In this activity, participants will learn how the smallest conflict starts with a single seed. A seed might be a thought, a comment, or an action. But the seed can grow into something far bigger and devastating. Think of an example of conflict that is relevant to the participants. Maybe it is a small problem in the community or you could raise an example that the participants have already mentioned in previous activities.
Once participants offer some answers, help them to reflect even further by asking:
If the conflict is personal and related to individuals in the room, ask them not to name names of those involved nor blame them. In this exercise, it is important to understand how conflict starts and grows. It is also important to understand this without blaming people.
Summarize all the answers and describe the growth of the conflict starting with the seed.
Continue by asking:
Now ask the group to write their reflections in their journal.