New Approaches to Healing Collective Conflict and Trauma: Our Responsibility as Global Citizens

In this dialog between international mediator William Ury and spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl, starting point is the victim-centered peace process in Colombia and the power of forgiveness and an apology from the heart. Their discussion goes on to span the role of listening, compassion and feeling for people’s traumas and the atrocities of war in healing collective traumas, to the role that technology plays in global witnessing. Ury emphasises how we need “ a vocabulary for how we talk about a process that we don’t even have words yet to describe – what actually is happening at the biochemical, genetic, psychological, and spiritual levels as the process of peace is being made“. Published in Kosmos Journal.

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