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Mediation Service Gains National Recognition

Wednesday February 13 2019

Graham Boyack, director of Scottish Mediation, presents a certificate of accreditation to Jan Adamson, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Place for Hope.


The Christian mediation service Place for Hope has had its ‘Faith in Change and Conflict’ programme accredited by Scottish Mediation.

The accreditation means that the six-day programme meets national standards for mediation and facilitation training.

Ruth Harvey, director of Place for Hope, said: “This programme, along with ongoing supervision and Continuing Professional Development ensure that all 35 Place for Hope Volunteer Practitioners will be offering a service to our local congregations that is professional, efficient and effective. Our Practitioners offer coaching, training, mediation, facilitation of difficult conversations and vision planning to local churches and faith communities.”

Place for Hope arose out of a 2008 report to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on conflict within the organisation. An ecumenical group was formed and a team of mediators trained to help congregations and organisations navigate conflict and difference.

Now an independent charity, Place for Hope has also helped deliver peacebuilding and mediation training to church representatives from South Sudan, and has run community dialogues around both Scottish independence and Brexit.

You can contact Place for Hope at info@placeforhope.org.uk, 07884 580 359 or www.placeforhope.org.uk. To hear more about their next event, ‘Gathering in Glasgow on Conflict and Faith’, sign up for the Peacemaker’s Network at http://www.placeforhope.org.uk/peacemaker/join


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