African Enterprise - Bridge-Building Workshops and Action Encounters
This is a two-day residential workshop where we build relationships by learning to manage our stereotypes, misconceptions and concerns. The programme is run using various simulation games, trust building exercises, small-group interaction and open discussion. Similar to the workshop, the Action Encounter is run over four days, and includes working together in building our nation through community projects.
African Enterprise - Koinonia Encounters
Our objective is to facilitate intercultural and interdenominational peace-building through the formation of relationships. Through the course of the programme, participants will have ample time to form friendships with brothers and sisters in Christ from communities with which they might ordinarily have only superficial contact, therein promoting unity and a more effective witness within the Body of Christ. The meal group works with groups of 6 - 8 participants coming together to share a meal, on a rotation basis, in each other's homes. Each participant will be required to provide one, maybe two, meals for their group during the 18-week process. On completion of the course, participants will be given opportunity for further involvement in our work towards unity and reconciliation.
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Truth - the Road to Reconciliation.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a multi-disciplinary South African non-governmental organisation. Since its inception in 1989, the CSVR has been dedicated to making a meaningful contribution to peaceful and fundamental transformation in South Africa, and in the Southern African region.
The Forgiveness Project
The Forgiveness Project consists of a travelling exhibition of narratives and pictures that tell the less publicised stories of reconciliation - the stories of people who have discovered that the only way to move on in life is to lay aside hatred and blame. The project covers the fields of conflict resolution, reconciliation, and victim support.
MAP International is a Christian non-profit relief and development organization promoting the total health of people living in the world's poorest communities. Founded in 1954 as the Medical Assistance Programs of the Christian Medical Society, MAP initially provided medicines to U.S. health missionaries and mission hospitals, but later included support of indigenous workers too. MAP developed a distinct and recognized competence in bridge-building among many different groups: Bridging Christian denominations with one another; Bridging missions and relief and development agencies. MAP is committed to promoting Total Health as we respond to needs, build partnerships, do justice and love mercy, work for reconciliation, act with integrity and accountability, purse excellence and seek to learn.
The Justice & Reconciliation Project
The Justice & Reconciliation Project (JRP) is an American national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing restoration, reconciliation, and healing to crime victims and offenders. Their mission is to restore the lives of those harmed by crime by advocating for criminal justice reforms promoting forgiveness and reconciliation between crime victims and offenders, and to raise up a victims-led voice in support of restorative justice policies.
The Community of the Cross of Nails - USA
The Coventry Cathedral International Reconciliation Ministry
Tolerance.org is dedicated to fighting hate and promoting tolerance.
NCCJ - The National Council for Community and Justice
The International Reconciliation Coalition
The Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project is a Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religions.
The Other Side magazine
Social justice magazine, evangelical, praxis orientated.
National Catholic Reporter
National Catholic Reporter - social justice, working for an open and inclusive Catholic Church.
UK organization fighting for social justice around the globe. Very good resources for third world development.
Living out the Gospel through intentional community and voluntary poverty and becomeing servants for all.
Reform Judaism's Social Action Center
Liberal Judaism's political action center, very comprehensive website.
Salt of the Earth
A Claretian order (RCC) social justice journal.
Center of Concern
A Jesuit social justice centre.
Calling for an end to third world debt, economic justice around the globe.
Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community
United Church of Christ Justice and Peace Page
Democratic Socialists of America Religious Commission
Mennonite Committee on social justice
A comphrehensive guide to issues both Canadian and American.
American Friends Service Committee
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty
Bread for the World
Michael Lerner's Tikkun magazine
10 Days for Global Justice
A Canadian inter-church global justice group.
Student Christian Movement of Canada
A strong social justice emphasis.
Jewish Social Action
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization / Pastors for Peace
Works on Cuban embargo, other justice issues.
National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice
National Farmworkers Ministry
Jewish Fund for Justice
Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights
Protestants for the Common Good
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Witness for Peace
Christian peacemaking group, having an especially long history with Latin America.
Pax Christi USA
International catholic pacifist group.
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Mennonite / Quaker peace group, especially involved in the Middle East.
Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide - Fighting For Peace
A community dedicated to building a more peaceful and just world through non-violent means, based on the teachings of Jesus. Writings on reconciliation, conflict resolution, pacifism, and conscientious objection to military service are included, as are profiles of many well-known peacemakers.
Peace group in Canada.
National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors
Orthodox Peace Fellowship
Gandhi Institute on Non-violence
Jewish Peace Fellowship
Baptist Peace Fellowship
Ecumenical Peace Institute
Conflict Resolution Site
Democratic Republic of Congo
Lessons from Nicaragua, South Africa, and Northern Ireland
Israel / Palestine
The Open House Center in Ramle, Israel, was founded in 1991 to further peace and coexistence among Israeli Arabs and Jews.
Jewish - Christian
The roles played by Christianity in conflict and in reconciliation
Moving beyond sectarianism
Comparison between South Africa and Northern Ireland
The Glencree Centre for Reconciliation is a non-governmental organisation that seeks to work together with all those trying to build peace, in whatever area of society. Uniquely in the Republic of Ireland, the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation at Enniskerry, County Wicklow provides facilities which are expressly devoted to peace-building and reconciliation issues. Glencree people perceive peace-building as a process which provides opportunities to understand the nature and meaning of conflicts, and opportunities to resolve them without recourse to violence. The work of the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation is best described under three headings: General Reconciliation Work; Political Reconciliation Work; Work with Religious Believers.
Some useful resources on Northern Ireland
Thabo Mbeki's speech in Rwanda about SA reconciliation process
Good academic paper on SA and role of international community
National Unity and Reconciliation Bill
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