We accompany people where relationships have become impaired and help them move towards living well with difference. We also provide training and resources. Rooted in Scotland and within the Christian faith tradition, our team of volunteer Practitioners are available to work throughout the UK with any faith-based organisation, church or religious group.
We want peacebuilding to flourish and do what we can to help and enable this. We have three primary areas of activity:
|Learning for life||Support for groups and individuals||Equipping Practitioners|
We provide training, workshops and resources for understanding and working with conflict as well as hosting and navigating difficult conversations.
|We respond to requests for help and support, including:
We develop and support a Practitioner team skilled in understanding conflict and able to provide mediation, training and facilitation.
We deliver this work in collaboration with a wide range of partners (see below).
We want to strengthen and resource individuals, faith leaders and groups so that they can be peacemakers within their wider communities. Our services are tailored to four groups:
We know that many congregations and groups struggle with financial resources, and we do not want cost to be a barrier to accessing support – so we work to try to minimise costs at the point of delivery. We have secured funding from some institutions (e.g. Church of Scotland and Scottish Government). This enables us to provide support and/or training at little or no cost to some congregations and groups. We are exploring with several denominations and faith groups in Scotland how we can make our services more accessible.
To do our work, we value and foster relationship with a wide spectrum of institutions, organisations, networks and individuals, including:
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.