Who We Are?
The Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (CCRR) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has been registered with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) since September 2000.
The establishment of the Center arose from the need to spread peace and dialogue inside the community and with the people of this region.
By peace, we mean the human need, not simply political agreements between powers or governments. For us, peace is a social and moral value, which spreads love, respect and acceptance, based on justice and equality between all people, without any discrimination.
The nature of CCRR’s mission is purely social, cultural and educational. There are no political influences or interests involved. CCRR is an independent organisation, not part of, affiliated with, or dependent on any political parties or institutions. This means that CCRR is bound only by the governance of Palestinian NGO laws (e.g. elections, finances, etc.) and its mission, values and morals. CCRR works for peace, democracy, human rights and attempts to achieve justice and equality between people. CCRR seeks to convert its values into the foundation for treating people inside the community.
CCRR board members, employees, and trainers support the CCRR mission, accept and strengthen the Center’s independence, and adapt the mission to the Palestinian society’s morals and way of life. Also supporting CCRR are its members who believe in the Center’s mission, activities and methods of work. The only condition for becoming a member of CCRR is to believe in its mission and to reflect it back to the Palestinian society. CCRR’s members select a board that advises and directs the employees. In addition, a pool of 30 freelance trainers and facilitators from all areas in the West Bank support CCRR.
CCRR is a member of IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation www.ifor.org), which comprises about 70 branches worldwide. CCRR is also a partner of Pax Christi International (www.paxchristi.net).
CCRR works in all sectors of the Palestinian society. Its projects are open to anyone who wants to participate. CCRR is eager to cooperate with other organisations working in the same field, whether in Palestine or abroad. In CCRR’s view, peace is not divisible and therefore it makes sense to work together to build democratic communities respecting human rights and rejecting violence everywhere. CCRR attempts to integrate this global vision of peace to fit the Palestinian reality. In order to achieve this, we advocate cooperation between different official and non-official institutions. CCRR actively seeks cooperation with people or institutions that follow the same mission.