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Vol. XX, No.3                                                   Spring 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.


Upcoming Events


Compiled by Steve Sachs




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)


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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



The Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) and Counselors for Social Justice, 2006 Counseling and Social Justice conference is April 28-29, at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. For information, go to: or



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 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 Ave 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



Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute's Center for Nonproliferation Studies Fourth Annual Summer Nonproliferation Institute is June 21-25, at Middlebury College in Middlebury Vermont. This summer workshop will provide training to faculty members interested in developing courses dealing with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, or biological) and related nonproliferation policies. For information contact Martha Baldwin, Program Coordinator, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Middlebury College,,



Education for Global Citizenship: Professional Development Seminar, is June 24-July 2, 2006 in Nicaragua. For information contact:


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 workshop, "Another World is Necessary:  Justice, Sustainable Development& Sovereignty," will be held July 19-26 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, organized by the Center for Global Justice, also in San Miguel. The Workshop's aim is to understand corporate globalization and identify and develop workable alternatives to it that are just, sustainable, and respect popular sovereignty. For details go to    or call (347)983-5084.


International Institute on Peace Education 2006: “Toward a Planetary Ethic: Shared and Individual Responsibility” is July 30-August 6, in San Jose, Costa Rica. For information contact Peace Education Center, Box 171, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY  10027,,



The 2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, August 4-6, with pre-conference trainings on Thursday, August 3. For details contact the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, 114 W. Springville Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 (717)243-5144,



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


The 2006 Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference: “Who Speaks for the Common Good?” is October 5-8 at Manhattan College in New York City. Deadline for presentation proposals is May 1. For more information or to submit proposals contact Margaret Groarke, Peace Studies, Manhattan College, Bronx NY 10471 or to,


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:



The 6th Annual International Conference on an Interfaith perspective on Globalisation for the Common Good: A Non-violent Path to Conflict Resolution and Peace Making (Building a World that is Just, Free and Prosperous for all) is in Istanbul, Turkey: The City of Understanding and Reconciliation between East and West July 5-9, 2007,

With Post-Conference optional visits to: Konya (the resting place of Rumi), July, 9-11 and Smyrna, Aegean District and Bursa (the first Capital of Ottoman State), July 11-14.


For information contact the Conveners: Dr. Kamran Mofid, Founder-Convener, Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative,, Dr. Gokhan Bacik, Department of International Relations, Faith University, Istanbul, The conference has the support of Cemal Usak, Secretary General, Intercultural Dialogue Platform, Istanbul, To make a paper proposal, submit a one-page abstract of your paper, which should include a working title, the author’s discipline and field, address, institutional affiliation and email address.  Please send your abstract by March 15, 2007 to Dr. Kamran Mofid and Dr. Gokhan Bacik: and





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