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Conference on Muslim Peace-Building

It?’s not too late to register for the 4th Annual Conflict Resolution Conference: Muslim Peace-Building after 9/11. Organized by the Islamic Society of North America, this timely event will be held in Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20. For more info, email or , call 317-839-8157 ext. 804 or 231 or register at

Added by Sandy on April 8, 2003 06:18 PM
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Articles Needed on Dialogue

NCDD member Paul Wahrhaftig () let us know that articles are needed on the role of dialogue in post-war healing for the next issue of Conflict Resolution Notes. The issue will focus on what we can do now to promote or lay the base for post conflict healing and reconciliation. Submissions should be submitted to Paul ASAP. Recommended length is 6 double-spaced pages.

The issue will look not only at healing relations between the USA and the rest of the world, but also the internal divisions in the USA as we fight the current war. Where does dialogue fit in both now and after the conflict? Go to to get a feel for the style of the publication.

Added by Sandy on April 1, 2003 05:10 PM
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Blue Buttons Promote Dialogue

NCDD member Paul Wahrhaftig sent us a copy of a fascinating article entitled "Artist's blue buttons ask Americans to talk about Iraq," suggesting that we build on the artist's idea. Nancy Hwang, a 31-year-old Manhattan artist, has been distributing plain blue metal buttons. The buttons have no words on them; "they're a symbol of dialogue. They mean 'let's talk - about Iraq.'" The buttons are blank to make a point: that people need to talk to each other about the Iraqi crisis rather than just display their views on a button. The buttons are available for free in some New York galleries, at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (, whose mission is to be a vital forum of discussion about art and society.

Added by Sandy on March 31, 2003 05:00 PM
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Background Info
????Links to Iraq Data
????Public Opinion on the War
????Analysis at
????Public Opinion on Protest & Patriotism
????Terrorism & Nonviolence
????Peace-Oriented Resources

D&D Guides on Iraq/Foreign Policy
????SCRC Post-War Discussion Materials

D&D Programs on Iraq
????Art Meets Dialogue in Richmond Event
????Online "Rotisserie" on the War
????Online Deliberation About the War
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????By the People: America in the World
????Discussion at
????DWCW Online Forum

Discussion & Exploration
????Resources on this Forum have been Converted
????Please Use the Links on the Right
????Feedback Needed about Iraq Dialogue
????Ideas/Thoughts About This Forum?

Encouraging Youth D&D
????ESR?’s Revised Guide for Parents & Educators
????Univ of Michigan Resources for Teachers
????PoliTalk to Host Online Student Conference
????United Youth Int?’l Fosters Online Dialogue
????YouthNOISE Helps Youth Communicate
????Global Kids Conference on War & Peace
????Best & Worst Things to Say to Kids

Opportunities & Ideas
????Conference on Muslim Peace-Building
????Articles Needed on Dialogue
????Blue Buttons Promote Dialogue

Others Encouraging D&D
????ACR Calls for Dialogue
????Egyptian Intellectual Encourages Dialogue

Tips and Resources for Facilitators
????Resources at Co-Intelligence Inst. Site
????U.S.-Iraqi Youth Dialogue Video
????PCP Dialogue Guide
????Study Circles Discussion Guide
????National Issues Forum Guide
????Overview of Conversation Café Model
????NCDD?’s List of D&D Organizations & Programs
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