Community-based peacebuilding of civil society in peace processes forms a basis for our programmes. Research also plays an essential role in the nonviolent conflict transformation approach, both as a precondition for understanding the context of engagement and as a means for conflict transformation. While LPI’s partners include a large variety of civil society organisations, depending on the context of engagement in the different country programmes, the Institute puts special emphasis on engaging in work or dialogue with faith-based organisations.

“Conflict transformation is to envision and respond to the ebb and flow of social conflict as life-giving opportunities for creating constructive change processes that reduce violence, increase justice in direct interaction and social structures, and respond to real-life problems in human relationships.”

John Paul Lederach – Professor of International Peacebuilding, and a member of LPI’s International Advisory Council.

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On Monday, March 12, the Life & Peace Institute (LPI) held the first seminar of its "Let's Engage the Global Goals" project at Uppsala University, in partnership with Uppsala Peace and Development Students' Association and Pax et Bellum. The project is part of LPI's new Sweden programme and will aim to spread knowledge about the Global Goals while also encouraging participants to engage. #GlobalGoals ... See MoreSee Less

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