The Soul of Europe stands with the people of Norway as they come to terms with the terrible events of Friday July 22nd. It is particularly tragic for the people ofNorwaywho have for many years been in the forefront of peace building, which we have experienced through the work of
In November 2010, Donald Reeves and Peter Pelz went to Germany, to Werl – a town in the Ruhr region. They had been invited by the Soest Forum of Religion and Cultures because Donald had been awarded the International Award of the Forum for their work of peace-building in Bosnia.
This paper is based on the Soul of Europe’s experience working in Bosnia since 2000 and more especially our participation in the project to create a memorial for those murdered at the Omarska mine in 1992. Analysing Conflict We discovered 3 approaches to analysing conflict (or disagreement to use a
The Soul of Europe have identified five strands for the possibilities for inter-religious dialogue in the movement towards justice and a more peaceful world. Europe One of the great difficulties we in Europe experience about inter-religious activities is that secular governments do not take us seriously. The reason for this
There are 4 requirements for mobilizing the moral imagination: the ability to imagine a web of relationships including the enemy the finding and encouraging of people committed to strengthening this web-critical yeast the necessity for process and activities across every section of a community, not just ‘top down’ implementation the
This is the Soul of Europe’s vision on how the EU on the ways in which public funding could be more effectively spent in the area of peace building. I use this word in a generic sense covering the whole range of mediation, community relations and reconciliation. I am using
This blog describes in broad outline the process used in mediating an agreement between Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs for the Memorial to be created at the Omarska Mine. The process took 9 months. The process noted the particular situation in Bosnia, but could be tailor made for other situations. Introduction
This blog follows on from the mediation process the Soul of Europe used in Bosnia. We believe the process incorporating the concepts outlined in the Lambeth lecture could be useful in addressing the underlying problems which erupt from time to time as ‘flash points’ in some of our cities in