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Repairing the World: A Dialogical Format for Exploring & Discussing World Problems

Intentional Living

Ethical Responsibilities in E-Mail: Creating and Forwarding E-mails

Creating dialogue and a framework for thinking about world issues -- and any issue!

What IS Relationship?

We all have moral responsibilities in what we say and what we pass on through e-mail, chain mails, etc. Some examples of what NOT to do and suggestions of how to be more conscious about what YOU are creating in the world.

Articles & resources on other sites:
(See more World Relationship Resources here)
Conflict & Dialogue  

Base Essays and Articles on Intractable Conflict

Articles on many of the factors that create intractable conflict and steps toward resolution. Some of the topics include, power, humiliation, globalization, colonization, victimhood, justice, people, communication and more. (Also have audios.)

Public Conversations Project Resources on Dialogue

Fostering Dialogue Across Divides

Promoviendo el dialogo a pesar de las diferencias

(183 pages) You can download for FREE or purchase hard copy. Includes questions about a variety of topics.
(190 pages) Puede descargar una copia (gratis) si se inscribe o puede comprar un libro.

Constructive Conversations about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

(202 pages) You can either purchase a print copy or download a free copy (free registration required) Designed specifically for use within the Jewish community.

Constructive Conversations about Challenging Times

(59 pages) Designed to assist in convening single-session 'living room' dialogues. Only available as a download. FREE

Reaching out across the Red/Blue Divide, One Person at a Time

(4 page brochure) Describes a step-by-step approach to inviting another person into a dialogue about a controversial issue FREE
Islam :  

The Place of Tolerance in Islam: On reading the Quran and Misreading it

khaledabouelfadlby Khaled Abou el-Fadl in The Boston Review (Dr. Abou el-Fadl is an Islamic jurist & professor of Middle Eastern law and Islamic studies at UCLA)

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

by Khaled Abou el-Fadl. An article in The Boston Review with responses from others.

Responses to Islam and the Challenge of Democracy:

The Priority of Politics

M. A. Muqtedar Khan

Democracy and Conflict

by Jeremy Waldron

The Best Hope

by Noah Feldman

Change from Within

by Nader A. Hashemi

Questioning Liberalism, Too

by Saba Mahmood

Too Far from Tradition

by Mohammad H. Fadel

Khaled Abou El Fadl Replies

Islam and Democracy: Special Report No. 93 David Smock, United States Insitute of Peace This link takes you to a Summary and you can download the PDF for free
Islamists in the Arab World: Dance Around Democracy Graham E. Fuller, Carnegie Papers, Democracy and Rule of Law Project. Is democracy compatible with Islam?
The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other June 2006 report from the the Pew Global Attitudes Project. Surverys attitudes in 13 nations. (Both html & pdf)
The Aga Khan's Speeches:
For more speeches, click here.
AgaKhanPrinceKarimThe Aga Khan is the leader of the Ismaili group of Shia Muslims and director of the Aga Khan Development Network.

At the "Tolerance" Prize from Germany's Tutzing Evangelical Academy

20 May 2006. Discusses the importance of a common vision.

Cosmopolitan Society, Human Safety and Rights in Plural and Peaceful Societies

12 February 2006. University of Evora, Portugal
Middle East:  


(from Just Vision) Over 100 in-depth interviews with Israeli and Palestinian civilians working for peace.
Foundations of Terrorism:  
Humiliation: Real Pain, A Pathway to Violence (Linda Hartling, Ph.D., Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley College-- Humiliation Studies
Globalization, Marginalization & Development S. Mansoob Murshed UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research
Emotions, Poverty or Politics? Misconceptions about Islamist Movements Anne Marie Baylouny, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, assistant professor
Religious Fundamentalism & Conflict Dr. Muzaffer Ercan Yilmaz, Intnl. Journal of Human Sciences.
Victimhood Sarah Rosenberg. Understanding the psychology of victimhood in conflict-resolution and peacebuilding
Effects of Colonization Sandra Marker
Ethics & The Kind of People We Are  
Touchstones of Character Strengths Paul T. Wong, International Network of Personal Meaning
International Newspapers Read about events and countries in their own words to develop more varied perspectives.

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Thousands of the world's newspapers (searchable by country, name, region, etc.)

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