The Conflict and the NEED for Mediation*
•Mediation often arise when there is conflict, disagreement, or misunderstanding between parties in a relationship.
•The parties (two individuals or group of individuals, communities, towns, LGAs, states or countries), in conflict may decide to choose the path of peace and seek peaceful resolution of their conflict, hence invite a mediator, or
•External persons or group may realize the cost and the impact of the conflict and decide to step in to salvage the situation.
•Therefore there is always the need for mediation.
•To explain the causes of conflict in relationship
•The state the need for mediation
•To explain the processes for mediation
•To define the meaning of mediation and mediator
•To explain how Christ qualify to be a mediator between men and God
•Mediation: The intervention into a dispute or negotiation by an acceptable, impartial and neutral third party (with no decision-making power) to assist disputing parties in voluntarily reaching their own mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute, or
•Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Wikipedia
•Mediation consists of negotiation between disputing parties, assisted by a neutral third party
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