Five Steps to a Peace Process’ with a view to encourage peace, harmony and understanding between peoples of any and all ethnicity, origin, religion or worldview. Importantly, it helps to demonstrate how our collective memories of the past influence our present identities in how we tell and live our lives.
Memory. Trauma. Peacebuilding. What are the effective approaches to enable individuals and groups to break away from the hold of traumatic memories? .. What kind of structural processes must be in place in order to engage in healing of memories .. How can individuals have healthier conceptions of their group identities that do not involve making potential enemies of the other.
Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation. These concepts are often used interchangeably in discussions, for example about post-conflict peacebuilding. The distinctions between the terms is not clear by nuance, how they relate to each-other, and how such relationships are played out in the dynamic of interventions towards peace.
The Conference explored the innovative psycho-social approaches to addressing the deeper roots of violence. The goal was to establish constructive relations between the people and communities in present-day Lebanon.