The well has been an important metaphor for JustPeace since the beginning. We have found it to be helpful in both illustrating and deepening our understanding of conflict transformation – how to prepare one’s self and how to engage others. We invite you to create such a well in our communities, so we can all be well together, experiencing healing in our relationships, reconciliation and holy communion.
From Tom Porter’s The Spirit & Art of Conflict Transformation:
“The metaphor of the well serves to go to illustrate and deepen understanding of conflict transformation and spiritual resources on which we can draw. A well is not a well without the gift of water, but it is also not a well without human construction. The metaphor of the well flows through the chapters.
I invite you to discover and create a well in your life and in your community, to allow your wealth to fill with the life-giving waters to be well prepared, so you can be well to be a well for others.
The whole book is about how we can all be well together, experiencing healing in her relationships, reconciliation and “holy Communion” through the process of creating a Commonwealth together, experiencing the well as sacred relational space, appreciating the abundant life-giving waters, going beneath the surface to the deep waters, and drinking deeply the healing waters. My hope is that we can find personal and communal wellness.”