COEXIST is an interactive conflict resolution curriculum for high school students based on the case study of two Nigerians – one Muslim and one Christian – who were once at war with each other and came to use their respective religions as resources for conflict resolution.
The curriculum is suitable for social studies, global studies, peer mediation, and leadership courses. Students learn to identify the components of conflict and the skills used in resolving conflict. Students gain skills in communication, perspective taking, trust building, mediation and negotiation. and walk away with clear methods for resolving conflict and developing sustainable community tools.