Conflict is an unchartered territory that needs to be approached with curiosity and willingness to learn. Conflict can be seen as a world of chaos that we are encroaching upon; a world of patterns, interactions and rules that often defy logic and vary dependent on context and relational constellations. Conflicts are adaptive complex systems whose features cannot be explained as a consequence of only one or few simple causes.
A complex systemic approach considers multiple causes and events dynamically influencing each others to produce change. Change in such systems occurs as a consequence of shifts in ways of engagement and interaction within the system. Shifts might emerge through dedicated processes of inquiry, interacting and learning collaboratively with others, probing the boundaries and possibilities for peace.
By learning together about constructive options of engagement and by being comfortable about plunging into the chaos of unknown, we can create a momentum for peace, integrity and forgiveness.