What are the differences between healthy and unhealthy conflict? Sandra Cobbin, a freelance trainer and mediator, explores this question in an article written for the Church of England’s Resourcing Mission Bulletin.
In Conflict and Reconciliation in Churches, Sandra draws on her own experience, and seeks to demonstrate how unhealthy conflict in churches can escalate, leading to broken relationships, shame and hurt. She then explores ways in which conflict can be dealt with in a healthy way, leading to the opportunity for creative and positive results to emerge and to the possibility of reconciliation. The article is packed with interesting case-studies.