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Vol. XX, No.2 Winter, 2006


Nonviolent Change Journal helps to network the peace community: providing dialoguing, exchanges of ideas, articles, reviews, reports and announcements of the activities of peace related groups and meetings, reviews of world developments relating to nonviolent change and resource information concerning the development of human relations on the basis of mutual respect.




The 36th Annual O.D. Information Exchange will be May 15-19 at the Marriott Springfield Suites, 4305 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL, 60555 (630)393-0400 (888)287-9400. For more information, contact Organization Development Institute, 11234 Walnut Ridge Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 (440)729-7419,,


The 26th O.D. World Conference and O.D. Networks World Wide will be announced shortly. For details contact Don Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone above)




Jaipur Peace Foundation in collaboration with Peace Education Commission, IPRA and Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) is organizing its third international conference on Sixty Years After Second World War: Lessons for Peace Building, January 5-7, in Jaipur (Rajasthan) India. For details contact Naresh Dadhich at:, or at:,


The Second International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability is in

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, January, 9-12. This conference aims to develop an holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability. For information go to:


The Global Process Institute has organized a world-work seminar, "The Listening Land, Creating Community Where Histories Meet: An International Forum Exploring Belief Systems, Conflict and the Human Spirit," in Sydney Australia, April 27 - May 3. For information go to


14th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution (ICR): Now More Than Ever - a time for new thinking, new vision, new understanding, and new ways of relating in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent global community is May 5 - 15 in St. Petersburg, Russia (Formal conference program May 6-11), sponsored by Common Bond Institute (USA) & HARMONY Institute (RUSSIA), in cooperation with International Humanistic Psychology Association. This is a a Multi-disciplinary, Multi-cultural conference that has received support from Former President Clinton, Former President Yeltsin, St. Petersburg Governor Jakovlev, and is endorsed by over 75 leading-edge organizations and universities internationally. It is part of the Hague Appeal for Peace Civil Society Calendar, focusing on all aspects of conflict resolution and transformation, from the intrapersonal - to the interpersonal - to relationships between groups, organizations, cultures, religious traditions, and societies - and ultimately between us and other species. Submissions of proposals for presentation must be made by March 1.


During this year's ICR Conference is the 3rd Annual "Ecology of War and Peace" Youth Conference, May 5-15. Also, the "Catastrophic Trauma Recovery Project:" Immediately following the ICR Conference there will again be intensive trauma treatment training to local relief workers from regions of conflict assisting victims of war and violence. For information, proposal and registration forms, Contact Common Bond Institute, Steve Olweean, Coordinator, 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034, Ph/Fax: (269)665-9393,, full details are available at:


The 6th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations is in New Orleans, LA, June 12-15. For information go to:


The 5th Annual International Conference on Globalisation for the Common Good: East Asia and Pacific Island Communities: The Quest for Identity, Justice and Peace is at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 21 25. For details go to


The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) 21st Vi-Annual World Conference will be at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 26-30. For details contact Larry J. Fisk, Chair Organizing Committee, IPRA 2006 Conference, (403)210-3184,


The World Congress of Jews in Egypt (WCJE), with official participation from Israel and Egypt, will take place in Egypt, beginning July 3. for information contact L'Union des Juifs d'Egypte, 56 Pinsker Street, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Ph. +972-3-5285534,,


The 6th IFLAC Pave Peace, International Mediterranean Conference: Conflict Resolution Through Culture, Literature and Poetry is September 17-21 in Haifa, Israel at the Meridian Beach Hotel. For details contact, or, or

Engaging the Other: An International, Multi-cultural Conference examining concepts of "The OTHER" from a cross-cultural perspective is October 26 - 29, in Kalamazoo, MI, Sponsored by Common Bond Institute In collaboration with the International Humanistic Psychology Association, the Fetzer Institute Western Michigan University, and HARMONY Institute. For more information contact Common Bond Institute, 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 USA Ph/Fax: 269-665-9393 Email: Web:


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