What is at the root of this problem you care about and how can you imagine a compassionate solution?
“There is a power when you are vulnerable. When you are honest people rally to support you. People are inherently good. We want to do good. We want to be better”. – Matthew
Once you know the problem you wish to tackle, the next step is to understand the issue in a deeper way to uncover a powerful solution. In a peacemaking project the core to creating a solution is understanding other people’s positions and points of view in order to understand the complexity of a problem, its root causes, and possible solutions.
These are some of the tools we have developed and tested to help you navigate through this stage:
U1 – Talking to Others: How do others view the injustice?
U2 – Problem and Solutions Trees: What are the root causes?
U3 – Imagining the Future: What obstacles are preventing your desired future?
U4 – Compassionate Insights: How can you show compassion for those experiencing the injustice?
Deep dive resources
These resources will help you dive deeper into this stage of your journey:
You can also see some videos from other peacemakers on insights they had that led them to decide on their solution to solve the injustice they wanted to address: