Transforming Conflict

Transforming Conflict

In this section of the website I would like to offer you examples of the bravest people in the world – women and men who risk their lives daily so that other people don’t get killed.

These are the unarmed heroes of our age, and I am passionate for them to be recognized, to feel your admiration, and be supported in the astonishing work they do.


Ted Talk: Fighting with non-violence
Filmed: April 2012

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need – as nations and individuals – to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence works, she evokes historical heroes – Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela – and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protest.

Conscious TV: Scilla Elworthy: My Life – Transformation Through Listening
Filmed: March 2013



Making Terrorism History

Ever since 9/11 it’s been clear we need a new approach to terrorism. In this timely and important book the authors show:
The root causes of terrorism. The links between trauma and fundamentalism. Why people become suicide bombers. Why peace processes collapse. Whether non-violence is a useful response. What can be done.

2011 - by Gabrielle Rifkind & Scilla Elworthy

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Peace Begins With Me

This little book was written by Dr Scilla Elworthy for young people as an introduction to self reflection and peace building.

To order please email

Price: £5.00 + £2.50 P&P.

2011 - Dr. Scilla Elworthy

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