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Empathy. Forgiveness. Healing. Dialogue Recent innovations such as digital video cameras, smartphones and online video sharing have created an enormous power that we have yet to fully realize.... We now have better ways to address problems rather than simply throwing people in jail or penalizing them.
Everything we do in public can now be broadcast for the world to see. As the risk of being held accountable for our actions increases, the greater the chances are that people won't commit these acts. Yet a video doesn't always explain everything. When seen on video or in the news people should have a place to fully explain their perspectives - in our Open Courtroom. The Panacea Open Courtroom encourages civility, allowing people to speak to one another from different locations, for the world to see. Our platform offers a constructive and non-violent way to encourage ethics and solve problems.
Mission: Humanizing the dehumanized. Understanding through dialogue.
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Big year in 2019 -- Next year will be even bigger!
Please check out the great momentum we've gotten here in 2019 -- please be part of taking this narrative to the next level in 2020.
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This came out last month. Forgiveness & Healing is becoming popular in Baltimore....
In a story of forgiveness on an unimaginable scale, two Baltimore men are encouraging people to have truly courageous and difficult conversations to address violence in the city and beyond.
"In life, it's often the people who bring us the most pain that can bring us the most healing. Dont fear that conversation."
We just got active on Instagram! Lets get the youth on board! Please follow us @panaceavideo
Help us roll out this #NewNarrative !
"Baltimore Basement Dialogues, Part II" Continuing to roll out this #NewNarrative in Baltimore, with more powerful stories of forgiveness and healing.
Terry Wiilliams tells a very rare story of forgiveness, in a city where revenge and retaliation are driving so much of the murder. Terry and other Ex-Offenders are doing positive things across the city and helping to provide a new narrative -- with stories of forgiveness and healing.
NY Stories on forgiveness. Its so nice to see people opening up and showing their true, vulnerable, flawed sides. We are all flawed and have all endured hardship and pain. A willingness to be vulnerable in front of a large audience is so powerful, necessary and life changing.
New episode of Humans of New York: The Series, featuring intimate and surprising conversations with strangers on the streets of New York City. This week's theme is 'Forgiveness'.
We commend and thank Van Jones and other creators of "The Redemption Project" for this very important work. Obviously there are similarities with their work and ours. Our "Prison Dialogues" series will be much shorter episodes and ours will focus more on the actual dialogues themselves -- the direct interpersonal engagement. #RedemptionProject Van Jones
Another very rare story of #Forgiveness and #UnderstandingThroughDialogue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPoqFcvt9w&t=39s
In 1996, Thordis Elva shared a teenage romance with Tom Stranger, an exchange student from Australia. After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after which th...
For too many years our media and entertainment industry has given us a narrative of violence and division. Here is another beautiful story of #Forgiveness #Healling & #UnderstandingThroughDialogue It's time for a #NewNarrative
In the ultimate act of forgiveness, Ulysses reconciled with the man who killed his mother 32 years prior...
via HeartThreads Docs
"In some ways, our recent technology helps bring us together. But in many ways, it disconnects and divides us. The internet has helped disrupt and solve many problems in our world. But its yet to disrupt, what I believe is the worlds biggest problem -- the way that we interact with, and treat each other. Imagine if we could disrupt the violence. Imagine if we could disrupt the barriers between us....
(Full video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjacVMhMQ7s&t=10s)
This 7/11 owner saw a teenager stealing junk food from his store. When he asked the teen why he was doing it, the owner responded by giving him free food.
The importance of #UnderstandingThroughDialogue:
At the peak of the cold war, Kennedy and Kruschev were listening to their advisors and the instigators of war throughout their countries and almost launched nuclear bombs at each other. It wasn't until they actually sat down and had a direct dialogue that they were able to truly understand each other and avoid a nuclear war.
Let's drown out the noise and opinions of the crowds. Let's to stop guessing and prejudging. The only way to truly understand the perspectives, motives, and feelings of other people is through direct dialogues with them, where we can ask them the exact questions we need to ask.
To those new to our community, please check out our first big story from 2016. John McGraw and Rakeem Jones fought at a Trump Rally. Most of America knew about the fight but few people know about the dialogue we facilitated.
While the news media inflamed the conflict, we brought them together for healing and #UnderstandingThroughDialogue. Help us create more stories of dialogue and healing for the world. Rakeem & John thank you! "You and me, can help heal this country!" -- John McGraw
Please share and ask you friends to join. Thank you!
The news media and political apparatus drove these 2 men against each other, making them look like animals, and inflaming the situation. Panacea brought these 2 men together for a civilized/constructive dialogue. The power of face-to-face discussion.
We just surpassed 130,000 views :) Lots of momentum building around our "Prison Dialogues" series. Please help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Baltimore. Help us bring a narrative of healing to a city that has struggled from too much violence and trauma for too many years.
In Baltimore, an unlikely story of hope and unity in a city torn apart....
This narrative has been going on in Baltimore for too many years, and is only getting worse. Its time for a #NewNarratrive. Please follow and share our "Prison Dialogues" series with stories of healing and understanding through dialogue. #HealBaltimore #ChangingTheNarrative #PrisonDialogues
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Two people were found murdered in East Baltimore and West Baltimore within 12 hours. It makes for a total of six homicides in a deadly weekendthat included two babies shot in a quintuple shooting in south Baltimore. A woman died overnight after being found shot in an overturned ve...
On the importance of dialogue:
"Deep listening helps us to recognize the existence of wrong perceptions in the other person and wrong perceptions in us. The other person has wrong perceptions about himself and about us. And we have wrong perceptions about ourselves and the other person. And that is the foundation for violence and conflict and war. In violent conflicts, both sides are motivated by fear, by anger, and by wrong perception. But wrong perceptions cannot be removed by guns and bombs. They should be removed by deep listening, compassionate listening, and loving space."
On the importance of dialogue:
"Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart. Even if he says things that are full of wrong perceptions, full of bitterness, you are still capable of continuing to listen with compassion. Because you know that listening like that, you give that person a chance to suffer less. If you want to help him to correct his perception, you wait for another time. For now, you don’t interrupt. You don’t argue. If you do, he loses his chance. You just listen with compassion and help him to suffer less. One hour like that can bring transformation and healing."
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Humanizing the dehumanized and bringing people together for better understanding through dialogue.
The world has been calling for a better media system. Let's leverage the awesome power of our media to promote empathy, problem solving through dialog, civility, open-mindedness, self ownership, humility and the pursuit of truth. We're here to take the power away from media gatekeepers and 3rd parties and give it back to the people!
We're also promoting transparency and accountability by harnessing the power of digital cameras around the world. Capturing these stories is important, but let’s not crucify the actors. Let’s reject our tendency to prejudge and show the need to understand perspectives. We welcome them to attend Panacea Dialogues.