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Preconvention Institutes 2020

Preconvention Institute Sessions are held on Thursday, November 5th, 2020.

There are two sessions – one whole day, or one half-day session – from which to choose.

Thursday, November 5th 2020: Option #1 Full Day Session

9am-12:15pm and 1:00pm-4:15pm

(6.0 CEs for this session)

Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear and Dr. Charles E. Lewis Jr.

Religion, Race, Criminal Justice, and Political Activism 






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HALF-DAY Option #2 Preconvention Institute                                                                                                                                           
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
(3.0 CEs)

Lawrence Ressler

Truth, Mercy, Justice, Peace: Introductory Skills for Implementing a Multidimensional Framework for Reconciliation

This workshop will provide a fourfold model of reconciliation for mediation and transforming conflict that involving Truth, Mercy, Justice, and Peace.  Based on Psalm 85:10, the workshop will introduce skills needed to help individuals, families, groups, and communities move toward reconciliation including speaking and listening, forgiveness, making amends, and reframing.

Lawrence Ressler, PhD is Professor of Social Work at Cairn University.  He has a BSW from Eastern Mennonite University, a master’s degree from Temple University, and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  In addition to teaching social work and serving in administration, he has done direct practice as an individual and family counselor and is a trained mediator.  Among his publications related to conflict transformation is a book entitled “Making Peace with Conflict: Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation” which he co-edited with Carolyn Schrock-Shenk (Herald Press, 1999).