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.
Rwanda event was to explore the psychological roots of violence in recent Rwanda, and to identify new modalities of healing, reconciliation and forgiveness, between both individuals and groups.
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.