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Healing Trauma

To move forward we must face the past.

Finding a Way Home
by Carolyn McConnell
Help for veterans returning home from Iraq. How have they been changed by their experience?
Spare the Rod
by Riane Eisler
It's not coincidental that throughout history the most violently despotic and warlike societies have been those in which violence, or the threat of violence, is used to maintain domination of parent over child and man over woman.
Love and Resistance in Wartime: An Interview with Chris Hedges Love and Resistance in Wartime: An Interview with Chris Hedges
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
A veteran war correspondent draws on his years in chaotic war zones to reflect on what the young men and women fighting in Iraq face as they return home, and what war trauma means for all of us.
Finding Dignity in Exile
by Ingrid Drake
Fleeing the violence of Burma's military rulers, Shan women create a sanctuary and a power base by working together.
Old Pain, New Hope
by Sheldon Ito
More than a hundred years after it helped overthrow the Queen of Hawaii, the Congregational Church musters the courage to face its past and apologized for the church's role in “the unprovoked invasion of the Hawaiian nation.”
Freedom Sings
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
An interview with Harry Belafonte.
Just Listen
by Leah Green
The Compassionate Listening Project is a reconciliation effort based on the ideas of Gene Knudsen Hoffman, a Quaker peacemaker. Participants are trained to listen respectfully to all sides of the conflict, with a goal to build the international constituency for Mideast peace while offering a practical tool for conflict resolution.
Second Chance For Black Farmers
by Carol Estes
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
Making Amends
by John Bond
Making Amends by John Bond - Australia Journey of Healing
Peace Trees, Vietnam
by Gay-Wynn Cooper
Although public opinion has turned against the use of landmines, a large number remain active, a lethal reminder of wars long over. One group of Americans and Vietnamese are removing landmines and restoring an indigenous ecosystem ...
Compassionate Listening
by Kari Thorene
US peace activists discover the power of listening and dialogue for Jewish/Palestinian reconciliation.
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