- by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
Many of the Circle Principles meant to promote dialogue where everyone is included and heard have to do, naturally enough, with not interrupting, making sure all voices are included, and working towards consensus whenever possible. One of the principles says that when in doubt, invite silence. Your own, that is.
Peace X Peace not only promoted these principles for years but studied them, used them, honed them. Now I rebel!
I have a mad desire to interrupt, …
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- by Mary Liston Liepold
“Where are the moderate Muslims? Why don’t we hear from them?”
It’s a question we hear frequently from people in our own neighborhoods, even though Peace X Peace has been showcasing Muslim peacebuilders, among many others, since its founding in 2002. Two kinds of developments make the question especially timely now: a recent rash of real and attempted “terrorist” attacks, and a cluster of decisions by European groups and governments that seem designed to suppress Muslim identity.
In an April 2009 survey of 1,000 US adults conducted by …