Resources

Resources

Browse this page for ideas of material to enhance your practice.

If you have any ideas about resources we could add to this list – please get in touch.

For leaflets (e.g. to promote Place for Hope work) please see the ‘Key Documents’ page. For information on our Learning Programmes, visit the Training and events page.

Some of our recently added resources are below:

Place for Hope papers and materials

Reconciling Relationships Seminar Report
Ruth Harvey

On Tuesday 3rd October 2017 forty-seven delegates met in the airy space of the Mews in central Edinburgh to share reflections, visions and hopes for ‘Reconciling Relationships’. Please read the report on that event.

Place for Hope: Creating Possibilities, Annual Review 2016-2017
Ruth Harvey

As we approach our 10th anniversary year in 2019, we continue to build on our experience supporting faith communities through times of change, conflict and transition. While exciting opportunities lie ahead as we develop our partnership working, this Annual Review looks back over our achievements in 2016 - 2017. 

Reconciling Relationships - David Brubaker: Perspectives from the USA
David Brubaker

On 3 October 2017, Place for Hope held the Reconciling Relationships Seminar in Edinburgh. We were delighted to welcome David Brubaker, via video conferencing to lead a session on his perspectives from the USA.

Here is David, introduced by Ruth Harvey, Director of Place for Hope.

 

 

Facilitating Community Dialogue - taster day resources
In Wi' the Mix

‘In Wi’ the Mix’ is a partnership of three faith inspired organisations (Faith in Community Scotland, the Conforti Institute and Place for Hope) committed to working together to nurture dialogue between people living and working on the margins as a tool for personal and social transformation. This booklet accompanies the 'Introduction to Facilitation Skills for Community Dialogue' day, and may be used widely and freely. We ask, however, that you acknowledge all sources and do not alter any material without explicit permission. 

Ways of Working
Place for Hope, adapted from an original idea by Kinharvie Institute

Place for Hope: Ways of Working - a valuable mediation tool used in our support work. 

In Wi’ the Mix Learning Resources

Free Online Learning Resources

Place for Hope are working in partnership with the Conforti Institute and Faith in Community Scotland on the In Wi' the Mix project. Follow the link to learn more about our work tackling sectarianism in our communities.

Theology of Mediation
Place for Hope

A theological statement in relation to the Place for Hope which reflects the consultations undertaken with those who are called to the role of mediators as well as those who have received mediation services.

Growing Through Conflict Booklist
Place For Hope

Reading suggestions to accompany the Growing through Conflict course.

 
 
 

Articles written by Place for Hope Staff and Trustees

Praying with Teresa of Avila
Ruth Harvey

Considering your strict enclosure, the little recreation you have, my sisters, and how many conveniences are wanting in some of your convents, I think it may console you to enjoy yourselves in this Interior Castle, where you can enter, and walk about at will, at any hour you please, without asking leave of your superiors. ~ Teresa of Avila, ~ 

This article was published in Pray Now, 2018

Praying through Conflict
Ruth Harvey

In the midst of conflict, when we can feel caught up in despair, confusion and deep separation, we may, with the psalmists, turn to prayers of anguish and lament. Working and living through conflict can be tough. At the same time, in Place for Hope we affirm, with Lederach, that conflict can open up a path, a holy path towards inner and outer transformation. When conflict is transformed and relationships are healed, we may also offer prayers of thanks, gratitude and joy. 

This article was published in Pray Now, 2017

Live in the Light: Reflections on Reconciliation Drawing on Quaker Wisdom
Ruth Harvey

Five reflections, inspired by ‘Advices and Queries’, a summary of the wisdom of The Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain. The reflections begin with inner reconciliation, moving through reconciliation in our worshipping community or church, to reconciliation in the world.  

Flourishing in the Desert
Ruth Harvey

For a plant to flourish in the desert it needs resilience, persistence, and trust that a source of new life will, eventually, despite all the odds, manifest itself. What, or who offers such new life to you in a time of aridity, seeming death and possible despair? 

This article was publised in the Feb 2018 edition of Ascend Magazine 

Place for Hope: The Need for Reconcilers
Hugh Donald

Article by Hugh Donald, featured in 'The Edge', discussing the call to reconciliation and the journey of Place for Hope. “A call to reconciliation has been a recurring theme in the past year. It was the focus of the Queen’s Christmas message ‘a reminder to us all that even in the unlikeliest of places, hope can still be found’.”

Reconciliation: To Repair with God
Nancy Adams

Article by Nancy Adams, featured in ‘Inspires’ exploring the art of reconciliation and the dynamic of conflict. “In Japan, there is an art called kintsukuroi. It means to repair with gold. This restored piece of pottery is considered to be even more beautiful and valuable for having been broken. A powerful analogy for the rich and transforming possibilities reconciliation can bring into our lives.”

Place for Hope
Hugh Donald

Article by Hugh Donald, featured in 'Inspires' describing the work of Place for Hope. "The pathway to healing and reconciliation requires face-to-face encounters. It is in these encounters that we can face difference and diversity."


 

Organisations with useful online resources

High Conflict Institute
High Conflict Institute

Resources for understanding conflict, and high conflict.


 

Other organisations involved in mediation and conflict transformation

Bridge Builders
Bridge Builders

Training for church leaders in peacebuidling and conflict transformation

Conforti Institute
Conforti Institute

The Conforti Institute is an educational initiative of the Xaverian Missionaries based in Coatbridge offering training and access to resources.

Core Solutions
Core Solutions

Mediation, training, facilitation, coaching

Corrymela
Corrymela

Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.

Faith in Community Scotland
Faith in Community Scotland

FiCS supports local people living in Scotland’s economically poorest neighbourhoods by providing a range of training, advice, funding and support to faith groups in these areas and encouraging them to work in partnership with others.

Family Mediation Consortium
Family Mediation Consortium

Trained mediators who are members of the Family Mediation Council and have backgrounds in family law and interpersonal relationships. Based in NW England.

Rose Castle Foundation
Rose Castle Foundation

Plans for an international centre for peace and reconciliation in north Cumbria

Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution
Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

SCCR is a national resource promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution and early intervention.

Scottish Mediation Network
Scottish Mediation Network

Network of accredited mediators in Scotland.

St. Ethelburga’s
St. Ethelburga’s

Centre for Reconciliation and peace, in the heart of London

 

Resources

“If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development” — Kenneth Kaye

Related Articles

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Reconciliation:
To Repair with God

An article by Nancy Adams, featured in ‘Inspires’ exploring the art of reconciliation and the dynamic of conflict.

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Place for Hope: The Need for Reconcilers

An article by Hugh Donald, featured in ‘The Edge’, discussing the call to reconciliation and the journey of Place for Hope

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