7x more Investing early to prevent conflicts from escalating into violent crises is ~60 times more cost effective than intervening after violence erupts. "The Cost of Conflict: Prevention and Cure in the Global Arena" (Ed. Michael E. Brown and Richard N. Rosencrance, 1999) Quote “...Even though the Peace Appeal has so much wide experience, it never imposes approaches from other contexts. It seeks to accompany peace actors to respond to their conflict situations in their own way, but informed by good practices from other countries or contexts.” —Rev. Kenneth Mtata, Former General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches Learn more about our approach>> 7x more peaceful countries grew their GDP 7x more than countries with violent conflict SOURCE: GLOBAL PEACE INDEX Slide NEPAL a homegrown peace process READ THE CASE STUDY >> Slide “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways." —Dalai Lama XIV, Nobel Laureate (1989) Slide WHERE THERE IS NO PATH knowledge sharing across borders READ THE CASE STUDY>>

PEACE

Is more than the absence of violence; it is also the presence of justice.
Peace Appeal works with local partners to catalyze social and political change processes to advance peace with justice. We strive to transform relations among antagonists in conflicts so they can become partners in peace.

WHAT WE DO

For peace with justice to take root, we must all be peacemakers. Each of us has the ability to begin the transformation of broken relationships among individuals, groups and institutions. No conflict is so entrenched that it cannot be transformed by citizens, working individually and collectively, with a deep commitment to repair, the wisdom acquired through shared experience, and the resources necessary to sustain peacebuilding through the inevitable ups and downs of the path to peace. The Peace Appeal works with communities seeking to transform conflict in three distinct ways, we:
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PARTNER WITH PEACEMAKERS

to transform social and political conflict through structured dialogue at national and local levels.

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IDENTIFY & ASSIST LOCAL EFFORTS

to ameliorate the suffering of those most immediately affected by violent conflict.

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BUILD OUR COLLECTIVE CAPACITY

through knowledge sharing tools and new media developed for local contexts.

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HOW WE DO IT

Each peace initiative we support possesses its own unique characteristics, needs and objectives. What grounds and guides our work are fundamental principles and shared values, including:

ACTIVE NON-VIOLENCE

“If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present.”
—Mairead Maguire

DIALOGUE

“Transformative dialogue requires moral imagination, an openness to the possibility of reaching out beyond the self to the other.”
—Hannes Siebert

UBUNTU
(Humanity Toward Others)

“Ubuntu—the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; if we are to accomplish anything in this life it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others.”
—Nelson Mandela

TOGETHER

We can create a world in which all children grow up free from the fear of violent conflict and secure in the respect of their inherent human dignity.

PERSPECTIVES

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