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Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Circles provide a space for relationship building, exploring difficult issues and problem solving in a safe, egalitarian, non-threatening manner. A Circle Keeper creates the safe space for dialogue to occur but does not direct the process. The use of a Talking Piece allows just one person to speak without being interrupted and for everyone else to listen in an open and non-judgmental way. All participants help create and agree to a set of behavior guidelines that meets their needs for safety and confidentiality. Circles are an appropriate tool in a number of contexts, including but not limited to: churches, neighborhoods, businesses, non-profit organizations and schools. The FairField Center provides direct services or training in Circles. If you have any questions please contact us.