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Peace Doctrine

Why is 'Peacebuilders' so effective?

Peace Initiatives is highly effective because

  • It works to create sustainable, lasting peace.
  • It offers a holistic, integrated approach to peacebuilding.
  • It trains national leaders to make a difference in their context.
  • It addresses the past while creating new futures.
  • It consults closely with its network of partners.
  • It encourages networking within and across nations.
  • It recognises identity and power as key ingredients in conflicts.
  • It uses theological models that are robust and academically rigorous.
  • It values reconciliation and forgiveness.
  • It anticipates that inspiration, imagination, prayer and creative moments will create breakthroughs.
  • Its goal is building justpeace: peace that is sustainable and lasting.

Peacebuilders Engages in

Peacebuilding process chart
  • Fundamentals of Peacebuilding
  • The Practice of Reconciliation & Non-Violence
  • Women in Peacebuilding
  • Community Based Restorative Justice
  • Poverty Reduction and the Peacebuilding Process
  • Conflict Transformation in a Corporate or Industrial Setting
  • Reconciliation Processes in Cultures of the Pacific Religion as a Resource for Peace
  • Forgiveness at a National Level
  • Developing Peacebuilding Initiatives
  • Christian Theology of Reconciliation and Justpeace
  • Working with Victims and Perpetrators of Violence
  • Transforming Politics for Peace
  • Working with Traumatised Children and Damaged Family Systems
  • Trauma Counselling and Healing
  • Appreciative Inquiry as a Means of Building Futures


For a general description of peacebuilding activities please see the Alliance for Peacebuilding page.