Dear Reader, dear Colleagues,
Please find this special Newsletter celebrating 20 years to the first Nazareth Conference
Mira Erlich-Ginor, ed
Karin Luders, ed
With this Newsletter, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Nazareth Conference. Let me take the opportunity to touch the past that has lead us here, the present and the future.
The road leading to the conception and implementation of the conference “Germans and Israelis – the Past in the Presence” (the so-called Nazareth Conference) represents a confluence of different themes, events, and personal as well as institutional contributions stretching over a period of roughly 15 years.
"Miller the Pillar” was one of Eric’s interpretations in a Large Group in Israel in a Group Relations conference. He experienced the group as too dependent on him and envisioned himself as being the pillar in the mind of the group. For us, who initiated and worked with him in developing the concept and the implementation of this pioneering enterprise, the Nazareth conferences, he was a pillar indeed.
Rafael Moses belongs to the fathers of the Nazareth conferences. I will recall some memories which belong to the pioneering and mostly very courageous initiatives Rafael has organized confronting atrocities, helping both sides in the conflicts by letting meet both sides.
I have often asked myself how I have so willingly and persistently worked with, and learned from, the Group Relation Conferences in the Tavistock Tradition over the past 30 years – and done so with so much ardor.
An overview of PCCA conferences, staff, advisory board and directors from 1994-2014.