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Should parents shield their children from the plethora of day to day violence?

Below are excerpts from Frida Barrigan’s piece “Should We Shield our Kids from a Violent World?” For the full article: http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/should-children-remain-blissfully-unaware-of-the-violent-world-around-them/   ———————————————————————– “Since she entered kindergarten last fall, our violent and unpredictable world has pressed in close. In December, … Continue reading

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Oakland high schools utilize restorative justice ideas in an effort to address Oakland’s high rates of violence. Eric Butler, whose sister was killed by her Boyfriend, is excerpted below: Mr. Butler, who grew up in a vast segregated housing project … Continue reading

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An apology goes a long way

Often those with political clout seem to display a sense of aversion towards public apologies, however examples like this show apologies can be and often are remarkably effective. http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/51026118#51026118 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/03/22/yes-netanyahus-apology-to-turkey-is-a-very-big-deal/

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“I’m sorry” Libya and the Muslim world

We at the Wisdom, Mediation and Dialogue Foundation want to offer our condolences to the families of the Ambassador to Lybia, Chris Stevens, and his three colleagues killed by a “mob in the tragic events of this last September 11. … Continue reading

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Event: In Search of a Non-Violent Future

  Free entertainment: three separate musical and spoken-word performances, beer, wine and food. Guests, if they wish, will have the opportunity to offer “I’m sorry” statements while being videotaped by WMD members and volunteers (scripts/prompts will be available on table … Continue reading

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