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