Reconciliation Fishbowl

Exercise description


The fishbowl method is described in detail at the beginning of this section on p. 65.

There are four chairs in the fishbowl. They are taken by people who want to discuss the given topic. When someone else wants to join the discussion, they should walk up and tap the shoulder of the participant whose place they want to take.

Some topics for the fishbowl:

  • I feel responsible for what was done in the name of my people.
  • Reconciliation is a personal choice.
  • National identities are an obstacle to reconciliation.

Type of exercise:


15-60 min, 45-90 min


Possible difficulties:

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