Building Bridges – Dealing with Differences and Managing Conflict in Everyday Life
Date(s) - 05/05/2023 - 07/05/2023
Differences and conflicts are a normal and an inevitable part of our daily lives. They are as common as laughter, anger, love, hope, work, play and are probably no less important than any of these.
When a dispute flares up the outcome can be sadly predictable: the conflict escalates, with each side blaming the other in increasingly strident terms and the relationship may be forever damaged.
How we deal with difference influences whether outcomes of our conflicts are constructive or destructive. During our time together we will see how we can develop our own skills by looking at the themes of communication, active listening, and negotiation. We will also spend time to look at what our Christian tradition teaches us about conflict. All are welcome.
Fr. Lorcán O’Reilly is a member of the Oblates and was ordained in 2000. Since then he has worked on Anglesey and in London. Fr. Lorcán holds a Masters in Mission Studies from St. Paul’s University, Ottawa in Canada and an Executive Masters in Non-Profit Administration from Notre Dame University, Indiana USA. While at Notre Dame University he undertook specialist studies in the area of conflict resolution and negotiation.
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Led by Lorcán O’Reilly, OMI