Our Peacebuilding programs focus on empowering communities affected by conflict to become ambassadors for peace. By participating in peacebuilding workshops and community projects, local communities are empowered to analyse and understand conflict situations and to seek reconciliation.
Our Peacebuilding program has been built on the foundations of the Young Ambassadors for Peace (YAP) program established by Joy Balazo. These programs strive to build a culture of peace and justice in communities in need of conflict resolution. We are increasingly focusing on the intricate relationship between peace and development.
Without peace, there can be no development and without development, there can be no peace.
Currently, UnitingWorld is partnering with YAP centres in Indonesia, Burma and Papua New Guinea. Each centre is supported by local staff who are passionate about growing peace in their communities, and are trained to run effective peace building workshops and facilitate community initiatives.
Peacebuilding empowers people to create peace, resolve conflict and build friendships across barriers of tension and violence, paving the way for much needed development.
Donations of $2 and over to Peacebuilding programs are tax deductible and are managed by the Relief and Development unit.
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Peacebuilding News 2011
The latest Peacebuilding news can be found in our UnitingWorld Updates.
The Winter 2011 edition featured updates from Mindanao, Philippines; including stories and images.