GoalThe goal of this project is to provide Biblical training and resources to equip 60 women and 60 men in conflict transformation.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $52,940 in order to provide 6 intensive workshops to equip dozens of church and community leaders with conflict transformation skills.
DescriptionThe Global Peacemakers Mentoring Project is not new. Over 350 people from more than 50 countries have been trained. However, in many countries the pre-war, war, or post-war context brings a desperate intensity to the need for more trainers to share their conflict transformation skills.
The workshops equip participants in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation, dealing with diversity, nonviolence, community organizing, trauma healing, and reconciliation. Church and community leaders will be able to turn conflict into constructive, positive experiences instead of negative, destructive experiences that can possibly lead to violence, civil discord, war, deep alienation and persistent trauma. Conflicts can also plague churches and Christian mission organizations, causing the energy to go into the conflict rather than into ministry.
The project total cost is $52,940 for three years, or $17,646 per year. Funds will provide daily stipends and travel expenses for the trainers, rental for spaces, workshop materials, meals during the training, and occasionally travel stipends for participants.
Suggested Gifts$1,000 will provide support for one 2 or 3 day conflict transformation workshop in the same country as the trainer.
$5,000 allows a trainer (or trainer team) to go to another country to lead two trainings in conflict transformation.
$10,000 will support approximately 5 international trainings.
Prayer RequestsPray that because these trainers are often community and church leaders, their impact can be multiplied to hundreds and even thousands of people in their communities.
Pray for the participants as they learn to deal with conflict in more constructive ways that result in win/win solutions.
Managed ByKaren Smith