Are you ready for a
new method of peace?
Conflict Resolution Day
19 October 2017
Conflict Resolution Day takes place on the third Thursday of October. And this year it will take place on 19 October 2017. The day was the idea of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) first ran in 2005 to promote the awareness of conciliation, mediation and other ways we can look at dealing with conflict and achieve more peaceful methods. And to do this the day has to be huge!
It’s essential to get governments on board so that they can reach out to schools, communities, families, the legal system – so we can all start working towards making positive changes together.
The ACR picture logo sums up everything the day is about. You can see the roots which show where the tree started growing – at one time it was just a small seed but now it has grown and blossomed into a tree with lots of colourful leaves. The idea is that while the changes will take time the rewards will be worth it! Just like any changes made this year will develop again and again year on year.
If you’re part of a school, whether elementary, middle-school or high school there are lots of conflict resolution activities for you to do this year as part of Conflict Resolution Day! And seeing as the day is worldwide – the posters are available in English, Arabic, French, Hebrew, Spanish and Japanese! How’s that for being prepared?
Are you keen to organise an event in your community? Well you should try to get local newspapers, radio stations and politicians involved. You could also take a leaf out of ACR’s book and hold a contest! It could be poetry, photography, dancing or something else altogether like an essay or art competition with ‘conflict resolution’ as the theme. For more details, just go to the Conflict Resolution Day website.