Repairing the Breach: The Power of Dialogue to Heal Relationships and Communities

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Dialogue can be a powerful force for healing communities and relationships broken by divisions of identity, values, religion and world-views. This article explores the reparative effects of dialogue and the elements that make them possible: re-authoring stories, communicating from the heart and witnessing others’ identities in constructive ways.

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Identity, Healing, Storytelling, Relationships, Dialogue

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Stains Jr. R., (2014) “Repairing the Breach: The Power of Dialogue to Heal Relationships and Communities”, Journal of Public Deliberation 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.185

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Robert R. Stains Jr. (Public Conversations Project)

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