What is Our Goal?
We believe world peace takes root within individual hearts and then grows within the faith community. We seek to train individuals in faith-based conflict resolution. We seek to plant seeds of peace.
Who Was Saint Francis?
Saint Francis was a humble man who loved God and loved his “brothers and sisters.” He saw the divine in all creatures. His boundless compassion led him to reconcile feuding parties. Following his vision of peace, we apply the rich tradition of Christian spirituality to the conflict resolution discipline.
Why “Taming the Wolf”?
The legend of Saint Francis taming the fierce wolf of Gubbio captures a rich tradition of peacemaking. We believe true reconciliation only occurs when we take a spiritually transformative approach. Taming the Wolf: Peace through Faith presents a path to peace through spirituality.
What Do We Do?
The Institute provides faith-based tools that aid in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. We offer education and training, and mediation and consultation. We disseminate conflict resolution techniques consistent with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
What Can the Institute Do for Me?
We educate and train people to manage and resolve conflict.
We mediate disputes and deliver consultation in how to prevent disputes.
We research managing conflict and develop new approaches.
We publish materials that promote spiritually transformative conflict resolution.