WALKER OF PEACE TAKE MY HAND,
ONLY TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE THE PLANET ALIVE,
THE RIVER BORN OF THE MOUNTAIN WILL SWELL
WHEN IN ITS WAY, A BROTHER JOINS.
WALKER, FACING THE SUN, LET US GO ON
WITHOUT FEAR TO THE TRUTH, TO JUSTICE AND TO DEATH,
THE HAPPINESS OF LIVING IS NOT ONLY LUCK,
IT IS STRUGGLE WITHOUT CEASE FOR WHAT WE LOVE.
THE LOVE FOR LIFE IS NOT ERRANT,
IT IS LOOKING AFTER THE FLOWER THAT IS NOT ANOTHER’S,
IT IS RELIEVING PAIN, CRIES AND SORROWS; IT IS SHARING WITH YOU, WALKER.
The “Commission of Assistance towards Community Unity and Reconciliation” (COmisión de apoyo a la unidad y REconciliación COmunitaria) known as CORECO, is an organization of the civil society which was founded July 8, 1996 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
We collaborate with communities and civil organizations in the resolution of their differences and in their efforts towards unity and peace with justice and dignity.
When The National Network of civil organisms for human rights called “All Rights for All”, the National Civil Alliance, the National Commission of Mediation (in Chiapas) and the Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Chiapas, México), became aware of the problems that divide communities, they thought of the formation of CORECO.
For that reason, we are an organization of the civil society. We offer assistance so that persons, communities and organizations in conflict, can find their own ways to resolve their problems.
The military response of the government to the conflict in Chiapas as well as the army itself have worsened community problems, destroyed social structures and relations and made more difficult social unity.
The differences which have increased with the conflict in Chiapas hold back the advance of the civil society, destroy community life and terminate society’s efforts in the peace process.
Without social unity, the problem of poverty cannot be resolved nor can alternative ways of constructing true peace with justice and dignity be found.
We work as a team to:
Help the communities who seek us out and want to find a solution to their differences.
Accompany communities and organizations in their search for a solution to specific conflicts providing the necessary atmosphere and methods.
Offer workshops on the constructive resolution of conflicts.
Provide formation and accompaniment to local commissions which promote of reconciliation and peace.
Our methodology in the positive transformation of conflicts (TPC):
After almost eight years of work we have established an appropriate methodology that allows us to elaborate adequate strategies for the cases in which our intervention is petitioned.
Our work is based on two main principles:
Our method establishing a strategy for a conflict consists of the following main points:
A)Follow up the case and keep ourselves informed or
B)CORECO acts as mediator or
C)coreco supports the people and organizations that have the best possibilities to influence positively or mediate
Our aim in the training of promoters of peace and reconciliation:
Aim: Recognize our position in conflicts in accordance with our own personal experience in order to create a common vision that allows us to introduce the theme of positive resolution of the conflicts.
Aim: Analyze the conflicts in our lives with the help of tools that allow reflection from different perspectives.
Aim: Reflect on the topic of mediation, practicing techniques and skills that allow us to intervene in the resolution of conflicts.
Aim: Create a plan to continue the promotion of peace applying what has been learned to our reality and our specific conflicts.
Once the process, be it mediation or training, has been terminated, CORECO is available to the groups for consultation or other types of intervention when it is requested.
Peace benefits everyone
There is no road to peacea
Peace is the road