Search for Common Ground

SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG) is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organisation. Since 1982, SFCG has worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world. Currently, SFCG works in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Their mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG believes that conflict is inevitable but violence is not. Conflict is a natural result of human diversity. When we deal with conflict adversarially, it generates polarisation and violence. SFCG works at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: DIALOGUE, MEDIA, and COMMUNITY. SFCG programs use media, policy, education, and action-focused programming to enable children and youth to transform their communities, be recognised as peacemakers, and gain the respect of their adult counterparts.