Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Places Of Worship, Public Policy And Mediation

Along the east coast of the United States the locations of places of worship are being mediated - one in Boston, Massachusetts [according to this article in The Boston Globe] and one in Hollywood, Florida [according to this article in The Miami Herald]. In these two instances all participants agree that direct communication between the parties works best and that court was not the place to resolve the disputes. "Fish bowl" mediation has its benefits! The common theme is that once the foundation of understanding is established, options can be created and resolution achieved [buttressed by some stern encouragement, i.e. a trial commencement deadline, from a judge]. Imagine that!

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