Welcome to The Common Ground Blog, created out of the recognition that sharing local stories and reviewing news media can play a powerful role in shaping public opinion, attitudes and beliefs. We believe stories focusing on cooperation and on finding solutions are needed, as conflicts persist throughout the world.
We will bring you stories, from the U.S. and internationally, that promote understanding. These will provide opportunities for dialogue and constructive suggestions that facilitate peaceful resolution of conflict. By scanning the news, blogosphere and compiling stories of cooperation from Search for Common Ground programmes and projects, this blog aspires to be a source of inspiration and hope, and become a “go to” source of information often neglected by mainstream media.
The Common Ground Blog is an initiative of Search for Common Ground, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), headquartered in Washington and Brussels, whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict – away from adversarial confrontation towards cooperative solutions.
We want your comments and contributions to help make this blog a lively place to search for our common ground. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.