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The Future of ADR: Professionalization, Spirituality, and the Internet

In this summer's ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine just out, mediation visionary David Hoffman takes the long view of our collective...

By Geoff Sharp
Congregational Conflict: Preparation For Resolution author.

Congregational Conflict: Preparation For Resolution

Everyone who is either trying to resolve conflict in his own life, or assisting others with settling their differences is...

By Lester L. Adams
Christian With Muslim Religous Dialogue author.

Christian With Muslim Religous Dialogue

From the Small Claims Courts blog of Leo Hura. Muslim Religious Leaders outlined a basis for dialogue by presenting examples...

By Leo Hura

The Bystander

The folks at the Orange County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force in Vermont dedicate their efforts to prevention, intervention...

By Eva Zimet
The Significance of Emotional Engagement in Conflict Management author.

The Significance of Emotional Engagement in Conflict Management

The ability to emotionally engage with an individual or group is a significant factor in establishing a constructive and helpful...

By Dale Eilerman
Encouraging  Forgiveness author.

Encouraging Forgiveness

During your lifetime, you have seen and experienced the great pain and suffering that people are going through because of...

By Lester L. Adams
Christians Religious Leaders Responding to Muslim Letter; Can Mediator’s fail to be involved? author.

Christians Religious Leaders Responding to Muslim Letter; Can Mediator’s fail to be involved?

From the Small Claims Courts blog of Leo Hura.There are significant responses by Christians and others to the Muslim to...

By Leo Hura
The Economist Chimes in to Support the Critical Role of Religion in Conflict Resolution – Can the Mediation Community Fail to be Involved? author.

The Economist Chimes in to Support the Critical Role of Religion in Conflict Resolution – Can the Mediation Community Fail to be Involved?

From the Small Claims Courts blog of Leo Hura. As we strive to gather support for a mediation community based...

By Leo Hura
God’s Role In Mediation And Conflict Resolution author.

God’s Role In Mediation And Conflict Resolution

As a mediator, I am sure that you have had this situation come up. The mediation has been going on...

By Lester L. Adams

The Transforming Wisdom of Beyond Reason: Using Emotions As You Negotiate – Leading to An Attitude of Gratitude

The very fine book review by Jan Frankel Schau, posted here on Mecdiate.com inspired me to share the following. I...

By Charlie Hogge
The Gift of Innocence – Part 1 of Revisiting Guilt and Innocence author.

The Gift of Innocence – Part 1 of Revisiting Guilt and Innocence

From Of Seeds and Sowers, NAICR's distinguished newsletter that includes current programs, projects and tele-classes, as well as humor and...

By Barbara Ashley Phillips
Inter-religious Conflict Finds Forum For No-holds-barred Dialogue In Bangalore author.

Inter-religious Conflict Finds Forum For No-holds-barred Dialogue In Bangalore

Every once in awhile, if we are fortunate, we meet an individual that intuition tells us is destined for great...

By Diane J. Levin

Comments on Spirituality in Mediation

My last post on spirituality in mediation attracted 3 great comments from leaders of our mediation community's online discussion deserving...

By Geoff Sharp

What The Bleep Does Spirituality Have To Do With Conflict Resolution?

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution.For...

By Eileen Barker

Where Do Mediators Go to Access Intuition: Body-Wisdom Basics

Body-wisdom basics are three-fold. Awareness of three centers; head, heart and hara. Did I say "thinking?" No, let's start with...

By Jerry Green

ADR and the Talmud

The Talmud is an ancient text of the Jewish people and comprises the historical compilation of oral law, interpretations of...

By Jay H Isenberg

Overcoming Resentment

I have a tendency to hold onto a grudge. When someone has “wronged” me, I feel irritated and hurt. This...

By Trime Persinger
Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 6 of 6) author.

Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 6 of 6)

Links to the entire series Part 1 of 6 Part 2 of 6 Part 3 of 6 Part 4 of...

By Darrell Puls
Negotiating with Oneself: Ego, Id and Superego author.

Negotiating with Oneself: Ego, Id and Superego

‘A struggle in a locked, dark basement, between a homicidal sex crazed monkey and a puritanical old maid; being mediated...

By Charles B. Parselle
Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 2 of 6) author.

Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 2 of 6)

Links to the entire series Part 1 of 6 Part 3 of 6 Part 4 of 6 Part 5 of...

By Darrell Puls

Viktor Frankl’s Forgiveness

First published on www.omedia.org, republished with permission. Austrian Jewish author and psychiatrist Professor Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was a Holocaust survivor....

By Uri Paz
Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 1 of 6) author.

Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 1 of 6)

Links to the entire series Part 2 of 6 Part 3 of 6 Part 4 of 6 Part 5 of...

By Darrell Puls
The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution (Book Review) author.

The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution (Book Review)

Kenneth Cloke, The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution (Janis Publications 2006) The newest book...

By Joe Epstein
The Use and Misuse of an Avoiding Style in Conflict Management author.

The Use and Misuse of an Avoiding Style in Conflict Management

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, available from Consulting Psychologist Press identifies five conflict styles - competing, compromising, collaborating, avoiding, and...

By Dale Eilerman

Positively Different

Given that compatibility doesn’t mean sameness, pairing co-mediators with very different personalities and skills can create a team that models...

By Roberta Morris
Beyond Reason:  Using Emotions As You Negotiate (Book Review) author.

Beyond Reason: Using Emotions As You Negotiate (Book Review)

Beyond Reason: Using Emotions As You Negotiate By Roger Fisher And Daniel Shapiro 246 Pp. The Penguin Group Dealing with...

By Jan Frankel Schau
On Religion and Violence: Step Back George, Step Forth, People of Faith author.

On Religion and Violence: Step Back George, Step Forth, People of Faith

The headlines tell only part of the story: a venerated mosque decapitated in Samarra, Muslims and Christians slaughtering each other...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
The Art of Open Silence & 10 Ways to Apply It author.

The Art of Open Silence & 10 Ways to Apply It

From Of Seeds and Sowers, NAICR's distinguished newsletter that includes current programs, projects and tele-classes, as well as humor and...

By Barbara Ashley Phillips
Mediation To Raise The Spirit author.

Mediation To Raise The Spirit

It was one of the funniest “typos “ I had ever read, and one of the most apropos. I saw...

By Jerome Weiss
EQ vs IQ: Do Attorneys & Mediators need Emotional Intelligence? author.

EQ vs IQ: Do Attorneys & Mediators need Emotional Intelligence?

The story made headlines around the world last year. Crisis deepens as apology plea rebuffed. Relations between China and Japan...

By David Bogan

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