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S2 E23 · Interactions – A Law and Religion Podcast
Monday Read: Power Imbalances and Abuse Dynamics in Christian Conciliation
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1 year ago

In today’s episode, we hear from Daniel Teater and his article “Power Imbalances and Abuse Dynamics in Christian Conciliation," which was featured as part of the religious arbitration conference hosted by Canopy Forum in June of 2022.

In his article, Teater argues that while Christian conciliation is “a valuable tool in everyday conflict situations,” it is not an appropriate method of conciliation when there is a power imbalance between parties. Instead, conciliation can only work when the relational dynamic is mutual and all parties assume joint responsibility in the conflict.

“I recommend conciliators educate themselves on the basics of power dynamics,” writes Teater, “develop an understanding of the implications of power imbalances for parties, and construct a wise trauma-informed strategy to account for such dynamics in their conciliation methods.”

All this and more on today’s episode of Interactions.

Read the original article on Canopy Forum.

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