Living with Conflict

Everyone is living with conflict. If you are not, you’re rare, and please let us know about it. Most people don’t enjoy it much, and ask why does this happen and what can I do about it?  This website explores these questions and you are welcome to join in the exploration.  The only qualification you need to join in is to have lived some life, been in some conflict, and be willing to think about it.

  • Experimenting

The content on this website begins with Susan Robson‘s work on conflict in Peace Churches. It also contains contributions from a wide range of other people, including our other editor, Rhiannon Grant. If you have comments, questions, or would like to contribute, please do get in touch.

If you’re not sure where to start reading, try this introduction to the project.

If you’re hoping to use this website as a resource with other people, try how to use the website.

If you’re looking for suggestions about how to handle a specific conflict, try a Biblical Roadmap for Handling Conflict within Communities.

If you have a question, try our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you’d like to explore some of the themes which run throughout our website, try the links in the sidebar:
if you scroll down on the right hand side of the screen you’ll find the tag cloud, which offers you ways to find common ideas across the website,
if you scroll down a bit further you’ll find the categories list, which offers a list of key themes and lets you find them quickly.

If you’re looking for something specific, you’ll also find the search box on the right hand side.

If you’d like to read a story about a conflict which has been resolved, try this interview about recycling rage.

If you’d like to join a conversation about conflict and how we deal with it, come on over to our Facebook page.

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The three themes at the top – Exploring, Experimenting, and Expectations – name different aspects of the work, although there are overlaps.

  • Under Exploring you will find core ideas and information about the project and conflict as a topic.
  •  Under Experimenting you will find options for ways of doing things, including experiments in doing conflict differently.
  • Under Expectations you will find material about the ways in which the expectations we have of others and ourselves affect, and sometimes limit, the ways we are able to respond to conflict.
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