Healing the wounds of history

Addressing the roots of conflict in memory

The wounds of history leave their victims with memories which perpetuate conflict, sometimes for generations. When these are faced honestly and healed, cycles of violence can finally be broken

To sustain peace, trust must grow between former antagonists. How is this trust built? The Forum heard the experiences of courageous peacemakers from many countries

Selection of perspectives from the Forum

The role of religion in conflict and conflict resolution - Katherine Marshall, USA, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, University of Georgetown

The indigenous approach to well-being - Hadrien Coumans , USA, spokesperson for the Lenape people of the New York region of the USA

Faith based diplomacy - Douglas Johnston , USA, Founder and President of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

Transforming societies after political violence - Ann Njeri Ndiangui , Kenya, International Coordinator, Creators of Peace

Hope in the Cities - Sylvester Turner, USA, Director of Reconciliation Programs, Hope in the Cities

Leadership that builds community - Brendan McAllister , UK, Northern Ireland Victims’ Commissioner

Report on the healing memory workshops of the Forum - Margaret Smith , USA, School of International Service, American University

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