RAND-Regional Address for Nonviolent Action in Croatia
One of RAND's priorities is to give training courses, where participants can acquire expertise on the subject and get the opportunity to raise self-awareness about "how to create and maintain peace". They organize rooms where people meet and are able to work on their experiences in a structured way. At the seminar participants learnpractical skills as well as theoretical knowledge.
Since participants come from multiethnic and multireligious contexts, the question arose, what role faith plays in the process of reconciliation between conflicting ethnic groups of the region.
The magic formula: Humanity
As a consequence, interreliigous work became the second pillar of RAND's activities. Together with believers of Islamic and Christian (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant) faith, RAND established a network called "Believers for Peace." The network organizes interreligious peace conferences under the title "Through Building Peace, We Praise God" and invites people from the region and Western Europe to participate. Furthermore, RAND organizes inter religious meetings combining interreligious dialogue with methods of nonviolent communication.
As of late RAND offers a "training for trainers." Emphasis on topics such as: "How do I deal with conflict in a group" and "How do I manage training work without evaluations" From these sessions a guide book emerged with exercises and texts for the trainers ofconflict transformation. RAND annually organizes an international day for non-violence in different cities, at which they make living with non-vioence an experience through different activities.
Conflict Resolution / Reconciliation