The Foundation for the Reconciliation dedicates all of its efforts to promoting the theory and practice of Forgiveness and Reconciliation as fundamental for the transformation of the conflicts and violent practices of individuals and communities. Thus, it seeks to contribute to building a culture of sustainable peaceful coexistence.
The violence in its different manifestations has sowed and continues sowing anger, resentment and desires for revenge that should be understood and dealt with by different enlightened individuals who envision worlds of “PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE” (living together cooperatively), solidarity, and justice and peace- worlds in which daily life is less painful.
The Schools of Forgiveness and reconciliation (ESPERE, acronyms for Escuelas del Perdon y Reconciliacion) are a proposal for a form of community work in which facilitators guide participants in the transformation of their anger, hatred, resentment and desire for vengeance – provoked by aggressions against them – into a way out of the troubled present. In place of repertoires of solutionless pain, trauma, participants are taught to overcome these affective challenges in a safe and guided setting.