Quakers and Conflict (letter 1)


Dear Editor:

Thank-you for publishing Sara Keeney’s article “Quakers and Conflict” in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue. I was especially struck by the chart in the article, which shows “Collaboration” as the most powerful combination of assertiveness and cooperation in a conflict. The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, shared by Friend Sara, appears to be a helpful tool for analyzing power dynamics in many situations. Thanks again for sharing this valuable resource!

-- Mike Shell, Quaker Universalist Fellowship, Jacksonville, FL

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