Peacemaker Starts Campaign to Teach Differences between Peacemaking and Nonviolence: Lawyer to Peacemaker Doug Noll Teaches Mediation
Award winning peacemaker Douglas Noll kicks off a campaign to teach the distinctions between peacemaking and nonviolence. “I am not starting this grassroots campaign to be a stickler for how we use words, the bigger picture is to educate the public so that an opening for changes around conflict can be created, with strategies of negotiating peace becoming strategic policy in homes, communities, schools, businesses and government,” Noll announces.
San Francisco, Ca (PRWEB) June 10, 2012
Douglas Noll award winning peacemaker and award winning author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts, kicks off a campaign to teach the distinctions between peacemaking and nonviolence. “I am not starting this grassroots campaign to be a stickler for how we use words, the bigger picture is to educate the public so that an opening for changes around conflict can be created, with strategies of negotiating peace becoming strategic policy in homes, communities, schools, businesses and government,” Noll announces.
“There is a very large gap between what people believe peacemaking to be and what it actually is. It is important to start educating communities, families, and governments about what peacemaking is and what it is not. A peacemaker fundamentally intervenes in and de-escalates conflicts, and provides strategies above and beyond nonviolence,” Noll explains.
Popular public sentiments revolve around memorializing historic figures like Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King as peacemakers. “With conflict on the rise worldwide, it is essential that education begins with basic definitions. Change makers are not necessarily peacemakers. The great figures of our past that were lauded as peacemakers were really nonviolent change agents. When people in power understand this, professional mediators will be brought to the table during times of change so that order can be restored and differing sides can create peaceful solutions that are win-win,” Noll teaches. “We can historically see that when mediators are not brought into unstable areas, loss of life, disease, famine, humanitarian crime and long term suffering prevails,” Noll adds.
Noll is a professional mediator with an impressive list of business and family clients. “What I find is that people exhaust every other avenue to resolve conflicts before choosing mediation, which causes financial hardships and fractured relationships. If I can, through my campaign educate the general public about peacemaking strategies before they find themselves in conflict that there are ways to work through problems during the process of negotiating resolution to differences, I can save people money, restore conflicted relationships, and prevent hardship,” Noll explains. For a free fifteen minute consultation visit: http://my.vcita.com/757e13f4/set_meeting?o=c2lkZWJhcl93aWRnZXQ%3D&s=http%3A%2F%2Fnollassociates.com%2F
About Douglas Noll
Douglas Noll is the winner of the International Peace and Justice Book Award for Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (http://www.amazon.com/Elusive-Peace-Diplomatic-Strategies-Conflicts/dp/1616144173/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339101596&sr=1-1). Doug is the 2012 winner of the CLAY award for co-founding the pro bono project Prison of Peace. Doug is a keynote speaker and sought after leader in the field of international, domestic and business conflicts. Doug is a sought after interview guest on TV and radio, and a keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Doug is a full time peacemaker and mediator, specializing in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts, an adjunct professor of law and has a Master´s Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Mr. Noll is AV-rated and was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to peacemaking. Doug is a founding board member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and the 2012 President of the California Dispute Resolution Council.
Noll is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a Diplomat of the California and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a core faculty member of the American Institute of Mediation, and on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators. Mr. Noll was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international mediator standards established by the International Mediation Institute. Doug is the author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, 2011), the winner of the international peace and justice book award. Doug Noll is a core faculty member of the American Institute of Mediation, a preeminent mediation Training Institute founded by Lee Jay Berman. http://americaninstituteofmediation.com
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