Self-care is a critical component in resolving conflicts. It can help individuals better understand conflicts and be better prepared to work through difficult conversations and emotions. Join us on our last day of Mediation Week to hear Shane Pointe, Knowledge Keeper of the Musqueam First Nation, talk about the importance of using communities for strength and resilience to help manage self-care and personal healing.
Effective diplomacy and peacebuilding is the height of conflict resolution. Whether individuals are resolving their conflicts through mediation or diplomacy, they must learn to listen and understand each other’s perspectives, interests and feelings. These are key elements of effective problem solving. On Day 4 of Mediation Week, we explore the how individuals can resolve conflicts through understanding, compassion and patience.
Conflicts are inevitable; therefore, understanding how to prevent conflicts becomes even more critical, especially in intergenerational settings. On Day 3 of Mediation Week, we discuss intergenerational conflicts and how individuals can resolve conflicts and alleviate tensions through listening, understanding, and respecting each other's views.
As we look to building for the future, it is important for the Jamat to plan for their future generations. The Ismaili International Conciliation and Arbitration Board recently released the Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning to assist murids in deciding how to ethically transfer their wealth, including upon death, so as to preserve their wealth for future generations, respect the equality of men and women, respond to the needs of their dependents, including younger and vulnerable members of their families, and thereby create a more resilient and stronger Jamat. On Day 2 of Mediation Week, we explore the importance of preserving and transferring wealth within the ethics of Islam, and how the Jamati institutions work together to help the Jamat better understand the Guidelines.
Mediation Week is recognized in countries around the world every October to highlight the value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a constructive and cost-effective alternative to litigation. This year, the Ismaili International Conciliation and Arbitration Board is presenting a series of programs that provide information about conflict resolution based on in the context of early dispute resolution. On Day 1 of Mediation Week, we explore the role of civil society in addressing root causes of conflict and how communities and societies can better prepare to resolve conflicts.

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