Craig Comstock wrote a nice article on the storytelling project Mark Yaconelli facilitates in Ashland, Oregon. There were a number of bullying incidents in Southern Oregon that involved some arrests. Mark led a storytelling evening on the theme “Bullying” and it became a way for the community to address the issue–particularly with stories from bullies as well as the bullied. You can read the article here. Craig’s hope is help expand this model to other small towns as a way of building community, eradicating shame, and creating dialogue. This storytelling project is part of the compassion formation work that we are developing at the Center for Engaged Compassion.
“What’s Your Story?” Profile in Huffington Post
by Facilitator on February 26, 2013