Merry Christmas from Wi’am!

“Our birth is in our unity. Unity makes incarnate the message of Heaven to Earth.” Merry Christmas to all people, with love and peace, from Wi’am Center and its staff. “I will hold the Christ-light for you In the night time of your fear. I will hold my hand out to you: Speak the peace you […]

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Wi’am Christmas Message

This Christmas season, in the spirit of Advent, the staff, interns and friends at Wi’am greet you in the name of Jesus.  Christ’s miraculous birth was that critical first step toward a new positive change for the whole world.  Following Jesus’ footsteps, we at Wi’am embark on transformation on a personal and community level. Our […]

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Final Report: “Responsible Youth: Engaging Young People and Community Members in Conflict Transformation & Social Change”

The participants gained enhanced skills and knowledge as they identified types of conflict and models for managing conflicts, mapped real-life case studies, and engaged in role plays that enhanced their mediation and conflict management skills. In addition, the training for trainers strengthened the capacity of young people in the de-escalation of peer/community conflicts and changed their behavior and practices towards adopting a peaceful resolution of conflicts in their life and community relations. The training helped young people change negative perceptions about the other with more openness to a dialogue of words and rational, thinking approaches to conflicts. The training empowers the participants to recognize how personal values and views influence behavior and identify conflict management styles. They are more able to analyze the needs of each party, develop skills to resolve conflicts in a flexible manner, develop positive influence techniques, and develop negotiating skills appropriate for a win-win solution.

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