JustPeace is a United Methodist center that prepares and assists leaders and faith communities to engage conflict constructively in ways that strive for justice, reconciliation and restoration of community.
Working with congregations, organizations and communities to resolve costly disputes through consultation, mediated or facilitated conversations or other methods of alternative dispute resolution.
Preparing and assisting leaders through workshops, trainings and spiritual formation in a faith focused way of engaging conflict that leads to justice and reconciliation.
Connecting, supporting and strengthening those gifted volunteers and professional practitioners in our JustPeace network located within organizations and settings of ministry in various nations.
In the midst of this deeply conflicted relational world, we are called to be reconcilers, to be a mediating presence, to be co-creators of a culture of shalom, a culture of justpeace. This call is, indeed, a challenge and a great adventure.
At JustPeace, we use a variety of approaches and lenses derived from various disciplines:
a process by which conflicts are engaged as opportunities for constructive change transformed
an alternative way of engagement that seeks to heal hurt and repair harm while transforming and restoring individual, group, and community relationships
practices and processes that are designed to prevent the start of violent conflict by creating a sustainable peace rooted in relationships
a holistic approach that seeks to transform the mind, body, soul, and spirit of individuals, groups, and society impacted by the wounds of trauma and/or violence
a collaborative, strength-based approach to both personal and organizational development that focuses on the organizational strengths rather than problems
seeing congregations or communities as nonlinear, organic and dynamic. Everything exists in relationship to everything else
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