Conflict Transformation March 1–31 In this five-week study participants will explore a workable approach to conflict via the framework of conflict
In this five-week study participants will explore a workable approach to conflict via the framework of conflict transformation, as opposed to “conflict resolution.” Conflict Transformation is an approach with a deep reach, offering both solutions and possibilities for social change. It aids leaders deal with immediate crises, but also address long-term change.
Using the breakthrough work of John Paul Lederach, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of conflict transformation, participants will apply a specific framework to the task of conflict transformation. Lederach is recognized for his work on conflict transformation at multiple levels: person-to-person, factions within communities, to warring nations. His conflict transformation approach is about not simply “How do we end something not desired?” but “How do we end something destructive and build something desired?”
Instructor: Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA.
Schedule: This is an asynchronous course; participants will not be required to log on at specific times.
This course is provided by Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. Registration ends on Sunday, February 28.
march 1 (Monday) - 31 (Wednesday)