This book on faith-based conflict transformation is an excellent resource for seminary professors, leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants. Its lessons are not limited to work in churches. A CEO of a large corporation used the circle process with his executive staff recently and called to say, “Tom, you have discovered plutonium. The process helped us get to a depth of discussion and relationship that we had never experienced before.”
In addition to the book, Porter has created a series of ten videos that gives a summary of each of the chapters that can be accessed on the JustPeace website, www.justpeaceumc.org and that can be used for reflection or group discussion.
About the author – Thomas Porter is a United Methodist minister, mediator, teacher, and trial lawyer. In addition to his work with JustPeace, he teaches at Boston University School of Theology and codirects the program in religion and conflict transformation. Porter is a graduate of Yale University, Union Theological Seminary, and Boston University Law School.
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation can be purchased at: www.amazon.com, and www.upperroom.org/
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