Mediation as Practised in Rwanda
One Kaiser Plaza
Noon to 1:30pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Maxim, as a member of Mediators Beyond Borders, recently witnessed the work in Rwanda being done by other MBB members. Most importantly: mediation is a modality that has been adapted by the entire country since the 1994 genocide and is a factor in the healing that has taken place. Beyond that, he witnessed “trauma-informed” mediation, which is a critical entry to such work for this population.n
Discussion leader: Maxim entered mediation as the chair of the Peace Committee of the Berkeley Rotary Club, which he joined on behalf of BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action), a “faith-based” community organizing group along the lines of the Saul Alinsky model. He joined BOCA as the chair of the Social Action Committee of his synagogue, though he has faith neither in God nor in social action. However he spends much of his time discussing both with many wonderful people.