Resolving conflict

How do you bring together people that are in conflict with each other?
How do we develop real understanding of others?
What is the difference between consensus and compromise?
Why do you believe in the importance of a united Europe?

One of the characteristics of successful societies is the ability to resolve conflict within and beyond their own populations. Many organisations such as the United Nations exist to help different countries and groups of population coexist harmoniously.

Why is it important for Britain to be involved in conflict resolution in 2016?

A key ingredient of conflict resolution is the ability of people or groups of people to discuss issues which affect them and to reach a consensus. Britain has often led the way in developing diplomatic links between different governments and societies, for the benefit not only of Britons (wherever they may live) but for citizens of other countries.

Incidents, actions and conflicts on the other side of the world have long been able to impact directly on British Society – today's interconnected world and instant communications make this ever more the case.

“If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.”

W.H Auden

How can we relate this idea from a poem to the concept of developing trust between people and nations?

Does this quote have any bearing developing British Values other than trust?

“Reading is the single most important ingredient of growing up and education.”

Michael Morpurgo

For Michael Morpurgo, literature can help develop readers' empathy for others – especially for those from unfamiliar backgrounds. He believes that by reading widely, we can better understand our past, present and future experiences for the benefit of all.

What books have you read that develop a sense of empathy for people from different parts of the world?