11/16/2008 Fresno, CA, USA -- The Prop 8 fight has taken a peaceful turn toward the positive, at least here in the valley - Click
Three cheers for Fresno! How refreshing! Let's follow their example and use invitation instead of escalation.
Can we listen and understand each other instead of being bent on destroying each other? Understanding does not mean agreement, but agreement can come from understanding. In fact, there are only four ways to respond to this or any conflict: escalation, arbitration, mediation, or invitation. What I mainly see on the news is escalation. I hope we can find ways to invite others into the dialogue.
Frankly, there is no reconciliation without invitation. Someone has to do the work of invitation. Otherwise, it is just all about power.