Conflict Resolution / Reconciliation

The healing of violent conflicts needs the perception of different perspectives and encounters between the actors in order to shape the future without violence.

Encounter and reconciliation are important steps towards peace. We are convinced that sensitive encounter needs to be learned and enables a non-violent path to peace.

Therefore, conflict transformation and reconciliation are important to us – whether it is about coming to terms with the German past, or with past dictatorial systems (e.g. in Chile) or past wars (of the countries of the former Yugoslavia but also between the globally acting imperial powers), dialogue work in Israel and Palestine, social integration of refugees and minorities, interreligious work, training of peace workers or peace education.

Partner organisations such as RAND in Croatia or Combatants for Peace in Israel and Palestine work in the field.


Related Articles

The Israeli Occupation Took Our Daughters. Now It Won't Let Us Speak

One of the first winners of the 2003 Bremen International Peace Prize was Parents Circle, a Palestinian-Israeli association of parents who lost their…


Israel-based civil society and human rights organizations call for a ceasefire

With impressive clarity and unanimity, Israeli civil society and human rights organisations are calling for an immediate ceasefire and the release of…


Combatants für Peace: Solidarity beyond borders

In the midst of countless challenges, the American Friends of Combatants for Peace write to thank for the solidarity, generosity and partnership that…


Hans von Sponeck: Mourning is not Enough

One of the first recipients of the Bremen International Peace Award was Hans von Sponeck in 2003. Shortly before Christmas 2023 he wrote to us: Many…


We believe in a future of peace and freedom

Our project partner Combatants for Peace has been working for many years on non-violent and peaceful solutions in Israel and Palestine. In their…


Hope in the heart of darkness

Our project partners Combatants for Peace have been campaigning for nonviolence in Israel and Palestine for almost 20 years. This experience…


Greetings for the World Day of Peace

The project partners of the schwelle Foundation work worldwide for peace and justice. In a short video they send their greetings and present their…


Right Now, Despite Everything – An Encouragement from Believers for Peace

schwelle project partner RAND from Croatia is active in the network "Believers for Peace". Together with believers from Islamic and Christian…


Event: Enemies become partners | Israel and Palestine

Event 24.10.: A personal story of enemies turned partners. The Palestinian peace activist Osama Eliwat and the Israeli peace activist Rotem Levin talk…


We still believe in another way

Statement by Combatants for Peace: For the past three days, Israel has faced an unprecedented surprise attack by Hamas forces who infiltrated from…




Bank details

IBAN: DE67 4306 0967 4028 9726 00
GLS Bank

> To the donation form

       > Subscribe to newsletter





schwelle Foundation
Wachmannstrasse 79
D-28209 Bremen
Tel: +49 - (0)421 - 3032-575

> stiftung[at]

> Contact