Understand through Compassion
"There is a power when you are vulnerable. When you are honest people rally to support you. People are inherently good. We want to do good. We want to be better".
Once you know the problem you wish to tackle, the next step is to understand the issue in a deeper way to uncover a powerful solution. In a peacemaking project, the core to creating a solution is understanding other people’s positions and points of view in order to understand the complexity of a problem, its root causes and possible solutions.
These are some of the tools we have developed and tested to help you navigate through this stage:
U1 - Talking to Others: How do others view the injustice?
U2 - Problem and Solutions Trees: What are the root causes?
U3 - Imagining the Future: What obstacles are preventing your desired future?
U4 - Compassionate Insights: How can you show compassion for those experiencing the injustice?