Volume 3, Number 3, May 2003
The Tikkun Campus Network:
Skills for the "Middle Path"
September 11th parties involved in campus activism are experiencing
some new kinds of aggravation and alienation emerging in relation
to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Tikkun
Campus Network (TCN) was created in response to this charged
environment to help increase positive social change and spiritual
growth across campus. The TCN's focus is to help foster the
"spiritual understanding of the interrelatedness of all
humans." The TCN advocates a "middle path"
-- on the one hand, insisting on an end to the Occupation
of the West Bank and Gaza and on reparations for the Palestinian
refugees, on the other hand insisting on an end to terror
and advocating real security for Israel.
Stressing that each side of the conflict must recognize
the humanity of the situation, and recognizing that this may
be difficult, the TCN provides tools for student facilitators.
On their website, for example, the TCN features information
to handle conflicts in meetings, and tips on meeting
facilitation and decision-making
processes. More information on the development of the
group can be found at their website
and in a linked Campus