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, PhD, is an Appreciative Inquiry expert and a grief, resilience and purpose coach. She is an AIP editorial board member, ICF-PCC Coach, NTL professional member and TAOS associate. Neena has edited three issues of AIP and authored two books and several articles.


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