Voices From the Glen

Background: During the Finding the Common Ground (FtCG) process there was feedback that some stalkers were not comfortable speaking in large gatherings.  At the same time, the importance of hearing their voices was acknowledged.  It was felt that to support dialogue it ...

Finding the Common Ground

'Crisis' 'A situation that has reached a critical phase' 'An unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending' Merriam-Webster.com Crisis is a word that is being frequently associated with climate and biodiversity and governments ...

Online skill-sharing discussions: mediation at protests and demonstrations

What’s going on at demonstrations? Are the dynamics of conflict becoming sharper at the moment? What are protestors’ objectives?  What are the police’s intentions? Who else is affected – and what do they want? And – can mediation play a ...

CfGR statement on scoping exercise

Information on a recent piece of work related to dialogue on abortion protests / vigils Centre for Good Relations (CfGR) is an independent not-for-profit company whose core work is ‘civic mediation’ involving facilitation and dialogue, working through issues of contention ...

Just Stop Oil: how mediation between climate activists and police could help with escalating protests

Centre for Good Relations Associate Mike Waite shares his thoughts on The Conversation of his experiences at COP26 and the potential wider application of mediation at protests ...

Reflections on COP26

A Young Mediator Reports Duncan Fraser, practitioner at Centre for Good Relations shares his thoughts on the Young Mediators Group of his experiences mediating at COP26 Photos by Florian Reichelt ...

Civic Mediation and Planning

It's an emotive thing, drawing lines on maps Sam Tedcastle, Senior Practitioner at Centre for Good Relations, discusses the role of civic mediation in planning "It’s a simple thing to draw a line on a map, but that line means ...