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APR 30

Opening to Quaker Conciliation

30 April - 4 June 2024, Online

Do you see conflict and long to be able to do something useful about it? This course will give an introduction to the approaches and skills of Quaker conciliation.

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Conflict can have huge impacts on families, faith communities and whole countries. What is the role of a conciliator? What is it like to actually try using conciliation skills? What are some of the pitfalls we want to try to avoid as a conciliator? Why is an awareness of power important for a conciliator? How might you be able to use basic conciliation skills in your family, your meeting or even further afield? These are some of the questions we will explore during this 6-week online course.

This course will be led by Quaker conciliators with experience of supporting people in conflict to move towards finding their own solutions in contexts including London, Myanmar and Yemen.

We will use a mix of experiential exercises, individual reflection, somatic/ body-based activities, group discussion and input.

In this short time, you will not be experts by the end of the course, but you will hopefully have an understanding and the beginning of some skills that may enable you to be in service to transforming conflicts, whether that is between people close to you or in more complex situations.

The QPSW International Conciliation Group (ICG) is seeking to begin to build the capacity of a new group of Friends to be ready where we are invited to support peace efforts. This course will serve as one part of that process.

The live Zoom sessions will take place every Tuesday at 19:00-20:30 (UK time).

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Telephone: 0121 7282360

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Date & time

Start: 00:00 on 30 April 2024

Finish: 00:00 on 4 June 2024


United Kingdom

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