The Power of Relationships and Personal Story in Transforming Community, By Aziza Hasan

Transforming communities through the power of relationships is a process that requires a great deal of thought and work. Shifting the way we communicate allows us to hold constructive conversations that honor differences and build on commonalities. NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change constructs opportunities for Muslims and Jews to work through conflict instead of allowing disagreement to characterize the larger communal relationship. Conflict resolution tools applicable to life in a pluralistic society help participants see the value of connecting with the other to build on areas of common concern.

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