Conference Notice: “ENGAGING THE OTHER” – The Power of Compassion


Richard Moore

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Conference Notice

International Conference on

The Power of Compassion

October 26-29, 2006      Kalamazoo, Michigan USA

An international, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference

examining concepts of "The OTHER" from a universal, cross-cultural 
perspective to promote wider public dialogue about concepts of "Us 
and Them"

Sponsored by
Common Bond Institute
Co-sponsored by
HARMONY Institute,
the International Humanistic Psychology Association
the Fetzer Institute,
and Western Michigan University

Supported by a growing international list of universities and organizations


<>  for full details

PROGRAM COMPONENTS  (within a 3 1/2 day schedule):
   >  5 Plenary Speakers
   >  5 Plenary Panels
   >  26 Concurrent Sessions
   >  3 Daily Conference-wide Facilitated Dialogue Groups
   >  Evening Cultural programs and Community activities
   >  E-conference links to Satellite Locations at universities and

         institutes in the US and various countries to expand an inclusive

         global dialogue.
   >  E-dialogues and E-working groups, created during the conference
         as themes emerge, to continue the dialogue process beyond the
         conference and lead into future events.
   >  Media Exhibits and Events


Huston Smith, Sam Keen, Marianne Williamson, Archbishop Elias 
Chacour, Maureen O'Hara, James O'Dea, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Abdul 
Aziz Said, Eyad El Sarraj, Ruchama Marton, Sen. John Vasconcellos, 
Jamal Dajani, David Michaelis, Geshe Gendun Gyatso, Rabbi Tirzah 
Firestone, Don Edward Beck, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Joseph Montville, 
Aftab Omer, Aisha Gray Henry, Jeffrey Mishlove, Lee Mun Wah, Stanley 
Krippner, Paul VonWard, Sharif Abdullah, Gorka Espiau, Ihsan 
Alkhatib, Satsuki Ina, Marilyn Youngbird, Ahmad Hijazi, Ohad Bar 
Shalom, Steve Olweean, Alexander Badkhen, Mark Pevzner, Gay Barfield, 
Marvelene Hughes, Deborah Koff-Chapman, Mukti Khanna, Josh White Jr., 
Steve Fabick, Bruce Gibb, Elza Maalouf, David Schoem, A T Miller, 
Robert Oppenheimer, James Macsay, Lewis Gover, Anna Rodina, Hana 
Hasan, Alvaro Cedeno, Wendy Woods, Charles Behling, LaRon Williams, 
Elizabeth Barton, Ilham Al-Sarraf, Anna Badkhen, Gemma Bulos, Brenda 
Rosenberg, Kate Runyon, Sharon Lowe, Jane Dutton, Margaret Warner, 
Sandy Heierbacher, Shadia Kanaan, Robert Small, Paul Clements, 
Mushtaq Luqmani, Laurie White.


   >  Raise the level, depth, and breadth of public dialogue and 
awareness on core issues. Examine dimensions and dynamics of "The 
OTHER" on individual and group levels, and consider how enemy 
identity is formed, perpetuated, and manipulated, including 
fear-based belief systems, negative stereotypes, projection, 
prejudice, and scapegoating. Explore concepts through psychological 
(intra-personal & inter-personal), sociological, cultural, 
anthropological, historical, philosophical, & spiritual perspectives.

   >  Identify and compile fundamental questions, dilemmas, and 
implications for further deep inquiry and examination

   >  Tap our shared wisdom and compassion as a community - from the 
local to the global - in developing practical applications.

   >  Formulate findings to make available to all

PARTICIPATION: The conference brings together key presenters and 
participants from around the world. The event is open to the public.


   Dates:             October 26-29, 2006  (Thurs. night to Sun. afternoon)

   Location:        Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - Radisson Plaza Hotel

   Program:        Posted on-line, and also available by Email on request.

   Registration: On-line, or contact CBI directly
   CEC:               Continuing Education Credits available

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For Information and Registration, CONTACT:
Steve Olweean, Director, Conference Coordinator
12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034
Ph/Fax: 269-665-9393     E-mail:  •••@••.•••

Program, registration, site information, and full details available 
at Website: <>

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