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Network for Peace through Dialogue

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Practices of High Quality Dialogue

 

    DIALOGUE PRACTICES

  • Listen for Understanding—Listen with equal respect for each person.
  • Speak from your heart, as well as from your mind—speak when you are moved to make a contribution from your own experience.
  • Suspend Judgment—let go of any need to be right or have a right answer; try to suspend certainty.
  • Hold space for Differences—embrace all points of view; change the "buts" to "and"; remain open to all outcomes.
  • Slow Down—let there be spaces, silence in the dialogue.

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A Thought for All of Us

We (CIL) are convinced that people from quite different life worlds, from different countries and cultures can learn together in open confrontation. That happens when people meet each other personally with their needs and fears and longings and value horizons. Dialogue can take place: not as an uncommitted conversation or negotiating of compromises, but as the non-violent expression of interest and value conflicts. A dialogue changes everyone.

On Dialogue from our German Founding Colleagues

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