “We shine a light on two young leaders of a new generation of grassroots Muslim-Jewish encounter in Los Angeles. They’re innovating templates of practical relationship that work with reality, acknowledge questions and conflict, yet resolve not to be enemies — whatever...
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