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Teaching English for Reconciliation

Originally posted on chroniclesofhopekorea:
Teaching English for Reconciliation by Jan Edwards Dormer and Cheryl Woelk was recently released.  I was pleased to be able to interview them about this progressive approach to language teaching and learning that is concerned with the development of the whole person. 1) Why is reconciliation important in educational contexts? Learner-centered…

Peace on the Hill: Speaking the language of peace

Originally posted on PeaceSigns:
By Charissa Zehr As a bilingual person aspiring to be trilingual, living with a bilingual spouse, I spend a lot of time thinking about language construction and the flawed way we interpret one language into another. Words fail to describe certain feelings; idiomatic expressions refuse to be confined by Google Translate…

Seeking Forgiveness as the CELT’s Part in Reconciliation

Originally posted on The Ethical CELT:
A couple of summers ago I spent six weeks teaching in Hong Kong. The summer before, the team had found a budding English church, largely led by young adults who had either studied or spent time in the West. I was very excited to connect with a local church…

“Reconcile” by John Paul Lederach

John Paul Lederach’s Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians is now available. Much of this is also relevant for language and peace educators. Check it out!

Social Narratives and “Right Remembering”

This article on Martyr stories and right remembering highlights the Lutheran-Mennonite conversations about the history of suffering and persecution. How does language influence our collective memories? How can language learners and educators contribute to remembering rightly and walking the path to reconciliation and forgiveness?

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