A Path Forward

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NCRC empowers people to transform cultures. We believe that all people have a deep desire for peace. When given the tools necessary to communicate effectively and a safe space to listen and be heard people can work together to find common solutions to their most pressing problems. For nearly 40 years, by using training, community dialogue and restorative practices, NCRC is leading the way on A Path Forward through the most challenging issues of our time.

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A gunman opened fire on April 27, 2019, during prayer services at the Chabab of Poway. One person was killed and three others injured, including the rabbi. Just six weeks later, NCRC held a first-in-the-nation forum, gathering faith leaders from around the country,... those who had also suffered hate-filled violence, to ask, “Where do we go from here? What can we learn from others who experienced similar trauma? How do we grow stronger from this experience?”

The panelists – from Pittsburgh, Charlottesville, Oak Creek and Charleston – all repeated the same advice: get to know people who are different from you and show up when they are suffering.
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Responding to the call, NCRC launched A Path Forward dialogue series, bringing diverse members of the community together to meet each other, create relationships, listen deeply and discover ways to move forward together. The series continues to engage many thousands throughout the region.

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On Memorial Day 2020 a different kind of violence struck the nation. George Floyd, a Black man, was killed in Minneapolis by a white police officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes. The world was horrified, and millions took to the street to protest persistent and systemic racial injustice....The incident and its aftermath have all taken place in the midst of the worldwide novel coronavirus pandemic. Due to the virus, communication and social interaction are very different. All aspects of life changed—home, school, work and throughout the community—suddenly and dramatically.

Again, people across the nation are asking important questions: “Where do we go from here? How do we get there? What can I do?”

The National Conflict Resolution Center is uniquely qualified to help find answers to these questions. The path forward through injustice, intolerance, uncertainty and violence is found working together, getting to know people who are different and showing up when they are suffering. NCRC provides the training, skills and facilitated dialogue necessary for this essential work.

NCRC has committed its full resources in a comprehensive response to the current crisis. We’re facilitating the courageous conversations necessary to heal and repair harm. We’re helping create new and lasting relationships between diverse people and communities. We’re bring people together to find common solutions to challenging problems so communities will not only rebuild, but build better.
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