“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
from If I Had My Life to Live Over – by Erma Bombeck
“I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.”
Welcome to the North American Institute for Conflict Resolution Website
is a non-profit corporation dedicated to enlarging the capacity for compassionate presence in those engaged in conflict and the management and transformation of it in work, their homes and their communities. This involves, specifically, engaging the inner resources of neutrals and participants in the management of conflict.
The major offerings are:
Calendar and Activities for our offerings.
What’s New for current highlights and information on training, coaching and materials
Our distinguished newsletter, Of Seeds & Sowers, still available free to subscribers.
Our Library including the Forgiveness Room, A Discovery Room with Drops in the Ocean, a labyrinth, a Reading Room with a great annotated reading list and our Projects Room with notes on.
The Online Peace Library, a project to bring articles, books, curricula, training materials and manuals, tapes, videos and other items to schools, libraries and individuals all over the world.
The Heart/work Project, that provides training, materials and support for those seeking to bring more of their hearts forward into the management of conflict.