"Healing the Wounds of Ethnic Conflict: The Role of the Church in Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation"
by Dr. Rhiannon Lloyd with Kristine Bresser

Healing the Wounds of Ethnic Conflict Manual

This booklet was originally written for workshop participants.  It is not a manual on how to run the workshop, but is, instead, a further resource for those who have gone through the workshop or for those who are working in other areas of reconciliation.  We are not a publishing company and produce only enough for ourselves. However, over the years we have heard that many people have been able to profitably use this simple material in their specific situations so we try to keep enough available for those who are seeking to work in the area of reconciliation.

The Table of Contents and an excerpt from the first chapter are reproduced below for your information: 

 

Section 1:  Laying the Foundation - Understanding and Experiencing God's Heart

 

Section 2:  Building the Walls - Healing our Wounds

 

Section 3: Adding the Roof - Moving towards Reconciliation

 

Appendix

 

Excerpt from Chapter 1:

Different Ethnic Groups - a blessing or a curse?

"Was it God's plan that we would belong to different ethnic groups with different characteristics and cultures? I believe it was. Acts 17:26 tells us that from one man (or blood) He made all ethnic groups to live in different parts of the world at different times. (The word for 'nations' in the New Testament is always the word 'ethos' which means people groups, not nations as we know them today.) God, in His wisdom, modified some of our physical features (e.g. skin colour, hair thickness) to be adapated to the environment of the part of the world He had chosen for us. We are different but we are of equal value in God's sight. (Ac 10:34-35; Ro 2:11, 10:12). When He created, God had no favourites.

Here are some of the reasons why He divided us into many ethnic and cultural groups: