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A Model of Peacemaking: Advocating for Everyone’s Needs

Roberta WallThe peacemaker or mediator is often thought of as “neutral”, impartial or encouraging compromise. Another model, based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication, is to be a vigorous advocate for a process and solutions that value everyone’s needs. A guiding principle is that everyone gets to participate in decisions that affect them. This makes it far more likely that people will willingly abide by the decisions and , of course, that the decisions themselves satisfy the range of human needs involved.

This article describes some of the inner practices that help a peacemaker truly advocate for everyone’s needs. What is the inner work that helps a peacemaker truly value everyone’s needs? Read rest of article by Roberta Wall here…

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