RESOLVING AND TRANSFORMING CONFLICTS (Nonviolence Solutions) Prepared by: Janine Kandall N. Salinas IV-6 BEED CONFLICT • is from a Latin word conflictus which means striking together. • It occurs when one’s actions or beliefs are unacceptable to and, are, hence resisted by the other. • It can occur in dyads, groups or larger societal structures. What Prevents Us from Resolving Our Conflicts? • Fear, pride anger and desire for revenge • Indifference or apathy • Lack of common interest • Lack of communication ANGER • is not merely irritation or disappointment but a combined feeling of disappointment, anxiety and indignation that signal our body to prepare for fight. How Do We Manage Our Anger? • • • • Recognize that you are angry. Distance yourself from the situation Release anger physically in direct forms Relaxation Techniques Dealing With Conflicts • FLIGHT • FIGHT • ACCOMODATE • COMPROMISE • FACE/COLLABORATE NONVIOLENCE SOLUTIONS NONVIOLENCE • It provides alternatives to violence. It is not passive resistance, but an active strategy with clear goals. • It seeks to achieve peace, or a vicious political campaign that says it seeks to achieve justice or another beneficial results. • It is the refusal to do harm to other humans as life is sacred and is an absolute value. It is anchored in belief that a human has a potential to change. WHY NONVIOLENCE? • JAINISM: it is taught that a wise person “does not kill, nor cause others to kill, nor consent to the killings by others” • TAOISM (Lao Tzu): “weapons are instruments of evil and not of a good ruler” • BUDDHISM: the percept of “not to kill” is the foundation for all Buddhist action. • HINDUISM: ahimsa is considered as the greatest gift and highest teaching. • ISLAM: it is taught that anyone who “takes one life without justification, it is he has taken the lives of all humanity” • JUDAISM: followers are urged :not to envy a man of violence and not choose any of his ways • CHRISTIANS: “those who use the sword are sooner or later destroyed by it” NONVIOLENCE WORKS • PEOPLE POWER I & II NONVIOLENT ACTIONS Petitions Banners, posters Singing Marches Prayer rallies Mock funerals Vigils General strike Teaching-Learning Ideas • Be a good role model. • Decide with the students some rules for peaceful classroom. • Encourage more cooperative rather than competitive activities. • Consider peaceful techniques of conflict resolution over punitive action. • Teach anger management techniques. • Teach your students both love of country and concern for the whole human community.