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Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day author.

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

In the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), a dispute arose when four tribes each wanted the honor...

By Akbar Kabani
Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals author.

Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals

Each of us is on a spiritual journey.  We live in a materialistic world, but we also have a spiritual...

By Larry Gaughan
Lessons from the Iroquois author.

Lessons from the Iroquois

In 2008, Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., the parent company of Mediate.com, proudly published Peter Adler’s "Eye of the Storm Leadership:...

By Peter Adler
Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation? author.

Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation?

Mediators are peacemakers. We are trained to provide an organized, safe place for couples to address their conflicts. In that...

By Laurie Israel

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the...

By Jason Dykstra
The Four Questions Of Anger author.

The Four Questions Of Anger

Getting upset is something we all do. It’s a part of our humanity. Because our anger causes us to start...

By Lester L. Adams
Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts author.

Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts

Family conflicts are a natural phenomenon.  Disputes within the family are a part of the basic human lifecycle and create...

By Denisha Shah
ADR and Religion author.

ADR and Religion

From the ADRAC blog here.What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the...

By Shirli Kirschner
Spirit of Dialogue – Book Review author.

Spirit of Dialogue – Book Review

In the “spirit of full disclosure”, I have known Aaron Wolf, the author of The Spirit of Dialogue, since 2002....

By Aaron Wolf, Todd Jarvis
Mediating in the Shadow of Faith:  Personal Beliefs, The BATNA Analysis, and Dealmaking author.

Mediating in the Shadow of Faith: Personal Beliefs, The BATNA Analysis, and Dealmaking

(Note:  This is a fictional story based on fact.  Quotations are used for literary purposes and do not reflect actual...

By Gregg Relyea
Embracing Imperfection: One Aspect of Eastern Philosophy that Strengthens the Mediator author.

Embracing Imperfection: One Aspect of Eastern Philosophy that Strengthens the Mediator

Modern psychology is rich with a tradition of mechanistic reductionism.  In this tradition, phenomena are broken down into metaphysical properties...

By Joshua Neuder
What does Faith have to do with Mediation? author.

What does Faith have to do with Mediation?

During this week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish people declare that “The Book of Life” is still...

By Jan Frankel Schau
Principles and Practices of Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam – The Case of Morocco author.

Principles and Practices of Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam – The Case of Morocco

In the past years, the share of countries participating in any type of conflict has risen to be the highest...

By Claudia Maffettone

Practicing Forgiveness, Holding Boundaries

Several months ago, a friend asked me how one goes about practicing forgiveness with respect to someone who persists in...

By Jason Dykstra
Convincing Violent Groups to be Non-Violent – Video author.

Convincing Violent Groups to be Non-Violent – Video

John Paul Lederach describes discussing alternatives to violent conflict with groups who felt powerless and that violence was their only...

By John Paul Lederach

Carrying the Pain: A Mediator’s Journey

I remember lying on my bed, imagining myself in a fetal position, caught by the pain of the minister who...

By Jason Dykstra

A Rabbi-Mediator’s Meditations on The Binding of Isaac

"Rabbi Shimon ben (son of) Gamliel said: On three things does the world endure: justice, truth and peace, as the...

By David Steiner
Shining a Light on the Quiet Revolution of Mediation author.

Shining a Light on the Quiet Revolution of Mediation

Jan Frankel Schau's Mediation BlogThis weekend begins the festival of Chanukah. For eight days, Jewish families light candles and celebrate...

By Jan Schau
How Can We Help in Major Social Conflicts, If At All? author.

How Can We Help in Major Social Conflicts, If At All?

Indisputably I have gotten emails from dispute resolution colleagues asking what we, in Missouri’s dispute resolution center, might do (or...

By John Lande
Our Peacebuilding Pope author.

Our Peacebuilding Pope

  The Pope, a rabbi and an imam…sounds like the beginning of a very funny joke but last week was...

By Andrea Schneider
Sacred DR Story–The Wise Woman of Abel of Beth-maacah author.

Sacred DR Story–The Wise Woman of Abel of Beth-maacah

Indisputably Another story from Charlie Pillsbury of Quinnipiac: There’s a sacred ADR story in the Second Book of Samuel, which...

By Andrea Schneider
Outwitting Cognitive Dissonance author.

Outwitting Cognitive Dissonance

Meredith Mediates by Meredith RichardsonWe like to believe that we are rational beings who make rational decisions. Sometimes, we are....

By Meredith Richardson
(Instrumental) Reconciliation Without (authentic) Forgiveness (and Social Justice): A Recurrent Paradox in Political Conflicts author.

(Instrumental) Reconciliation Without (authentic) Forgiveness (and Social Justice): A Recurrent Paradox in Political Conflicts

Please see the PDF of the complete article, attached below.After a conflict between communities or nations has been led to...

By Ricardo Padilla
Torch Bearers in Mediation author.

Torch Bearers in Mediation

Goals, predictions, vision statement. Frame it in any manner, what stakeholders are looking for is the fulfilment of the promise...

By Uma Ramanathan
Negotiation Lessons from the Book (not the Film) of Exodus author.

Negotiation Lessons from the Book (not the Film) of Exodus

Introduction The recent film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” has sparked some renewed interest in the actual written record of those...

By John Wade
Faith is Becoming a Hot Topic in Mediation. Are You Ready? author.

Faith is Becoming a Hot Topic in Mediation. Are You Ready?

I raised the question in a past blog, what is Faith-Based mediation and why is it important? The answer, if...

By Leslie Short

Reflections on Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

This is a book review of Everything is Workable:  A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution by Diane Musho Hamilton. A...

By Doris Tennant
Lessons from Jerusalem, Part II: The trouble with false assumptions author.

Lessons from Jerusalem, Part II: The trouble with false assumptions

Dispute Settlement Counsel by Michael Zeytoonian. I wanted to continue the theme from my last Blog post about the Sea...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Lessons from Jerusalem: What Attitude Do We Bring to our Conflicts? author.

Lessons from Jerusalem: What Attitude Do We Bring to our Conflicts?

Dispute Settlement Counsel by Michael Zeytoonian. In August, 2014, I spent 12 days in Jerusalem and other parts of Israel....

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Mediators, Transformed and Untransformed author.

Mediators, Transformed and Untransformed

The French have a wonderful term for a common phenomenon: déformation professionelle.  Similar to the saying, “If your only tool...

By Richard Barbieri

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