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Podcast Series Episode #8 Mediation, Interfaith, UNESCOCAT & Barcelona!
Join host Jeff Thompson and second time guest, The Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of New York. They both give a recap of the Interfaith Center of New York's sponsored interfaith delegation trip to Barcelona.

The trip consisted of delegation members from NYC and Glasgow visiting Barcelona to learn how interfaith and conflict resolution work is be done there.
UNESCOCAT were our gracious hosts (Yes- I was lucky enough to attend as an official representative of the NYPD!).

We both discuss the work UNESCOCAT engages in (including the inter-religous dialogue, conflict resolution training...), the various groups we visited and important cultural elements which impacts the interfaith movement in Barcelona.







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...Now lets transition to the conflict resolution and mediation field. Of course it is silly to imagine (right?) something similar to be rolled out by the ABA or ACR but I think if anything, this is a reminder to us as mediators, ombudsman and coaches- supposedly communication experts- to be mindful of how we communicate other than the words we are using.


...Finally, something else to consider when being mindful of body language, both your own and others, is the Three C's- Congruence, Context and Clusters.
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