Common Bond Institute

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Interactive, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary conferences geared to addressing critical issues and developing practical applications

The 3rd Side

A Nonpartisan, Multi-Event Series

Raising Public Awareness and Support For

Grassroots Palestinian-Israeli Peace-Building Partnerships

~ 1st Virtual EVENT ~

2-hour Zoom Webinar

The 3rd Side

Palestinian-Israeli Peace-building Partnerships

Saturday, March 9th   noon to 2:00 PM EST

Organized by:
   Common Bond Institute (CBI)
   International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
  
Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry (MSU)

Participation is free ~ Registration to open soon

~ 2nd On-Site EVENT ~

2-Day Conference on

The 3rd Side

Palestinian-Israeli Peace-building Partnerships

April 13 – 14, 2024

Site:  Michigan State University  ~  East Lansing, Michigan, USA

This is a hybrid event. Virtual participation is also available

Practical hope at the grassroots for reaching across the divide to achieve nonviolence, healing, justice, reconciliation, and peace.

Organized by:
   Common Bond Institute (CBI)
   International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
  
Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry (MSU)

A 2-day interactive, outcome-oriented, and nonpartisan event focused on raising public awareness and developing strategies for direct support for the large number of Israeli-Palestinian grassroots peace-building partnerships working together on the ground in the conflict region.

The purpose is to

  • gather partnership representatives, key stakeholders, and interested members of the public together to place a public spotlight on these efforts as existing and viable alternatives to hostility and violence from two opposing sides that are continually portrayed in major global media as the only activists involved in the conflict;
  • generate tangible support as soon as possible for the continued and expanded work of these grassroots peace efforts.

A summary of the program agenda and outcome goals for the April conference are:

  • Briefly explaining the purpose of the event and plans for beyond it.
  • Inviting each NGO represented to present their mission, work, goals, personal stories of how they came to reach across the divide and find trusted partners in counterparts from the other community, and specifics of how their organization can more quickly expand and advance their work with the right support.
  • Facilitating a conference-wide process engaging participants in exploring and identifying ways to directly assist these efforts – whether through funding, in-kind, joining an effort, organizing additional support activities, sharing awareness with others, voicing public support, etc.
  • Conducting facilitated breakout working groups focused on developing specific strategies and resources for each identified area of assistance into action plans.
  • Presenting and posting the resulting action plans to the full conference, and offering opportunities for those interested to become immediately involved in one or more.
  • Creating a post-conference process for:
    – Follow-up and support for enacting and tracking follow-through on action plans.
    – Promoting an ongoing network of advocates, supporters, and initiatives to continue backing and strengthening these efforts.

* The conference is a hybrid In-person/Zoom event.
Attendants can participate on-site and on-line

Participation is free ~ Registration to open soon

( Additional events in this series to be posted in the coming months )

Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma

Communal Wounds and Victim Identities

~ Amman, Jordan ~

Addressing the dynamics and implications of communal and transgenerational trauma, and developing ways to effectively prevent and treat them.

Sponsored by:
   Common Bond Institute (CBI)
   Jordanian Pioneer Center
   Michigan State University (MSU)
   International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
   International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – Jordan (IFMSA)

Official Partner and Event of:
   Charter For Compassion – and-  Parliament of World’s Religions

A 3 day conference and highly interactive learning community, offering a program of prepared workshops and presentations and engaged dialogue designed to impart knowledge and skill, share research, and stimulate in-depth deliberation leading to increased understanding and practical applications.

The Annual TT Conference is linked each year with programs of post-conference psychosocial treatment services to refugees and skills training of local service providers:

International Conference on

Refugee Crisis in Europe and Middle East

Sharing Tools for Humanitarian Response

~ Freiburg, Germany ~

Sponsored by:
     Common Bond Institute (CBI)
     Freiburg City Government
     Michigan State University (MSU)
     International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

Official Partner and Event of:
     Charter For Compassion – and-  Parliament of World’s Religions

A 3-day international working conference bringing key stakeholders together to address:

  • The current forced migration crisis in Europe
  • Immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees arriving traumatized by war, violence, and the exodus
  • The dynamics of trauma and displacement in the individual and community
  • The support needs of societies and communities receiving refugees
  • Developing practical, culturally sensitive humanitarian responses to the growing need
  • What is working, what is not working
  • Networking to promote the development of a cross-cultural network of humanitarian aid organizations and groups addressing the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East for mutual support and cooperation.
  • Public policy recommendations
  • Promoting a Bi-Regional Cross-Training project: a bi-regional response and collaboration between German and Jordanian mental health professional groups to provide culturally adapted psychosocial treatment services to the refugee population in each country.

International Muslim Mental Health Conference

~ Amman, Jordan ~

Sponsored by:
     Michigan State University (MSU)
     Common Bond Institute (CBI)
     International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
Co-sponsored by:
     International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Jordan (IFMSA-J)
Official Partner and Event of:
    Charter For Compassion and Parliament of World’s Religions

It’s purpose is to:

• Examine how challenges to mental health impact diverse communities, including unique characteristics of faith communities,
• Share effective and culturally appropriate models and methods of assessment and service,
• De-stigmatize mental health issues and increase public awareness and understanding,
• Muster strengths within communities to promote and support quality service resources to their members within the cultural context of faith communities,
• Promote advocacy and empowerment.

Conference on

" Engaging The Other:"

The Power of Compassion

~ San Francisco, California ~

At a time when escalating polarization is the true culprit, a shared common-ground conference promoting respectful listening, dialogue, trust, and action to bridge the divides

Sponsored by:
    Common Bond Institute (CBI)
    International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

Supported by:
    Michigan State University

Official Partner and Event of:
    Charter For Compassion and Parliament of World’s Religions

Endorsed by:
     An international list of over 100 organizations and universities

An interactive, working conference to:

  • Address rising polarization and animosity in our society
  • Advance a wider, inclusive public dialogue about toxic images of “Us and Them,”
  • and Promote compassionate, collaborative remedies and healing in our relationship with a perceived “Other.”
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Make a tax deductible donation through our US Federal 501(c)3 nonprofit partner:

International Humanistic Psychology Association.