Table of Contents

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue
Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution

Foreword, by Daisaku Ikeda vii

Dialogue: An Introduction, by Peter N. Stearns 1

SECTION ONE: EDUCATION

1. Identity, Race, and Classroom Dialogue, by Steven D. Cohen 25

2. Listening and Dialogue in Educators’ Reflective Practice, by Bradley Siegel and William Gaudelli 39

3. The Presence and Role of Dialogue in Soka Education, by Jason Goulah 55

4. Dialogue and Agency: Educating for Peace and Social Change, by Monisha Bajaj and Ion Vlad 71

SECTION TWO: PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

5. Compassion in Dialogue, by Bernice Lerner 89

6. Bringing Out the Best in Oneself and Others: The Role of Dialogue in Daisaku Ikeda’s Peacebuilding Practice, by Olivier Urbain 105

7. The WISE Model and the Role of Self As Observer in Genuine Dialogue, by Meenakshi Chhabra 121

8. Values, Dissonance, and the Creation of Shared Meaning, by Gonzalo Obelleiro 135

SECTION THREE: CONFICT RESOLUTION

9. Dignity Dialogues: An Educational Approach to Healing and Reconciling Relationships in Conflict, by Donna Hicks 155

10. Changing the Conversation: Emerging Better Dialogue Practices Through Four Lenses, by Mark Farr 171

11. Dialogue and Mutual Recognition: The Practice of Interreligious Encounters, by Andrea Bartoli and Charles Gardner 187

12. Modes of Peacemaking Dialogue, by Susan H. Allen 203

13. Dialogue and Demographic Complexity, by Ceasar L. McDowell 217

Conclusion, by Peter N. Stearns 233

Works Cited 237

Index 255

Author Biographies 267

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