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Peacemaking circles consist of an activity and a process for bringing people together for dialogue, conflict resolution, and healing. These circles have roots in the traditions of indigenous people of North America as well as elements from contemporary consensus building processes. This article, excerpted from a piece by Kay Pranis and Barry Stuart, presents the principles, logistics, and process of a typical peacemaking circle.

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