reconciling conflictcelebrating difference
Is an ambitious and innovative global network of people promoting the process of reconciliation throughout the world. Our aim is to foster open dialogue in spaces dissected by national, cultural, racial and religious difference and create opportunity for the realisation of practical projects driven by a vision of peace.
Over 50 countries
Globally connected people
Outcome focused projects
Each year Global Reconciliation recognises the reconciliation efforts of an individual with the Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship
The core idea behind Global Reconciliation’s work is that everyday practices can be
harnessed to foster reconciliation in society. By bringing people together in community
settings around common concerns and interests we seek to build relationships of trust
and shared confidence in the future.
Global Reconciliation is not a funding organisation. Our role is to facilitate connections
between people and to help foster productive and cooperative relationships between
them. Accordingly, we offer our services (usually free of charge) to help develop
projects, make connections, facilitate conversations and discussions and (where
necessary) apply for material support from outside agencies.
In our reconciliation practices we are strictly non-political. We do not support and are
not formally linked to any political party or organisation. We support communication
and dialogue among people with widely differing views. We believe that this is the only
way in which peace can ultimately be achieved in areas of conflict, including violent
However, we do operate according to clearly stated values and principles, which include
mutual respect among members, an openness to talking and listening, a commitment to
democratic decision-making processes, and rejection of discrimination on the basis of
race, gender, religion or cultural beliefs.
Our outcome-focused projects are directed towards fostering communication across the
divides of culture, race, religion and politics by building community projects around shared goals. Examples of the areas in which we work include health care, sport, the arts, women, youth, gender, the environment, sport, spirituality and social justice.
The outcomes of our work include the conversations themselves, the building (or
rebuilding) of trust and mutual respect, support for communities and the individuals
living within them, and the specific outcomes of the actual projects—such as enhanced
health care, an improved environment, sporting and cultural activities etc.