teacher, activist, global citizen
Edited By Rita Verma
Part Four: International Contexts and Global Citizenship 237
• P A R T F O U R • International Contexts and Global Citizens • C H A P T E R E I G H T E E N • The Dialogue Project: Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Marcia Kannry David Bohm on dialogue: Dialogue is a stream of meaning flowing among us and through us and between us. And this shared meaning is the “glue” or “cement” that holds people and societies together. Guidelines for Dialogue TURN OFF CELL PHONES 1 No interruption 2 Time limit (no one dominates) 3 Speak from the I—I feel, I had an experience which helps me know this, feel-this, believe this. When I heard Susan say_____, I felt _____, because_____. 4 Confidentiality—No one is quoted by name out of the room. We may discuss that we are in a dialogue and someone said something interesting, but no names. 5 Active and Reflective Listening Active—to be present, to hear with out preparing a response. To take in. To silence our background conversation. Reflection—Check in, reflect what you heard the other person has said, and ask that person if you got it right, the intent as well as the words. 6 Generous listening—listening for the emotions and naming the emotions of the speaker so they feel truly heard and acknowledged; their experience is their experience and it is sacred and real for them. •BE THE CHANGE• 240 Transformative Dialogue—Stretching Our Insides— Changing Our Reality Who and What On New Year’s Day, 2007, I traveled to...
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