Reconciliation

After violent conflict, the groups involved must continue living side by side. Mistrust, grudges, and past wrongs often boil over into renewed violence. We bring people together to learn how to heal, forgive, reconcile, and work through their differences peacefully.

A Memory Map to Support Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

To help communities remember and reconcile, we built an online archive of 320 stories from Sri Lanka’s Civil War.

Freedom From Fear

A childhood marred by war left Pirem afraid and mistrustful of other ethnic groups — until he experienced an unexpected human connection.

To achieve reconciliation in Sri Lanka, trust in youth

When his favorite neighborhood event was canceled because of senseless violence, young peacebuilder Sanjaath Nazeer took it upon himself to fix it.

The Stylist Who Turned Activist

Violence in the CAR turned Laeticia’s life upside down. She found the strength to start over, becoming a peace ambassador in the process.

When Leadership is Fearless and Female

Agnès leads a group of women who are bringing together a community divided by racial discrimination.

Police and Citizens Build Peace… by Singing to Each Other

A public singing competition called dohori brought together police and citizens in Nepal, improving relations between them.

The Community Memorialization Project

We are creating an environment that acknowledges and protects the diverse perspectives and memories of Sri Lanka’s history.