The purpose of The Conflict Resolution Network
is to research, develop, teach and implement
the theory and practice of Conflict Resolution
throughout a national and international network
and to concern ourselves with conflict
from the global and international
to the local and personal.
We do this believing that,
for the peaceful society,
there is much goodwill;
what we lack is good skill.
Conflict resolution skilling is the individualís
in making a lasting contribution to peace.
We believe that a culture of peace depends on
building conflict-resolving community
Conflict Resolution Network
in the Year 2000
CRN is acting as a registrar and information
centre for year 2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace
(IYCP2000), using our website for networking and informing the media.
CRN dynamically pursues reconciliation with
our Aboriginal community and the outlawing of all and every form of racism
(Stella Cornelius serves on the NSW Reconciliation Committee).
We keep our publications up-to-date (Helena
Cornelius still finds herself glued to the computer, researching, writing
and editing). We encourage the inclusion of conflict resolution in all
education and training.
We return with renewed vigour to Work for All
Who Need It (the elimination of involuntary unemployment) and Working
for Peace (employment issues in societies being rebuilt after collapse).
The year 2000 will see the launch of our unit of
postgraduate study at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS),
University of Sydney. This unit is devoted to Peacebuilding Media.
We continue our support to our initiative Media Peace Awards.
Together with CPACS, we continue our on-going involvement
in human rights education, serving on National and NSW Committees.
We continue - and seek partners - in the program
Conflict-Resolving Government to mitigate the adversarial vehemence
of political debate.
of Peace is a transition
from the logic
of force and fear
to the force of
reason and love."
Mr Federico Mayor
Your Invitation to participate
2000 International Year
for the Culture of Peace
The UN has declared the Year 2000
the International Year for the Culture of Peace (IYCP2000). UNESCO (Paris)
is the lead agency.
Many people - and organisations -
would welcome the opportunity to participate in IYCP2000 and, to assist
in this, CRN acts as an Information Centre and Registrar. It is hoped that
an IYCP2000 Information Centre will also inspire others and invite media
Send us 100 words of news of your project,
activity, event, ceremony, poster, publication, brochure or other and we
will put it on our website.
If you are a member of an international
organisation, consider co-ordinating with them.
Funding: Mr Downer has
written to all the Premiers stating that, although there is no special
Federal funding for IYCP2000, he encourages them to support events and
projects for the year. This encouragement may give entree to State
Go to the following internet site and
sign up directly with UNESCO (Paris) as organisational messengers for the
From this sign-up, you will receive,
directly, an internet account number that gives you access to flyers, posters,
ways to enter signatures etc.
Reporting back: Mr Downer also asks the
States to report all activities held. We gather he will then report
back to UNESCO.
Request to register your activity for
2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace
Register Form here!
For a Culture of Peace
The year 2000 must be a new beginning
for us all. Together we can transform the culture of war and violence into
a culture of peace and non-violence. This demands the participation of
everyone. It gives young people and future generations values that can
inspire them to shape a world of dignity and harmony, a world of justice,
solidarity, liberty and prosperity. The culture of peace makes possible
sustainable development, protection of the environment and the personal
fulfilment of each human being.
You can join the international movement
for the culture of peace and non-violence by spreading the word about Manifesto
2000 and by signing Manifesto 2000. Just go to http://www.unesco.org/manifesto2000
"Recognising my share of responsibility
for the future of humanity, especially for today's children and those of
future generations, I pledge - in my daily life, in my family, my work,
my community, my country and my region - to:
respect all life: Respect the life and
dignity of each human being without discrimination or prejudice;
reject violence: Practice active non-violence,
rejecting violence in all its forms: physical, sexual, psychological, economical
and social, in particular towards the most deprived and vulnerable such
as children and adolescents;
share with others: Share my time and
resources in a spirit of generosity to put an end to exclusion, injustice
and political and economic oppression;
listen to understand: Defend freedom
of expression and cultural diversity, giving preference always to dialogue,
and listening without engaging in fanaticism, defamation and the rejection
preserve the planet: Promote consumer
behaviour that is responsible and development practices that respect all
forms of life and preserve the balance of nature on the planet;
rediscover solidarity: contribute to
the development of my community, with the full participation of women and
respect for democratic principles, in order to create new forms of solidarity."
Visit CRN for details
of involuntary unemployment for Australia and world-wide is one
of CRNís human rights and social justice projects.
CRN is actively campaigning,
encouraging and offering support to political candidates who use conflict-resolving
The need for Conflict-Resolving
Government challenges us to establish civil discourse.
Order our books, manuals,
video and audio tapes on-line.
Find out how to join a
course or run one in your own organisation.
Need a mediation, a difficult
meeting facilitated, community consultation organised and chaired? We
may have your answer.
If you have a conflict thatís
troubling you, print off our CR Checklist and run the issues through
Get the rundown on the twelve
skills of Conflict Resolution
and how you apply them.
Read up on the latest
Click onto Services for CRNís
Join our free mailing
Be part of "2000, UNís
Year for the Culture of Peace" (IYCP2000).
Send us an e-mail.
Join an international dialogue on Conflict Resolution.
provides guidelines for responsible journalism. Great for the media and
Adversarial debates are old
hat. Turn your debating group into a dialogue group via the "Conflict-Resolving
"Quick Guide" on Fighting
Fair - Do you want a quick reference to Conflict Resolution skills to put
on your fridge or pin on your noticeboard?
Many programs, now well established in community,
still operate dynamically. These include CR courses; CR consulting and
in-house training; CR facilitation of meetings; CR training support; mediation;
schools and youth development; and, cultural diversity. Phone, fax or email
us to contact each directly, or visit our website <www.crnhq.org> and
click onto "Services" for their details.
Resources such as books, audio and video tapes,
posters and brochures are readily available. Ask for catalogue or visit
our website <www.crnhq.org> and click onto "Resources".
You can contact us for counselling, advice and
mentoring, or help with studentsí assignments; our cost-free CRN Information
Centre has become a widely used national and international resource.
Now, the phone (or answering
phone), fax, mail and email are responded to promptly. From 1 January 2001,
these may not be attended to so regularly.
Although we will then not
be able to give you the instant response of the past, please be patient
with us and please stay in touch.
It is a small change in that
continuum which started in 1973, then as the Peace and Conflict Resolution
Program of the United Nations Association of Australia, then - as now -
dedicated to building the conflict-resolving community. We deeply appreciate
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