The Compassionate Listening Project began working in Israel and Palestine in 1990. In addition to our annual delegations, we've been offering trainings for Israelis and Palestinians since 1998.
This short film brings us inside a Compassionate Listening Training for 34 peace and community leaders from Israel and Palestine. The training took place in Palestine, and was facilitated by Leah Green, founder of the Compassionate Listening Project, along with Palestinian facilitator Maha El-Taji Tahsin.
Our gratitude to Israeli filmmaker Shelley Hermon for interviewing participants and filming some of the training. The background noise during some of the interviews is construction noise. The Separation Wall was under construction about 100 meters from our training room, providing a constant reminder that the hard work of humanizing the "other" is a necessity and not a luxury.
To learn more about the work of the Compassionate Listening Project, please go to: compassionatelistening.org
Compassionate Listening Project
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Indianola, WA 98342 USA