Faith Divided: Spirituality Caught in Conflict

This film, directed by two filmmakers from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, provides an emotive illustration of how conflict has prevented Kashmiris across different faiths from visiting their places of worship.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

Colombian women share message of peace with President Santos on state visit

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, finished his historic state visit to the UK by meeting Colombian women from across London who are working for peace, and renewing his commitment to find a peaceful solution to end over 50 years of war in Colombia.

President Santos met the women, many of whom were forced to flee the conflict, at a community event organised by the Colombian embassy as part of his three-day state visit to the UK.

No war and no peace in Colombia and the Philippines

The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining examples to the world of innovation and negotiation.

Giving Colombian women a voice in the peace process

Women of the Colombian diaspora will be visiting their home country this week to ensure their voices are included in the Colombian peace process. 
 

Key websites - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Key websites referenced in the case studies of the Accord Insight 3, Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships 

Further reading - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

A suggested further reading list on reconciliation and dealing with legacies of violence, with sections focusing on the Accord Insight 3's four case study contexts - the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, Colombia, Mindanao (Philippines) and Northern Ireland. 

Key texts - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Key texts drawn from the Accord Insight 3 publication, Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

Expert opinion - Rehabilitating reconciliation

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

David Bloomfield counters notions that reconciliation is soft and non-contentious post-conflict activity, arguing that it is a tough and essential component in rebuilding societies affected by violent conflict.

From enemies to partners? Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Duncan Morrow discusses how reconciliation has provided a crucial direction for efforts to move away from violent conflict towards peaceful partnership in Northern Ireland, shaping and being sustained in large part by a wide variety of grassroots interventions.