Reconciliation in the context of community building need, an actual effort made on the part of an individual, chiefs, and a group of people to live side-by-side in peace with a person or another group they had considered to be their adversaries in the past.
There may be pragmatic reasons for groups to make a conscious decision not to seek to punish or retaliate.
In this sense, reconciliation lies at the heart of building and maintaining peace in a community, especially in promoting local reconciliation initiatives between divided chiefs and the reintegration of people released from outside back into society.
In time, people may realize that holding on to resentment has a cost (both personally and communally), and therefore instead choose to release their bitterness and anger. Only then they can start to work on ways of developing plans to repair the harm on the Tsiame communities.
Forgiveness can contribute to creating a foundation for dialogue.
It can help release bitterness and anger, and facilitate the re-humanization of the “other.” This is key to the reconciliation process, which cannot happen without eradicating dehumanization.
It can induce a shift in mindsets and transform harmful attitudes.
It can build bridges between opposing parties, and help repair fractured relationships.
It can help break the cycle of violence, aid post-traumatic reconciliation, build a more peaceful common future, and ultimately sustain peace.
The fight stand still, we are calling on the general concerned citizens of Tsiame to join end this fight, and bring back development to Tsiame.