Peace Vigil: 2006 War in Lebanon

I am getting more clicks from people in the Middle East, and in particular the Lebanon, .ترحيب     welcome     קבלת פנים     I thought I would therefore recount just one bit of our local history here in the US Mid-West. During the 2006 War in Lebanon, the local Jewish and Muslim communities banded together to call for a ceasefire to end killing by both sides. For a number of weeks, every Sunday evening, Main Street was lined with people from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian, and Secular communities here, calling for a ceasefire by both sides. They came from the Synagogue, Churches and Mosque to stand together for peace in silence. Given that it was mass protest that brought down the Berlin Wall, maybe we should do this more often? The silence was amazing….


About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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