Module 3: Conflict Transformation

Beecken Faith and Leadership

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 Module 3: Conflict Transformation

LSE brings together students from across the globe with diverse worldviews, faiths and experiences. This creates a space for unique collaborations but also potential for tensions. A core mission of the Faith Centre is to address religion-related conflict (note: not simply “religious conflict”) that LSE students have experienced, been formed by, and continue to encounter in our community. In so doing we want to equip students to be effective peacemakers when they graduate, understanding the complexities of religion-related conflict and drawing on religious ways of seeking peace.

This module will explore some of the key tools and perspectives necessary to understand effective conflict transformation, through workshops, dialogue activities and expert panels.

By participating in this module, you will:

  • Develop skills and tools to navigate conflict effectively

  • Build skills in interfaith dialogue through group discussions and engage critically with our interfaith ethos

  • Recognise the importance of patience and imagination and how these apply to peacebuilding

  • Gain understanding of the connection between personal conflict, religious imaginations and wider systems of conflict

Session 1: February 26th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Introduction to Conflict Transformation

A comprehensive introduction to the programme, its ethos and expectations, and an introduction to the mindset of conflict transformation, its relational focus and its intersection with faith groups.

Session 2: March 4th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

How to be an agent in your own conflict - Tools for storytelling

A brief introduction to some critical concepts and tools relating to dialogue and negotiation that are appropriate to interfaith conflict contexts.

Session 3: March 11th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Peacebuilders panel

A panel of peacebuilders speaking on their experience of working on conflict transformation.

Session 4: March 18th, 6pm to 8pm

Facilitating those in conflict - Tools for negotiation

A panel of peacebuilders speaking of their experience of working on conflict transformation. 

Session 5: March 23rd, 11am to 2pm

Facilitating those in conflict - Habits of a reconciler

An interactive workshop which explores the nature of online conflict and invites students to apply their learning to produce ‘an online conflict management toolkit for LSE students’.


The programme is open to all current LSE students, of any faith or belief or none, and both those that have experience of interfaith activities and those that are keen to get more involved.

To join fill this application. The application deadline is Monday 19th February 2024.


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