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Cultures and conflict

Liebmann, Marian
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) The Friend (October 27).

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) started in the mid 1970s in Greenhaven Prison, New York (USA), when a group of inmates asked local Quakers to help them stem violence in the prison. A workshop was devised to teach conflict resolution to inmates, and this model has been used in many prisons in the United States and other countries. In September 2000, at Wadham College, Oxford, an AVP International Conference was held, with people from many countries participating. In this article, Marian Liebmann reports on the conference. The conference included workshops on many relevant topics – including “Cultures and Conflict” – as well as a visit to Grendon Prison.


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