‘Faith-Based Mediation Workshop’ Offered by Ministry of Reconciliation

Church of the Brethren Newsline
November 14, 2007

The Ministry of Reconciliation, a branch of On Earth Peace, welcomes natural peacemakers and those interested in conflict resolution to a two-weekend “Faith-Based Mediation Workshop” on Feb. 16-17 and 23-24, 2008, at Camp Mack, Milford, Ind.

A refreshing, faithful approach to interpersonal peacemaking will be taught through a series of interactive and collaborative sessions. The workshop is designed for church leaders, pastors, deacons, members of Shalom Teams and Discipleship and Reconciliation teams, and anyone interested in introductory level mediation to help others work through their differences.

Led by Janet Mitchell, attorney-mediator and Ministry of Reconciliation practitioner, and Angie Briner, executive director of Education for Conflict Resolution, this workshop will introduce the process for mediating between individuals and provide hands-on mediation practice. Learn effective communication skills for all ages, conflict theory, how the Christian faith informs an approach to mediation, how to understand and work with style differences in communication, and mediation skills to assist those in conflict.

Cost is $275-$350 based on a sliding scale and includes tuition, lodging, meals, and materials. Commuters pay $225-$300 based on a sliding scale. Scholarships are available. Continuing education credit is available to Church of the Brethren ministers.

To register or for more information, send name, contact information, and number of participants to Annie Clark at annie.clark@verizon.net or 260-982-8595. The registration deadline is Jan. 16, 2008.

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