Because I'm participating in a CyberWeek Webinar today on Conflict Resolution web resources, I took a closer look than usual at one of my favorite ADR web sites Beyond Intractability.org
What can you find here?
How about an interactive step-by-step guide on how to stop fighting in your personal relationships.
There are also checklists to help you resolve the day-to-day conflicts that sap our energy -- such as those in the workplace and to help you understand and contribute to the resolution of international conflicts that lead to war and terrorism.
At the you can learn about and participate in an initiative that identifies and proposes action to resolve the twenty greatest conflict challenges of the 21st Century. While you're there, be sure to see the PowerPoint slideshow designed to demonstrate how we might build interest in a Frontiers documentary or popular book.
You can also learn how to talk about politics across the red/blue divide, deviating from the old saw that you shouldn't talk politics or religion in polite society.
You can also:
- Find case studies of conflicts at various stages of resolution or escalation around the world.
- Browse Resources for Journalists including essays on the role of the media in difficult and intractable conflicts, conflict resolution-related information on current "high-profile" conflicts, a list of things journalists should consider when covering conflicts, a list of experts who are willing to talk to them about conflict resolution topics, and essays on conflict topics that war or "conflict" journalists should be aware of who are writing about conflict.
- Search a "knowledge base" that contains 350+ articlees on basic conflict resolution topics; downloadable audio file interviews with 70+ conflict experts; Case Studies, Personal Stories, and Peacemaker Profiles; Summaries of 500+ books and articles; Searchable Citations to 4000+ Web and print resources; News on intractable conflict topics; Affiliated Projects; Assignments and Exercises; and, Editorials and New Ideas
Spend just a little time on this site and you'll never again laugh at Miss America hopefuls who say their fondest dream is world peace.
Read, think, do.