We're still thinking deeply about what it takes to build a culture of non-violence. Here are our thoughts on it this month.

When people’s needs and concerns go unheard for long periods, they may believe that violence is their only option.

When people resort to violence they are not taking into account the needs of others in the conflict.

The more complex, deep-rooted, lengthy or violent the conflict the more essential a mapping process is, if it is ever to move out of its impasse.

Mapping is equally valuable for our everyday conflicts. It's best when you do it with the other person or group. No, it’s not simple, but the process does work! It can turn opponents into problem-solving partners.