Conflict as a means of Grace
Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
While we interpret conflict as a force the divides people, conflict actually creates a tight bond between individuals, sometimes trapping them in emotional straightjackets and limiting their perceptions and vision. Those who we are in conflict with can wound us in ways strangers cannot but they can also become agents of our healing and reconciliation. This is conflict transformation which allows us to see the sacred in each person even when we still disagree. In this Day Apart, you will learn conflict transformation skills and raise your awareness of your own vulnerabilities and need for God’s support and guidance as you learn deep listening and empathy with others. When we understand conflict as an invitation to grow closer to God and to each other, we transform conflict from a destructive force into a means of grace.
About the leader(s)
Parish Consultant specializing in conflict, transitions and stewardship for the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, she also works ecumenically.