Peacefully Managing Conflict
Conflict is unavoidable–especially in today’s heated culture. Jesus calls us to be peace-makers, and healthy relationships were at the core of His teaching. How can Christians manage conflict and heated discussions well, and what peaceful practices can we adopt to help us prepare?
Jes Stoltzfus Buller is the Peace Education Coordinator at MCC, and she developed a free curriculum about these topics that your church may benefit from. Listen to the podcast to hear about Jes’s interesting history of seeing conflict firsthand in Columbia and how she used those experiences to manage (and even thrive!) in a divided American culture.
Jes also wrote the The Peaceful Practices curriculum, a resource produced by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. It is designed for congregations and other groups to build basic skills of healthy conflict transformation and dialogue.
Next time you find yourself in a conflict, remember these helpful tools and tips from Jes!