Saturday, 28 March 2009

Mix & Match for Justice & Peace

Last week a workshop took place at Talitha Kumi school in Beit Jala near Jerusalem, bringing together people looking for new approaches to promote peace and justice in the region. Over five densely packed days, facilitators and mediators from three organisations presented their approaches: the ICA Technology of Participation, ARIA (creative conflict engagement) and IICP / Transcend (integrative conflict transformation). The aim is to create a fusion or toolbox that would combine the virtues of these different approaches. The final product would be shared with facilitators in Israel and the OPT who work on community and advocacy development. We had rich, insightful days. (Thanks to Barak Granot for his photographs!)