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Humphrey Fellows Training and Ongoing Learning Resources

Peace Builders Training now has educational resources to support Humphrey Fellows when they return to their countries. Read more. The video below explains more about the training.

New Book Highlights Energy of Conflict and Trauma

Mark Umbreit's latest book, Dancing With the Energy of Conflict and Trauma: Letting Go, Finding Peace in Families, Communities & Nations, is now available. This set of stories about healing and reconciliation shows how people have learned to "be" with the energy of conflict and trauma in ways that help them find deeper peace. Examples draw from Mark's family and his work with people both nationally and internationally.

More information and how to purchase (PDF).

Film on the Energy of Forgiveness and Restorative Dialogue

Picture of people holding handsIn partnership with the Fetzger Institute in Michigan, Mark Umbreit co-produced a new film with Emergence Pictures, Being With the Energy of Forgiveness: Lessons from Former Enemies in Restorative Dialogue. Featured are cases where victims of serious crimes and communities in conflict have found ways to move forward in life.

See flyer for details. View the film on YouTube.

Article Explores Language of Energy

In his article, "The Energy of Conflict and Conflict Resolution: More Than a Metaphor," Ted Lewis considers why facilitators talk about blocked and released energies. Is it possible that profound conversations "from the heart" literally talk about our physical hearts as the primary place where emotional energies are stored, released and transformed? Read the article (PDF).

New Blog on Islam and Restorative DialogueIslam and Restorative Dialog blog

This new blog forum is a place for positive stories about Islamic-related resolution processes to be logged and stored. We hope the stories will spread widely and provide not only information about where and how peacemaking dialogue is happening, but also provide inspiration for others. Read the blog.

Mark UmbreitPeace Takes Practice

Read about Professor Mark Umbreit's passion for his work and how he uses conversation to make peace.

New RJ Association Sees Fast Growth

Become a member of the new National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ). For more information, visit the website at:

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