Our work is all about how to bring together people from different ‘sides’ and sectors, to work together to process history and facilitate the future.
We always partner with local organisations, to develop ways to reach out and gather community – knowing that the diversity of community is needed to grapple with the persisting impact of past violence, in order to take accountability and discover new pathways for community relationships, and to prevent future conflict.
CFOR was founded because we saw how people who have suffered and perpetrated violent conflict are eager to engage with one another, when given the opportunity. We see profound interactions and uplifting outcomes.
We facilitate with methods of ‘Worldwork’, the application of Processwork to working with communities, conflict resolution, and organisational change.
Our approach is based on the principle of ‘deep democracy’ – this means that wisdom and direction arises from inside of a community, by way of facilitated interactions that include the diversity in community. And by way of facilitated interactions of the different dimensions of our experiences: grappling with awareness, accountability and reparations for the reality and ongoing impact of history; the subjective feelings and the roles that we share; and the deepest sense of humanity and nature that unites us.