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Community through Trans-formative Conflict Resolution: Patrick Ashton

What if we could prevent epidemics of fighting and violence or at least drastically reduce their negative effects? Community Mediation could be an avenue to do this.

Community Mediation is a process of structured dialogue between the parties in a dispute mediated by trained volunteers. These trained volunteers are neutral facilitators, a third side – not an advocate for either party, not a judge, not an arbitrator, but a neutral facilitator.

They are there to empower the disputants to discover and develop their capacities to solve their own problems and through the discovery of common ground to transform the relationship between them in a positive way.

Please watch the video to learn more about Community Mediation and how we can use it for positive Democratic dialogue to build communities that are capacity enhancing, compelling, and collectively accountable. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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