Facilitated Dialogue

U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is a component of the Department of Justice. As America’s Peacemaker, CRS provides facilitation, mediation, training and consultation services to communities in conflict—enhancing their ability to independently prevent and resolve future conflicts.  Since 1964, CRS has served as a force for conciliation and peace in communities fraught with racial tension […]

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National Disabled Law Students Association

The mission of the National Disabled Law Students Association (“NDLSA”) is to support disabled legal professionals before, during, and after their legal education to increase the number of attorneys with disabilities and other historically excluded identities within the profession. NDLSA facilitates peer networks across the country, coordinates advocacy alongside disabled law students, and provides resources

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Community Dialogue

Polarization and deep political and social divides are affecting families, communities, school boards, businesses, and governments at the local, state and federal level.  Those divides are not narrowing as mid-term elections approach, the Supreme Court issues immensely consequential decisions, and high profile congressional and prosecutorial investigations unfold (to say nothing of continuing discord around racial

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Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration

For over 25 years, the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) has assisted public agencies as a neutral forum and state-level resource for accessing quality services, proven programs, and national knowledge-based networks for dispute resolution, consensus-building and public engagement. In 2013 MOPC was established as the Program Administrator of the Community Mediation Center Grant Program

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Cornerstone CoHousing

Cornerstone Village Cohousing Community is a 32-unit residential community in North Cambridge. It is an owner-occupied intentional community, meaning that housing is designed and built with input from the residents, and buildings are clustered around a central common area, including a community dining room where residents may share meals. Meetings are run by consensus and

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Ono Academic College

Ono Academic College has enlisted HNMCP students research issues around Israel’s mandatory national and military services in the armed forces, which causes considerable internal conflict in the country and creates hierarchies of citizenship. Informed by their research, students will conduct a stakeholder assessment and facilitate dialogues among Ono students affected by the issue.

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Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace is dedicated to the pursuit of lasting peace by helping high potential youth in regions of conflict develop effective leadership in peace-building. There are more than one hundred NGOs devoted to conflict resolution and peace-building in Israel and Palestine that, while having similar or shared missions, have little to no coordination or communication between organizations. SoP has contracted HNMCP to map the scope of the peace-building community and make recommendations on a consensus-building process for organizations to leverage their individual strengths to positively impact each other’s work and their broader goals.

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African Community and Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE)

ACEDONE was founded in 2002 to provide support to Boston’s East African community and families as they integrate into American society. Tensions between old world and new can exacerbate the already challenging teen/parent relationship. ACEDONE has enlisted HNMCP to report on the underlying causes of such tensions in the Somali community, and to recommend techniques and develop a curriculum for effective conflict management.

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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has traditionally required congregations to cover 100% of the health insurance premiums of clergy and lay employees. This policy has been questioned of late and the conversation has become divisive, indicating that deeper issues than simply financial exist and are obstacles to good decision making. HNMCP students will facilitate a series of conversations to help surface the various interests, begin a deeper conversation about possible options, and produce a report for the wider community on its findings and analysis.

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