Conflict and the Past
History and memory play a role in all phases of violent conflict: Historical images and narratives are used to mobilize for violence. “Inherited” or “chosen” trauma nurtures resentment. Conflict-supporting narratives de-humanize the opponents and create an obstacle to Dialogue and Reconciliation.
The good news: History and Memory can be used for setting up Dialogue and promoting Conflict Transformation at all stages of escalation. This is, what "Change of Perspective" stands for.