Journey Towards Healing and Reconstruction for Socio-Communal Violence Survivors


Reconciliation is about a future aspiration, something important, perhaps even an ideal state to hope for. It is a sustained process voluntarily undertaken at both individual and collective levels. In the process life grows – both ‘one person at a time’ and collectively. In this article, the authors explore the phenomenon and process of collective social reconciliation after prolonged conflict, hate campaigns, oppression and targeted violence, usually affecting large populations.


Author: Harsh Mander

Harsh Mander is human rights and peace worker, writer, researcher and teacher. He works with survivors of mass violence, hunger, homeless persons and street children. He organizes Karwan-e-Mohabbat for solidarity with families affected by hate violence and convenes the India Exclusion Report. He has written several articles and six books.


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Author: Neena Verma

Neena Verma, Ph.D., is an Appreciative Inquiry thought leader, an ICF-PCC coach, NTL professional member and TAOS Associate. As well as editing Feb 2013, Nov 2016 and May 2020 issues of AIP, Neena has authored one book and several articles. She serves on the AIP editorial board and has contributed book appreciations since 2015. Neena runs a library movement for underprivileged children and volunteers for various social causes.


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