Helen Fitzgerald shared with us the risky work of building relationships of real caring between supposed enemies. In November 2015, Helen travelled to Israel and Palestine as part of an international delegation to practice Compassionate Listening. Compassionate Listening is a process of transformative listening in the midst of adversarial relationships. The group participated in listening sessions with the hope that in the vulnerability of each person-to-person encounter, wounds could be healed and seeds of peace could be planted. For Helen, the trip helped to bridge her contemplative practice and her work for social justice.
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