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.

Section 1: Looking back

Incremental Peace in Afghanistan
Jun 2018

Section 1 of the publication explores lessons of conflict and peacemaking from Afghanistan’s past as a way to better understand how departures from established, conflictual political paths might be possible today.

Through our eyes

May 2018
It is nearly ten years since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Throughout the insurgency, the perspectives of local populations have all too-often been overlooked and excluded. Existing ‘community engagement’ has often been limited to consultation with community elders and traditional leaders on the assumption that they represent the voice of their constituents. This research, conducted in partnership between Conciliation Resources and the Kukah Centre, seeks to capture the local population’s perspectives on existing responses to the violence and their vision for long-term solutions.

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

Jul 2012

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’s peace conference in London

ABColombia, a coalition of organisations supporting human rights in Colombia, will host a public conference in London next month in association with Conciliation Resources.

Transitional justice in Nepal

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Mandira Sharma discusses the role of transitional justice following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2006. Advocated by national and international organisations as a means to help Nepal deal with legacies of past human rights violations, the concept has struggled to be internalised in Nepal.

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.