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Conflict Revolution: Designing Preventative Solutions for Chronic Social, Economic and Political Conflicts

Our most pressing problems are global in nature and cannot be solved using military force, litigation or adversarial power- and rights-based methods that pit people and nations against one another. Instead, we require interest-based methods that encourage communication, cooperation and help build a more peaceable and sustainable world. Conflict Revolution invites us to consider how we might design social, economic READ MORE

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Peace in the Workplace: Transforming Conflict Into Collaboration

If you lead or manage people, processes or projects, you have experienced workplace conflict. After all, where there are people, there is conflict. And where there is conflict, there is a choice. In Peace in the Workplace: Transforming Conflict Into Collaboration, international speaker, peace-building trainer and mediator Robyn Short provides insight and guidance to help leaders and organizations understand that conflict READ MORE

Peace People by Robyn Short and Nanon Williams is a whimsically illustrated book that helps young children understand the concept of peace.

Peace People

Peace People by Robyn Short and Nanon Williams is a whimsically illustrated book that helps young children understand the concept of peace and how to experience peace in their own lives so that they may help others to experience peace as well. Peace People offers a positive approach to having necessary conversations and lessons about anti-bullying at home and in school. This READ MORE

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Phoenix

By Kimberly Packard Phoenix is the story of Amanda, Alex and Shiloh, three individuals tied together by two crimes committed thousands of miles and ten years apart, each looking for redemption and forgiveness. Amanda Martin boards a bus in the middle of a cold Chicago night with no luggage and only two thoughts:  get the hell away from the crazed gunman READ MORE

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace

By Robyn Short Prayer is our vehicle for co-creating with the Divine who bestowed upon us the power to create through our thoughts. We are natural born miracle workers; however, this human experience has taught us otherwise. A Course in Miracles states, “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those READ MORE

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Still Surviving

By Nanon Williams Still Surviving is a shocking account of a teenager growing up on Texas death row in one of the most brutal of prisons in the United States. Nanon Williams invites us to visit him in hell. We learn of a boy growing into manhood on his own terms while in prison and his capacity for surviving violence READ MORE

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The Dance of Opposites

The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design explores a new vision for conflict resolution, a “conflict revolution” that analyzes the use of language in conflict, the narrative structure of conflict stories, and how the brain responds to conflict.  It surveys religion, spirituality and meditation, and searches for ways of opening heartfelt communications between opponents. The READ MORE

The Darkest Hour by Dr. Betty Gilmore and Nanon Williams, Foreword by Susan Sarandon

The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prisons

“…  this book will inspire you to view all people through the lens of empathy and compassion …” ~ book foreword by Susan Sarandon The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prisons by Dr. Betty Gilmore and Nanon M. Williams sheds light on the widespread impact of extreme isolation experienced by thousands READ MORE

The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row by Nanon Williams

The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row

By Nanon Williams The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row emerged from a deep and dark despair in a place where the thought of suicide often holds more appeal than the thought of living. The hopeless ones live below the line but not Nanon Williams. Williams reached high beyond despair with outstretched hands and on tiptoes. He took READ MORE

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The Ties That Bind Us

By Nanon M. Williams The Ties That Bind Us is a book of poetry mixed with free verse. The poems are written from the raw feelings Nanon Williams experienced while living in solitary confinement on Texas death row. Confined to a “black out cell,” Williams spent three years in total darkness with nothing but his memories and emotions to bring READ MORE