At its most basic, the language of ‘conflict resolution’ implies finding a solution to a problem. It guides our thinking toward bringing some set of events or issues, usually experienced as very painful, to an end. We seek a conclusion. Resolution’s guiding question is this: How do we end something that is not desired? [Conflict] Transformation directs us toward change, to how things move from one shape to a different one.
I sat down to write a blog post about conflict transformation and conflict resolution…which one do we need the most? But then these guys had already written some awesome things about it….so, I’m gonna pass you their post and I’ll fill in some of my ideas about how this applies to the Philippines down the road. Read their post here!
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