Transforming Church Conflict: Compassionate Leadership in Action

by Deborah Van Deusen Hunsinger, Theresa F Latini. Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

This book evaluates nonviolent communication as a useful tool to be used by churches as a response to conflict, drawing connections between nonviolent communication theory and the Bible.


nonviolent communication skills, Emotional Intelligence Theory, outline of conflict intensity levels

Best For

Christian clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • De-escalate and resolve conflict using the four-part process of nonviolent communication --- observation, feeling, need, and request.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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