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Some of our recently added resources are below:
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’.”
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.”
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."
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.
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.
‘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.
Place for Hope: Ways of Working - a valuable mediation tool used in our support work.
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.
Resources for understanding conflict, and high conflict.
Training for church leaders in peacebuidling and conflict transformation
The Conforti Institute is an educational initiative of the Xaverian Missionaries based in Coatbridge offering training and access to resources.
Mediation, training, facilitation, coaching
Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.
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.
Trained mediators who are members of the Family Mediation Council and have backgrounds in family law and interpersonal relationships. Based in NW England.
Plans for an international centre for peace and reconciliation in north Cumbria
SCCR is a national resource promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution and early intervention.
Network of accredited mediators in Scotland.
Centre for Reconciliation and peace, in the heart of London
“If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development” — Kenneth Kaye