Peace and conflict resolution conference arrives in Greenville at perfect time

At a time when civility seems to have reached an all-time low, the organizers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2022 hope that this event will bring about changes.

The conference is scheduled for all day May 12 at the Greenville Convention Center. This year’s theme is “finding peace in a world full of conflict”.

The event features 20 speakers, including business leaders, educators and clergy, such as Edward Anderson, executive director of Ontrack Greenville; Jerry Blassingame, founder and CEO of Soteria Community Development Corp. ; and Zachary Brewster, author and senior pastor of The Change Church. There will also be interactive sessions where attendees can learn how to use emotional intelligence to build relationships and foster trust. Participants will also participate in several sessions on identifying different types of bias and how to overcome them.

Rotary Club of Greenville Past President Ron Demonet, a member of the conference planning committee, said peace is the Rotary Club’s No. 1 cause.

“We live in a more polarized society,” he said. Demonet said the timing of the event was the perfect time to address many societal issues related to civility.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and begins with a welcome from Greenville Mayor Knox White. Registration is $45 for adults, $25 for students. For more information, visit

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