Conflicts involving religious dimensions often seem more difficult to resolve due to the
indivisible and non-compromising nature of religious identities and issues. Nevertheless,
mediation has the potential to facilitate negotiations between conflict parties, which can
lead to peaceful co-existence. The key is to look for practical solutions that address the
involved parties’ concerns and that are compatible with their worldviews and values. To do
this, mediators need to avoid judging parties’ religious worldviews and understand that
religions shape behaviour, but they do not dictate it.