The Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace, based at the University of Winchester, is helping to create a free, just and peaceful world. It aims to do this by sharing excellence in knowledge, understanding, skills, relationships, and best practice in reconciliation and peace, with people of all religions and none.
Officially launched in 2010, WCRRP grew from recognition of a lacuna in research and knowledge exchange between communities affected by conflict and their leaders, practitioners of reconciliation and peace, and academics seeking greater understanding and dissemination of ways to sustainable peace.
The Centre is founded on a need to address that gap and on the principle of tripartite partnership between:
- Communities of all religions and none and their leaders
- Experienced and developing practitioners of reconciliation and peace
- Research and pedagogic academics engaged in research and engagement in reconciliation and peace
Our staff work with a range of religious, academic and humanitarian organisations nationally and internationally in achieving the aims and objectives of the centre.
We are an active centre with a dynamic programme of events lined up annually; find out more.
We are currently engaged in a range of UK- and Europe-wide as well as international research and peacebuilding projects, the latter with a focus on the Middle East and Asia.