Since 2002, Global Reconciliation have worked collaboratively on projects around the world, tapping in to a global network of reconciliation specialists.
To promote reconciliation by fostering dialogue and conducting practical projects with a research and learning focus that cross national, cultural, religious and racial differences in Australia and overseas.
Global Reconciliation is an ambitious and innovative, Australian-initiated network of people and organisations around the world seeking to research and promote 'reconciliation' - that is, dialogue and practical engagements across cultural, religious, racial and other differences.
Global Reconciliation has conducted international conferences and initiated collaborative projects in more than 50 countries. Our partners include government and non-government organisations, academic institutions, professional associations and community based groups.
The core idea underlying our work is that everyday practices can be used to foster reconciliation. Our focus is community based and local, rather than political or diplomatic, although we in no way discount the importance of these approaches. In fact, we believe that the local and the global approaches to reconciliation are interdependent and complementary and the both have to be pursued simultaneously.
We aim to draw together the diverse resources of communities around the world to establish specific, outcome focused projects which enhance learning, understanding and health in all countries involved. Our efforts concentrate on the broad themes of health and wellbeing, education and research, arts, spirituality, and sport - and their ethical and intercultural dimensions.
We see reconciliation as an ongoing process that can serve many different purposes. Reconciliation can:
► Contribute to consolidating peace
► Break a cycle of violence
► Restore justice at the personal and social levels
► Bring about personal healing and reparation for past injustices
► Build non-violent relationships for the future