THE DIVERSITY CONFERENCE 2000

National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights


Ms Christine Cargill
National Director, Social Responsibility and Justice, Uniting Church in Australia

Conflict Resolution through the use of Story Telling in Small Communities

Abstract
Conflict and stories are part of everyday life. Over the past 3 year I have developed a process devised for faith communities to assist them to deal with situations of conflict within their communities, through telling their story of the experience and creating new story for that place/space. The process known as RENARL invites a community to work through a series of steps to acknowledge and address conflicts within their midst. The main purpose of the workshop is to use an everyday device (stories) to encourage individuals and communities to claim their power to bring about change in a situation of conflict.

This will be an interactive workshop providing a brief overview of the
RENARL process and then inviting participants to engage in a brief experience of using stories to address local issues of conflict.

Bionote
BEd. Mlitt(Peace Studies) MA(TS)candidate. Having work in the areas of disability services, policy develop and advocacy, Christine is now employed by the Uniting Church in Australia. An experienced story teller, Master Thesis title "A Story to be Told: Resolving Conflict within communities of faith after an incident of Sexual misconduct" addressed the complex issues of resolving conflict in small closed communities.

Presentation Type
60 min Workshop


University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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