Marshall Rosenberg, PhD has been effectively mediating conflicts throughout the world for more than 40 years. His method, Nonviolent Communication, has brought together warring factions as diverse as Irish Catholics and Protestants, Rwandan Hutus and Tutsis, Israelis and Palestinians as well as families and communities in conflict.
His method is simply to enable both parties in conflict to listen with empathy to the authentic feelings and needs of the “other” without the need to blame and judge. Things can change when we feel heard as humans.
To those attending the SSBPF meeting on July 4, we will be watching a related youtube that Robert selected. (I don’t want to share it because I want it to be fresh for all of us at the meeting. I haven’t watched it through yet either! I will provide that link after.)
The film clips assembled in this brief introduction are taken from a much larger documentary film project on finding human-to-human, heart-to-heart common ground beyond the realm of fixed beliefs. Please visit: BeyondBeliefFilm.org.
Published on Jul 29, 2010