Remembering – an individual recollection
Many families and individuals will be resigned to the reality that they will never have their day in court to see the faces of the... Read More
Forgetting – forget about it
Societies tend to forget a lot easier than individuals, but this too cannot be forced. Attempts by governments and institutions to make us forget are counterproductive.... Read More
Forgiveness – who decides?
It is time for individual acts of forgiveness and reconciliation to be allowed. This unhelpful self-righteous anger on behalf of your community or your people... Read More
Racial reconciliation and prosperity
Participatory methodology can be employed to break down hurtful, deeply entrenched barriers and assist in reconciliation by enabling parties to share their stories, give recognition... Read More
Reflecting nature in project design and implementation – part two
TransConflict is pleased to present the second part of a paper by the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation from Zimbabwe, a member of the... Read More
Reflecting nature in project design and implementation
TransConflict is pleased to present a two-part paper by the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation from Zimbabwe, a member of the Global Coalition for... Read More
Peace education in post-genocide Rwanda
As a contribution to preventing violence on the continent, the participants of the African Alliance for Peace summit formulated the ‘Kigali Declaration’ in order to call on... Read More
Never again – a reality or dream for Rwanda?
The Rwandan youth – who represent the majority of the population – are actively involved in preserving peace and prosperity in their nation. Through participating... Read More
Genocide and justice – where now?
Two decades after the Rwanda genocide, the promised hopes of international accountability for such crimes is in trouble, with a number of ingredients of a... Read More
Closed borders, open minds?
Though civil society has played a key role in promoting dialogue between non-state actors in Turkey and Armenia, the border issue makes things very difficult.
Umuganda – a tool for reconciliation in Rwanda
The concept of ‘Umuganda’ – which means ‘coming together in common purpose’ – is to promote unity and reconciliation in a society that has been devastated... Read More
Lest we forget – the foundations of peace in Rwanda
The collective acknowledgement of the past not only clears up misunderstandings, it also liberates us from the tyranny of widespread, existing popular prejudices. In order... Read More
Rwanda – building an engaged youth twenty years after genocide
Rwanda is still in need of healing and reconciliation, and the Rwandan youth still need to reflect on lessons learned from the past in order... Read More
Reflections on Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies
TransConflict is pleased to present additional reflections on Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies – its purpose, importance and approach – by two participants in the Scholars´... Read More
Between recognition and denial – the genocide question and Turkish-Armenian relations
The Turkish-Armenian reconciliation process is now almost completely stalled, with Turkey continuing to vehemently oppose the Armenian-inspired international campaign to secure recognition of the Armenian... Read More
Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future
Whereas other countries have considered justice to be an essential component of peace and reconciliation, Liberia has totally disregarded the punishment of those who perpetrated... Read More
Bridging divisions in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s society
Ethnic divisions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are possibly greater than ever before. The Genesis Project, though, shows that reconciliation is not an impossible dream.
The politics of reconciliation in Zimbabwe
A delay in establishing the constitutionally-guaranteed National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) raises profound questions about the commitment of Zimbabwe’s political elites to achieving justice... Read More
On reconciliation in Kosovo
The Balkans, in general, and Kosovo, in particular, will not come to terms with the past without real political determination and recognition. The process of... Read More
The numbers game and reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s bitter and brutal thirty year conflict ended in May 2009. The government’s victory over the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was decisive... Read More
Can reconciliation be pursued through history teaching?
EUROCLIO offers a successful model for many history educators in Europe to address innovative, and often controversial, content as well as collaborative, active, meaningful and... Read More
Rwanda’s artful path toward peace – cultural industries and post-conflict reconciliation
Rwanda is a prime example of a post-conflict society that is using film, theatre music, and other creative industries in its journey toward reconciliation and... Read More
Reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka
Differing conceptualisations of the term ‘reconciliation’ has sparked a debate regarding the best way to approach the issue. Whilst government policy is firmly concerned with... Read More
The Cemetery of France
TransConflict is pleased to present a second CRIC Project (Conflict and Identity) film, entitled ‘The Cemetery of France’, which examines new debates on the heritage... Read More
Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield
As the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, TransConflict is pleased to present a CRIC Project (Conflict and Identity) film, entitled... Read More