Source: (2002) Evanston, IL: JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, United Methodist Church.

The mission of JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation is to prepare and assist United Methodists to engage conflict constructively in ways that strive for justice, reconciliation, resource preservation, and restoration of community in the Church and in the world. This document is a product of that mission. It consists of two major parts. The first part focuses on individual preparation for conflict transformation. The second part focuses on engaging others in conflict transformation. Resources in the document include identification and elaboration of theological, ethical, and relational principles; quotations from the Bible and other sources; processes for dealing with conflict constructively; short, relevant stories or incidents; a bibliography; and a list of organizations that provide training in conflict transformation.

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