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A WAY FORWARD: Compassionate Listening and Peacemaking in Israel & Palestine

  • United Church of Christ Conference Center 140 Sheep Davis Road Pembroke, NH, 03275 United States (map)

“An enemy is one whose story we have not heard.” – Gene Knudsen Hoffman – (student of Thich Nhat Hanh; pioneer of the Compassionate Listening Project; international Peacemaker)

In this program, we will share our experiences as citizen delegates to Israel and Palestine with The Compassionate Listening Project. Many Israelis and Palestinians opened their hearts andshared their personal stories with us. Now we will share them with you.

After listening to those narratives, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss your reactions with other participants. We hope this process will open your hearts to the experiences of both Israelis and Palestinians. Our program will also introduce you to the principles and practices of Compassionate Listening, a process based on the conviction that truly hearing each other's stories – without judgment – opens the possibility of mutual compassion, understanding, and honest human relationships.

Presented By: NH Participants in the Compassionate Listening Project.
Contact: Nancy Jo Chabot, 746-5892


Earlier Event: October 11
The Gaza Strip – Personal experiences
Later Event: October 21
NENJP October meeting