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Dialogue

Why I Went to Israel

Haroon Moghul | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

I did not go imagining I would single-handedly solve anything, nor did any of us go presuming to speak for or represent Palestinians. I went to better understand, and to invest in a relationship we see far more promise in -- that between American Muslims and American Jews.

How To You Kill Your Darlings and Lose 100 Pages

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

At any rate, I managed to whittle the book down to 480 pages in three days. In doing so, here's what I learned about the art of murder by red pen...

The Internet's Dirty Secret: This Isn't Dialogue

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology
Edward Muzio

If you're in the habit of paying attention both to people who agree with you and people who disagree with you, you almost certainly know it too.

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Newsrooms and Mosques: Unity and Dialogue

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Gaia Paradiso

The Mosque of Rome is the largest Mosque of Europe and its architecture replicates and perfectly integrates itself in the heart of Italy.

Agents of Hope

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

We live in an age in which the attack on language is endemic; an age in which techniques like the filibuster have been used to effect mass dysfunction in governance and prevent people from talking to one another.

Stop Ebola With Deep Dialogue, Not Bullhorns

Tiffany Persons | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Tiffany Persons

Strangers are driving through rural regions of Sierra Leone with bullhorns, shouting instructions about how to stay safe from the Ebola virus. Their intentions may be admirable, but their tactics are probably ineffective. Loud voices do not always get heard.

'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

Paving the Way for Women's Inclusion in Palestinian and Israeli Peacebuilding

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

By unifying and mobilizing around their shared marginalization, women are forming collective partnerships capable providing a platform for women to become genuine stakeholders in their communities.

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Otto Scharmer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today.

It Is Lonely Being an Israeli Lefty

Abraham Gutman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Abraham Gutman

In Israel I am considered to be a lefty who hates his own country. In the States I'm an occupier whose every attempt to dialogue is normalizing the occupation and diminishing the Palestinian struggle.

Discussions Are Not Dialogues

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Wrong start. We need to start talking -- and listening. Nothing creates a stronger foundation for peace than feeling listened to, acknowledged, and respected.

Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

Michael Shank | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

This week, former United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) reached out to me regarding a Dear Colleague letter that he wanted to circulate to ...

Opening Doors of Dialogue, Closing Tunnels of Revenge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We have different options, but not to lose our humanity and our hope for the future, the future that we all have in our minds and hearts, of safety and security for all, we only have one resolution and one way forward: harder, but essential: peace.

3 Steps to Happiness

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Prayer can be a time of healing and recalibration. It can be a time for doubts and concerns. It can be a time when you reaffirm what you really believe is important, what you want to do with your life. The big thing is that it gives you the chance to choose the light every day.

What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

Dialogue: Hope for a Better World

Mike Schwager | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

I believe that through deep and honest dialogue and communication between cultures, races, genders, religions and ideas, mutual understanding and the discovery of our common humanity and aspirations can and will be found.

Quality Public Education + Dialogue = Democracy

Preston Smith | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Preston Smith

It doesn't matter if you're a part of a traditional district school or a public charter school. As long as we get the job done for kids and are free and available to all students, we can create the democratic safeguard President Roosevelt talked about.

Imagine a Violent World Where You Have No Military Option: What Would You Do?

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

When all else fails, consider the power and value of nonviolent resistance methodologies of the variety that Gandhi and Martin Luther King practiced.

5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Talking about alcohol with your children is never easy, but educating teens and then trusting them to make informed decisions is critical.

Power-Sharing in Ukraine

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Like other countries, Ukraine will have to consider transitional justice strategies that balance truth-telling and accountability. It will also need a plan for disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating both pro-independence fighters in Eastern Ukraine, as well as nationalist groups including Right Sector.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

Can Trust Be Life's Ultimate Enabler?

Evelyn Moore | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Evelyn Moore

Trust is the rootstock for talking and thinking with unfettered freedom and clarity. We want, and need, the element of trust softening the beach. It allows and facilitates the other important interactions and decisions in our lives to take place, and define success with the honesty it merits.

Why Your Dialogue Is Terrible

G. Doucette | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

I'm not completely positive good dialogue writing can actually be taught, but since that would invalidate the entire point of this article I'm going to try and explain some of what makes that dialogue of yours bad, and what you can do to fix it.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.