Community News
Home  »  Community News
Jul
24
Admin NNI

NNI Berlin – July 21

News
0

“On a hot summer weekend day, 8 brave people chose to stay for 5 hours in Dialogue.
The topic chosen was CONFLICT/FIGHT. What a courageous decision! It sounded like an important topic on many levels, both in personal relationships and also in the global theme of a politically divided society.
The dream looked alive and energetic, far from peaceful harmony. It was clear that once today’s conflict issues are resolved, we’ll actually be able to speak and disagree more openly, honestly and confidently. Clearly, our capacity to be with diversity would have grown enourmously.
What surfaced during the Dialogue were all the many ways how facing conflict is being avoided, and also the frustration and anger that comes with that. It was only when anger and well-educated were facing each other, and anger still wasn’t able to express and be heard, that all the pain that lives in well-educated became visible. Finally, a good amount of pain had a chance to be expressed and heard. We left the Dialogue with a sense of relief, love, connection, excitement, but also discomfort and more pain.
One of the golden learnings we heard is: When we allow anger to be expressed without being directed at someone, we do not know what will come out. Maybe pain.
In general, most of the learnings were about our ability/inability to express emotions and the cost of that. Also inquiries around: Are women more easily ready to express pain, while men are more easily able to express anger? What is our relationship with anger?
A hot spot arouse during the harvesting when a woman said the voice of power had transformed when it was inhabited by a woman and not a man. A lot of energy for another Dialogue…
I am so proud of this Dialogue group and the shift that happened. Thank you!” – NNI Agent
Wiebke

Jul
18
Admin NNI

“Fear is driving us apart- what is most needed right now?”

News
0

NNI dialogue Cape Town 7 July:
“Fear is driving us apart- what is most needed right now?”

“What am I hearing about South Africa:

The dreams are real and vibrant, including: acceptance of the other; equal access to work, resources & opportunities; free as a bird, loving neighbour as oneself; justice; accountability; freedom of baggage (eg trauma); unity; we belong; love pulling together; acknowledging the other; see God in
everyone.

Yet the deep inequalities that exist continue feed the fears, and to cause polarisation,
separation, divisions, feelings of helplessness, anger, and despair that in turn engender distrust,
divisions, hatred, abuses, addictions and violence towards the other.” – Roger NNI Facilitator

Jun
25
Admin NNI

NNI CWD Dialogue 12 June 2018

News, NNI Tafelsig CWD Centre Dialogues
0

On the 12th of June we held our fortnightly CWD NNI dialogue with the community of Tafelsig.
The topic was unemployment, something that affects the entire community.

” What I am hearing about SA: Poverty. An education that does not prepare young people. Complete loss of power when formal employment is not forthcoming.
What I saw at the end of the dialogue: 3 ladies energised the meeting like if the room was full. They were unstoppable. 
Actions: look for job.
Accountability: They mentioned the person who will keep them accountable but they will also meet to check how they are doing” – NNI Special Agent Sylvester

Jun
25
Admin NNI

Diversity Dialogues NNI June 2017

Dialogues, News
0

Diversity Dialogue is a team of brave and passionate NNI facilitators, taking NNI dialogue to their communities.

This was a private Diversity Dialogue at Arcadia Christian Church with more than 25 people. The topic “The Struggle with Identity because of the Past” was chosen. As each voice made an opening statement it was evident that many voices expressed fear underlying their main points of view. “Shame”, “Fear”, “Stereotypes” and “Anger” were the main contributors to the conversation. Out of the voice of “History not dealt with”, a “Longing for accountability for the past” from all sides, “Disillusionment with reconciliation”, but also a strong “Hope in a new identity in Christ” emerged. “Being judged”, “Inner Brokenness”, and “Distrust” tended to observe rather than participate in the conversation.

Struggling with Identity