Countless people around the world have experienced and been affected by wars, violence, and genocides. We recognize that the wounds that were inflicted by these events affect each society differently. Wounded societies share many of the same questions. How can we overcome historical legacies, remember truthfully, and find hope for the future? How can we bridge the gap between victims and perpetrators, friends and perceived enemies, using language as a tool for reconciliation? How might we heal divisions in fragmented societies?
Join us at LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania for this European peace conference from February 29 to March 3, 2024. We'll explore victimhood, violence, and breaking patterns of hopelessness, with a focus on using language for both violence and reconciliation. Workshops will delve into nonviolent communication, peace theology, and trauma healing. An evening theater performance will prompt self-reflection in a fractured world. Join us to discuss ways to bridge divides and create a more hopeful future.