Books and Essays by Gene Knudsen Hoffman (1919 - 2010)
Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) Writer and Peace Activist

"An enemy is one whose story we have not heard."  (GKH)

(a free, 25-page PDF document, also in web page format)
Perspecitives and Resources About Conflict Transformation
By Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Leah Green and Cynthia Monroe.
 Introduction by Dennis Rivers

~~~  N I N E   E S S A Y S   ~~~
Introduction to these essays

1.  Compassionate Listening -- First Step to Reconciliation?

2.  Speaking Truth to Power 

3.  A New Approach to Peace 

4.  No Conflict, No Reconciliation 

5.  An Enemy Is One Whose Story We Have Not Heard

6.  Listening for Truth 

7. On Preventing Future Holocausts

8. Review of
Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate,
by Michael Henderson.

 9.  Spirit and Trauma:
A Universalist World View
as an Instrument of Healing.

Published by the Quaker Universalist Fellowship in 1994.  


“Compassionate Listening”

and other writings by Gene Knudsen Hoffman,

Quaker Peace Activist and Mystic


Edited and introduced by Anthony Manousos


“For more than half a century, Gene Hoffman—through her essays and poetry, her workshops and speeches, her travels and her witness—has been a fountainhead of creative spirituality and courageous peacemaking. This will be a rich resource for those who come after her.—Richard Deats, Editor of Fellowship magazine, Author of Martin Luther King, Junior, Spirit-led Prophet (Faithworks, 1999).

click here for information from publisher, Friends Bulletin 

Compassionate Listening In Action: 
Essays by participants in the movement for compassionate listening

From:  YES! A Journal of Positive Futures - Fall 1998
Citizen diplomats in Israel use active listening to help build the foundation for Jewish/Palestinian reconciliation

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