The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is the professional organization for mediators. Each year, ACR celebrates Conflict Resolution Day on the third Thursday of October. This year, that’s today, October 21.
To quote ACR:
“Conflict Resolution Day was conceived in 2005 by ACR to:
• Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict;
• Promote the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, governments and the legal system;
• Recognize the significant contributions of (peaceful) conflict resolvers; and
• Obtain national synergy by having celebrations happen across the country and around the world on the same day.”
Happy Conflict Resolution Day to all!