Religion

Milwaukee Church Bankruptcy Headed to Mediation

“A federal judge ordered mediation Wednesday in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s bankruptcy case, saying she believed it was the best bet for resolving the hard-fought case and keeping more money from going to lawyers rather than sexual abuse victims.”

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Mediation with Deep Jewish Roots

Aaron, brother of Moses, was called a pursuer of peace (rodef shalom) and is recognized as Judaism’s first mediator.  Mediation is deeply rooted in Judaism under laws of compromise and justice known as p’shara.

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Principles of Faith-Based ADR

A boy and a girl shuffle along, stalked by the shadow of poverty, disease, violence, and death. They are on their way to work at their father’s shop; but it’s doubtful they’ll even make the short distance, let alone work in the shop for the day.

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Clergy Abuse Victims


A couple of victims speak about their frustrating quest for adequate compensation for their emotional suffering: “Documents released this week by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee provide some of the first details on settlements paid to clergy sex abuse victims in southeastern Wisconsin. They show a few victims received large sums, but most did not — and many received nothing.”

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Higher Mediation with New Pope Francis


President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has hinted that the newly elected Pope, Mario Bergoglio, (a fellow Argentinian) could help mediate the disputed Falkland Islands which Great Britain and ARgentina both claim sovereignty over.

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World of Religions

There are numerous religions all around the world. This poster shows the worldwide distribution of the five major religions, including atheism, within different continents. It is always relative to the population of each continent.

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Community Comes Together Without Politics


The day before election day, 150 gathered in a Catholic Church not for one last political rally but instead for an interfaith service. Rev. Jonathan Ahnquist of the First Lutheran Church of West Barnstable was prompted by “anxiety about how turbulent our country is” and about the hostility between extreme views and unwillingness to come together.

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Mediation Call in Gay Clergy Row


Dr Peter Jensen, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, notes that the failure to reach a solution is a “shames” and “urges the Kirk to mediate with the congregation, the first full body of traditionalist minister and parishioners to leave en masse over the issue of gay clergy.”

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Dealing Effectively With Religious Fundamentalism


Albert Levis MD, Normative Publications, will present information on a scientific breakthrough which examines the unconscious as a measurable conflict resolution process. Essentially, “Analysis of patterns that repeat, of any sample of creativity, led to understanding the unconscious as the formal organization of emotions. We know this order as the plot and the moral of stories.”

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Catholic Church Offers Holistic Approach to Victims


Survivors of sexual abuse by clergy and the Archdiocese of San Francisco have created the “first-of-its-kind” policy on how to engage and empower in the healing process. The policy titled “Healing the Wounds of Clergy Sexual Abuse” was created by design in collaboration and not negotiation. The new program offers a wellness program with counseling and mediation and offers mediation in lieu of a litigated lawsuit to help address claims.

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