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Sharing an Uncommon Relational Banquet in a Very Common Restaurant

What can we learn about the importance of place or shared meals in peacemaking? How are relationships changed when we eat from a common dish? How do we construct places where we can gather for a relational banquet?

Making Peace with the Laughing Hyenas is no Laughing Matter!

Shortly after dusk, the hyenas emerge from the mountains and creep toward the edge of the village of Senafe, Eritrea.  They announce their presence with a distinctive yipping call.  It is an eerie sound that has been compared… Read More

‘Gursha’: The East African Ceremony of Feeding One Another

What would it mean if we were to practice the act of Gursha in our relational life?

Guests at a Banquet: Decision Making as Eating from a Common Dish

Sharing a meal together is a deeply relational practice.  It can be an intimate event, with even a sacramental quality.  Breaking bread together is an act of communion, a celebration of our one-ness.  It is the most beautiful… Read More