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Conflict Resolution

Conflict Mediation Across Cultures

Conflict Mediation Across Cultures

Pathways And Patterns

BY DAVID W. AUGSBURGER
Conflict is hard enough without mixing cultural differences into it. Add culture as a component, and you have different interpretations of values, different expectations of behavior, different metaphors for conflict - Is it a contest or a dance? Is it creative or destructive? Augsburger's little book, which interweaves folktales, stories, and proverbs from around the world with practical discussion about managing cultural issues in conflict, is considered by many to be the classic work on this topic.

Souvenir Press 1992 310 PP. Paper

$25.00 (in stock)

Conflict Resolution Therapy ( Elf Self Help )

Conflict Resolution Therapy ( Elf Self Help )

BY JULIETTE GARESCHE, R W ALLEY
With 38 thoughts on Conflict resolution, each illustrated by an "Elf" picture this is a cute but useful tome. When conflict does arise, it can be a struggle to find common ground. Conflict Resolution Therapy defines some basic skills to respectfully listen to one another's perspectives and work toward mutually beneficial solutions to our problems. If we know how to deal with conflict constructively, we can come out of these discussions stronger, and with a deepened sense of trust.

One Caring Place 2010 42 PP. Paper

$4.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Conflict Resolution K-2

Conflict Resolution K-2

DIDAX
The ability to identify and resolve conflict is an essential skill that can be taught at an early age. This series of titles provides a framework to help teachers and students develop the skills necessary to manage and resolve conflict in a variety of everyday situations.

World Teacher's Press 2004 80 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Ending Cycles Of Violence  2

Ending Cycles Of Violence 2

Kenyan Quaker Peacemaking Response To 2007 And 2013 Elections

BY JUDY LUMB, DAVID ZAREMBKA, KATHY OSSMANN, JOE OSSMANN
Ending Cycles of Violence: Kenyan Quaker Peacemaking Response after the 2007 & 2013 Election documents the many efforts of Friends to bring about peace and prevent any recurrence of that violence. This book presents a brief history of Kenya to explain the causes of the violence, tells the stories of what Friends experienced in the midst of the violence and their response to that violence. Over the past four years many people have been reached by Friends' humanitarian relief, counselling, and the ongoing AVP and HROC work. This new edition has extra chapters about the 2013 election

Produccicones de La Hamaca 2013 187 PP. Paper

$18.00 (in stock)

The Friendly Classroom For A Small Planet

The Friendly Classroom For A Small Planet

A Handbook On Creative Approaches To Living And Problem Solving For Children

BY PRISCILA PRUTZMAN
A classic, sadly out of print. This book outlines a program addressing the roots of conflict and violence among children and offers suggested activities, exercises and games to help build self-esteem, cooperative behavior, and conflict resolution skills. It is designed for the elementary classroom. Included are a table of contents, a bibliography and an index.

NSP 1988 Paper

$15.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Friends At The Bar

Friends At The Bar

A Quaker View Of Law, Conflict Resolution, And Legal Reform

BY NANCY BLACK SAGAFI-NEJAD
George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, admonished his followers against "going to law." In this fascinating, wide-ranging book, a Quaker lawyer explores the relationship between Quakers and the American legal system and discusses Friends' legal ethics. A highly influential group in the United States, both for their spiritual ideals of harmony, equality, and truth-telling, and for their activism on many causes, including abolition and opposition to war, Quakers have had many noteworthy interactions with the law.

SUNY 2012 254 PP. Paper

$24.95 (in stock)

The Joy Of Conflict Resolution

The Joy Of Conflict Resolution

Transforming Victims, Villains And Heroes In The Workplace And At Home

BY GARY HARPER
The rapid rate of change in the workplace and among families often leads to conflict and confrontation which can undermine productivity and poison relationships. The Joy of Conflict Resolution helps readers understand conflict and why it arises through the lens of the "drama triangle" of victims, villains and heroes. In an accessible, engaging and light-hearted style that uses stories and humor to explore potentially emotionally charged situations, it provides proven and practical skills to move beyond confrontation to resolve conflicts collaboratively.

New Society Publishers 2004 208 PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

Just Policing, Not War

Just Policing, Not War

An Alternative Response To World Violence

BY GERALD SCHLABACH
Recommended for Gathering Workshop #22. If War Is Not the Answer, Then What Is? (Stephen McNeil.) Gerald Schlabach has proposed just policing theory as a way to narrow the gap between just war and pacifist traditions. If the world can address problems of violence through a police model instead of a conventional military model, there may be a role for Christians from all traditions. He invited scholars representing Catholic, Mennonite, and other traditions to respond to this new idea and address a number of key questions on implementation and responses to threats like terrorism and genocide.

Liturgical Press 2007 255 PP. Paper

$20.00 (in stock)

The Little Book Of Strategic Negotiation

The Little Book Of Strategic Negotiation

Negotiating During Turbulent Times

BY JAYNE SEMINARE DOCHERTY
Most books on negotiation assume that the negotiators are in a stable setting but what about those far thornier times when negotiation needs to happen while other fundamental factors are in violent change, from deciding which parent will have custody of their child while a divorce is underway; bargaining between workers and management during the course of a merger or downsizing to establishing a new government as a civil war winds down.

Good Books 2005 90 PP. Paper

$4.95 (in stock)

The Little Book Of Cool Tools For Hot Topics

The Little Book Of Cool Tools For Hot Topics

Group Tools To Facilitate Meetings When Things Are Hot

BY RON KRAYBILL
Some subjects seem too hot for a group to discuss sanely, but this book shows how to help people hear each other when they feel like shouting; how to focus on the issues at stake rather than having a war of personalities; how to employ actual practices for better understanding (interviews, small-group discussions, role-reversal presentations); and how to move a group toward making a decision that all can honestly support. Cool Tools is rich in anecdotes and practical how-to for any group faced with tension-filled decision-making.

Good Books 2006 90 PP. Paper

$4.95 (in stock)

The Little Book Of Dialogue For Difficult Subjects

The Little Book Of Dialogue For Difficult Subjects

A Practical Hands-on Guide

BY LISA SCHIRCH AND DAVID CAMPT
The word "dialogue" suffers from over-use, yet its practice is as transforming and as freshly hopeful as ever. Authors Schirch and Campt demonstrate dialogue's life and possibilities in this clear and absorbing manual: "Dialogue allows people in conflict to listen to each other, affirm their common ground, and explore their differences in a safe environment."

Good Books 2007 80 PP. Paper

$4.95 (in stock)

The Little Book Of Conflict Transformation

The Little Book Of Conflict Transformation

BY JOHN PAUL LEDERACH
The author prefers the word transformation to resolution. This book incluces all the key ideas and thinking in how to transform a conflict - how to end something destructive and create something desired. Lederach examines both the long and short term and avoids idealism in favor of practical detail.

Good Books 2003 64 PP. Paper

$4.95 (in stock)

Making Peace With Conflict

Making Peace With Conflict

Practical Skills For Conflict Transformation

EDITED BY CAROLYN SCHROCK-SHENK AND LAWRENCE RESSLER
A thoughtful, clear and spiritually grounded overview of the various techniques needed to address conflict productively. "The authors [of these essays] are vigorous in their representation of conflict as an important part of our spiritual journey, calling on us to respond with a willing and faithful practice of our best abilities. . . . Making Peace with Conflict offer[s] the most comprehensive, [the] most relevant to Friends, and [the] overall best nonacademic conflict resolution overview within a single cover." - Chel Avery for Friends Journal

Herald Press 1999 199 PP. Paper

$14.99 (in stock)

The Mediator's Handbook

The Mediator's Handbook

BY JENNIFER E. BEER AND CAROLINE PACKARD
Presents a time-tested, adaptable model for helping people work through conflict. Updated to incorporated recent practice and thinking in a step-by-step process beginning with the mediator's first contact with the parties through forging an agreement. Long a popular textbook in universities, high schools, and training programs, this book is also a valued desk reference for professional mediators and a down-to-earth guide for managers, teachers, and anyone working with clients, customers, volunteers, committees, or teams.

New Society 2012 194 PP. Paper

$29.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Natural Conflict Resolution

Natural Conflict Resolution

BY FRAN DE WAALS, FILLIPO AURELI
Aggression and competition are often assumed to be the natural state of affairs in both human society and the animal kingdom. Yet, as this book demonstrates, our speciesand others rely heavily on cooperation for survival. Inclu des essays by 52 authors with backgrounds in both human andanimal behavoir, as well as brief discussion of Quaker inf luence on arbitration in colonial America. Also addresses the cultural, ecological, cognitive, emotional and moral p erpectives of conflict resolution. "It makes one see conflict resolution among humans through a new and fascinating lens. This is a landmark contribution!" - William Ury

University of California Press 2000 409 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook

Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook

A Practical Guide For Individual, Group Or Classroom Study

BY LUCY LEU
Learning Nonviolent Communication is like learning a whole new language. This Companion Workbook helps you put these skills into practice. Shows how to create a safe, supportive group learning environment. Has activities, exercises and facilitator suggestions.

PuddleDancer Press 2003 210 PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

Peacemaking  Circles And Urban Youth

Peacemaking Circles And Urban Youth

Bringing Justice Home

BY C BOYES-WATSON

Paper

$20.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Quakers In The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict

Quakers In The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict

The Dilemmas Of Ngo Humanitarian Activism

BY NANCY GALLAGHER
When war broke out in Palestine in 1948, The UN asked AFSC to provide humanitarian relief to Arab refugees in Gaza. AFSC also sent volunteers to work in Israel, where they hoped to serve both Arabs and Jews. Its goal was repatriation of the refugees and conciliation and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. As eyewitnesses to some of the major events of the conflict, the AFSC volunteers came to understand it better than most outsiders at the time. By examining these early efforts at peacemaking and assistance, historian Nancy Gallagher has uncovered essential insights for today's peacemakers, human rights activists, and humanitarian NGOs.

American University in Cairo Press 2007 240 PP. Cloth

$29.95 (in stock)

A Small Share In History

A Small Share In History

A Quaker Initiative In Eastern Europe

BY JOHN AND DIANA LAMPEN
British Friends John and Dian Lampen describe visiting Belarus and Ukraine between 1991 and 2004, as they emerged from the Soviet Union, sharing methods of creative conflict handling in schools and inter-active classroom approaches; and working in Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to 2012 with civil society groups which were trying to forge a positive way forward after the civil wars.

West Midlands Peace Education Project 2013 31 PP. Paper

$7.00 (in stock)

Spirited Living

Spirited Living

Waging Conflict, Building Peace

BY SIMON FISHER
In the 2004 Swarthmore Lecture, Simon Fisher draws on his extensive cross-cultural conflict transformation work, bringing new tools to address all levels of conflict, with challenging ways to live out the Quaker Peace Testimony in the here and now.

Britain Yearly Meeting 2004 144 PP. Paper

$9.00 (in stock)

Students Resolving Conflict

Students Resolving Conflict

Peer Mediation In Schools (2nd Edition)

BY RICHARD COHEN
The second edition of this great resource by Quaker Richard Cohen. His experience is that if you give students the power to take control of situations and some training they can resolve even large scale conflicts peacefully. This is a step by step guide to designing, implementing, and operating a successful peer mediation program at school.

Goodyear Books 2005 283 PP. Paper

$19.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Sweet Fruit From The Bitter Tree

Sweet Fruit From The Bitter Tree

61 Stories Of Creative And Compassionate Ways Out Of Conflict

BY MARK ANDREAS
These are fascinating stories of how real people dealt with conflict situations - from wartime to the broken down car - by responding in unusual and creative ways that most of us would never think of. Some stories are intensely moving, some funny, some startling or surprising. They take place in the community, the workplace, the schoolyard, and the backyard. These stories show how each person came face-to-face with a challenge and found their own unique way to meet it. There are no recipes here, no set of steps-just raw experience unfolding with a richness that will keep you on the edge of your seat through the last page.

Real People Press 2011 302 PP. Paper

$16.50 (in stock)

The Unequal World We Inhabit

The Unequal World We Inhabit

Quaker Response To Terrorism And Fundamentalism

BY PAUL LACEY
Are all terrorists religious fundamentalists? How can pacifists respond to devastating violence? These and other challenging questions are at the heart of Paul Lacey's text as he explores Quaker response to both terror and fundamentalism. He acknowledges the evil and devastation caused by terrorist acts, but argues for a more nuanced understanding of what might drive people to kill indiscriminately. Alive to the urgency of the challenges posed by terrorism and violent clashes of beliefs, Lacey does not shrink from criticizing faith and religion when they stand in the way of peace. This was the 2010 Swarthmore Lecture.

Quaker Books 2010 106 PP. Paper

$16.00 (in stock)

When Blood And Bones Cry Out

When Blood And Bones Cry Out

Journeys Through The Soundscape Of Healing And Reconciliation

BY JOHN PAUL AND ANGELA LEDERACH
Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. This book tries to show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. With equal measures of insight and compassion. When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities. P,Oxford University Press

2011 288 PP. Cloth

$24.95 (in stock)

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