There is a huge paradox at the heart of contemporary life in affluent nations: that as societies we are both better connected and more fragmented than we have ever been. One of the key outcomes of this new reality is the uncertainty we are all experiencing, caused by the constant meeting of ‘difference’, with little […]
It’s a struggle for all of us to identify who we want to be as we move away from home and school. At Community Resolve, we were particularly keen to work with young people who were managing other transitions as well – perhaps newly arrived in the country and working on their English language, as […]
When we mention conflict to people, they generally think we’re talking about trouble between other people, and in other places. When we sit down with them and talk about their own lives, they immediately start identifying their own contradictory thoughts and desires. Conflict isn’t just an external thing to work with, or help others. It’s […]
There are days when I get up and think: what a strange world to have picked to work in, the world of conflict. Why on earth would I choose to spend so much time thinking about the most difficult parts of life? But when I look back, I can see how over the years I […]
Community Resolve is on the road again next week, heading off to the Adam Curle academic/practitioner meeting hosted by Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, England in early September. So many good ingredients there. Radical peacemaker Curle remains a towering influence in the Peace Studies world, born in 1916 and a man who was “as much concerned with the […]
A two-day interactive workshop in Bristol, May 17 & 18th, 2016 Cost of 2-day workshop: £200 (some bursaries available) This engaging and thought-provoking workshop provides skills and concepts to engage constructively with ‘everyday’ conflict across a range of life settings, from work and communities to friends and family. Understanding conflict as inevitable – a by-product […]
The Esmee Fairbairn impact report on Community Resolve work has lots to say on the challenge of developing a flat, non-linear delivery model, rooted in emergent ideas and practice – how to plan to have no plan, and still stay relevant and useful.
Our consultants on the Master in Imagineering at the University of Applied Science, Breda, NL, are working with us on how to draw people in to this creative approach to managing difference.