Rethinking Conflict developed out of the work of its founder the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason. He has worked extensively over the past thirty years in conflict transformation, peace building and reconciliation, primarily within the Northern Irish Peace Process. In his career, Gary has been based no more than 200 meters from the peace walls that divided Catholic and Protestant communities in Belfast.
Gary played a leading role in establishing the Skainos project in inner city Belfast, a world class urban social justice centre, developed in a post-conflict society as a model of coexistence and shared space. Since the completion of the Skainos project, in October 2012, Gary has been increasingly approached both locally, nationally and internationally to share his experiences on community transformation, social justice, conflict transformation, peace building and the role of religion in conflict.