Speaker: Ronald C. Zabel, Director of the Conflict Resolution and Conciliation Center, Inc.
Peacemaking seeks to help parties identify and deal with root causes of conflict as an essential element in reaching a lasting resolution of the current conflict as well as reducing the potential for future conflict. The vast majority of conflicts involve an underlying relationship component in addition to the apparent substantive issues. This program covers how Christian Conciliation address both relationship reconciliation and substantive dispute resolution in the mediation process in helping parties achieve a lasting peace with each other and the outcome. The program will also explore opportunities for churches to have a role in fostering peacemaking vs litigiousness.
(1) Understand development of Christian Conciliation and difference from other styles of mediation.
(2) Understand role of and process of incorporating faith based values in the Christian conciliation process (theory and interactive discussion of case examples).
(3) Increase mediator awareness of how biblical dispute resolution principles can break impasse, particularly where strong relationship related issues from a family, business, or workplace relationship have a role in the impasse.
(4) Explore the opportunities churches have to foster peacemaking vs litigiousness by being a venue for mediation and conciliation.