People are torn by conflict in their nations and communities as well as within their own life. Is this the natural, inevitable state of human beings, or the result of some disastrous false step, as many religions suggest? This presentation examines the root of conflict. UPF advocates drawing on universal principles as a way to resolve conflict. The peacebuilding process begins with
self-reflection and reorientation, taking responsibility for one’s own role in the conflict. Then steps need to be taken to reverse wrongs and restore relationships. Ultimately, reconciliation and renewal should result.