Wall of Stories

NSL 2018 IS OFFERING MOST FELLOWS A PLACEMENT ON CAPITOL HILL
WITH  MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT MAY INCLUDE:

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Rep Jared Polis (D-CO)
Rep Joe Crowley (D-NY)
Rep Jared Polis (D-MD)
Rep  Jim McDemott (D-MA)

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When combatants decide to share a personal story, one that comes out of the authority of their own experience, not parotting some tribal or religious orthodoxy, they begin to dismantle the wall of separation. They turn a wall into a window.  Brick by brick, story by story, light comes through.  Underneath all the disagreements and bitterness, a shared human story  gradually emerges. Because the stories of war and propaganda work by  stripping the “other” of their humanity, sharing a story from the heart  becomes a profound act of resistance. NSL creates a Listening culture where stories are treated as gifts,  and where through a narrative way,  people can reclaim the capacity that war has stolen from them, the power to give people their humanity back.

Please click on each photo below to hear more from our students.

karma daniel hug nsl 2014 ritz carlton maisam 2013 sais

 

guy 2013 eu parliamentnoa shapira congressional forum 2012

 

goni zilberman 2011 congressional forumliel maghen, congressional forum 2010

 

 

 

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