What stories have you heard that have transformed your life? This is a fundamental question underlying the StoryCorps project. With the mission “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world,” the project invites people from all over the United States to share their stories. Continue reading
Check out the World Peace Library‘s over 300 audio recordings of inspirational stories and lectures. Global peacebuilders, social change leaders, scientists, Indigenous elders and spiritual mentors share their insights on various peace topics ranging from inner peace to international peacebuilding. How might you use these materials in your class?
Here is a useful resource for those of us who are English language instructors and would like to introduce the different ways that English is spoken around the world in our classrooms. This list is by no mean comprehensive in the least, but it is a small smattering of the different types of voices speaking … Continue reading
In my internet research wanderings, I came across an interesting, albeit a few year old blog post on the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation website. In the post, “Using Stories to Build Peace: An Experience of a Lifetime,” Edward Chinhanhu recounts his experience presenting at the Storytelling for Peacebuilding Workshop at the Royal Bafokeng Institute in Thailand in … Continue reading
In the article Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy, John Coleman writes the impact of empathetic listening on leadership. In most societies, listening with empathy has to be learned and practice. Learning a new language is an opportunity to acquire communication skills such as empathetic listening and enhance learners’ leadership abilities. Thus article … Continue reading