About us

Find out about Cord and what we do. Discover our vision, mission, and values. Meet some of our team, patrons, and board.

We believe that everyone has the right to live in peace and freedom

Inspired by our Christian faith, we envision a world where all people can prosper, living life to the full, in peace.

Peace means hope and healing for victims.

Peace means safe and stable societies.

Peace means people reaching their potential.

Who we are 

We are a small peacebuilding organisation with a UK office in Coventry. For over 50 years we’ve worked in countries impacted by violence and conflict.

We work throughout Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. 

A cord of three strands 

In the Bible, Ecclesiastes 4:12 says: “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (New International Version).   

We recognise this concept in our work. We can make lasting peace a reality by: 

  1. Strengthening grassroots organisations 
  1. Enabling those in power to understand the importance of working with grassroots organisations 
  1. Creating opportunities for these two groups to work together. 

Although each of the three strands can be carried out separately, the real strength comes when they are woven together.  


Our history

Peaceful relationships, which we believe can transform lives and communities, are key to supporting lasting change.

Annual Impact Report 2022

Promoting the power of peaceful relationships

Vision, mission and values

Building peace is essential if people are going to prosper and live life to the full. Our vision, mission and values guide all that we do.

What we do

Find out how Cord works, what we do to build peace, who we work with and what some of our projects involve
The patrol team ready for doing mission

Our teams

Meet some of Cord’s staff, our Patrons and Trustees. Learn about their role and areas of responsibility.
Keo Phongmany sitting at a table
Lives changed
Cord’s work with grassroots organisations in Laos is transforming lives like Keo’s. Now, he’s using the new skills he’s gained to help other people reach their potential.