Corrymeela News


New Report: Moving from Violence to Peace

19 May 2021


The Recovering from Violence Research Cluster – led by the Ohio State University’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and Corrymeela – convened a learning platform with individuals working on moving communities and individuals from violence to peace around the world. The report is now available.

As the report lays out: ‘communities and individuals across the world are in varying states of transition from violence to peace. While the character of violence might differ, from paramilitarism and criminal gangs to civil war and genocide, societies moving toward peace share similar challenges. As such, the lessons gleaned from one context are informative for others…[and] several overlapping themes emerged.’

Follow this link to read the report and to learn more about the Research Cluster’s findings on the importance of re/integration, relationships of trust, identity, rituals, social location and power, gender, history and language; as well as the innovation of their methodology.

Corrymeela is pleased to have been a part of this extraordinary partnership and eager to share this significant report.