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Thankyou for visiting our site! Inspired by our faith in Jesus, we’ve been working for peace for over 50 years. Our vision is a world where all people can live in peace and live life to the full.

Peace is possible

Give a gift today and help victims of violence, division, and war.

All over the world people suffer and live in fear through no fault of their own. Conflict leaves communities trapped in poverty and people can’t reach their potential. But peace is possible. You can help tackle the root causes of conflict. Your support will transform lives so that people can live life to the full, in peace and freedom.

Donate £5 today and help make peace possible

Something miraculous is happening in Burundi, East Africa

Burundi is a small country in East Africa. It has been torn apart by war and violence, but something miraculous is happening. Forgiveness is freeing people from decades of hate and pain.

Marie is 72. She grew up hating people of a different ethnic group because her parents told her that they were evil. During the Civil War her husband was murdered by rebels who burned him alive. For over 20 years, Marie has been terrorized by that event.

Hélène is 60 years old. Her hatred of a different ethnic group grew during the Civil War. They attacked her village, forcing her to flee with her family. Her Mother-in-Law refused to run and was brutally murdered. Hélène and her husband buried her outside their home because they risked being killed if they went to the cemetery. Hélène and her family have suffered decades of terrible psychological trauma.

Something connects Marie and Hélène’s story. Hélène’s Mother-in-Law was killed by members of Marie’s family.

Your gift of £5 can help bring forgiveness, healing and reconciliation

Last year both women took part in one of our ground-breaking projects. Training, discussions and drama workshops enabled people to express their pain. Expert psychological support began to address trauma. The impact was remarkable:

Marie says:

“Thanks to the project, I have joy and I have reconciled with the families from the other ethnic group including that of Mrs. Hélène Nzeyimana whom I have just embraced.”

Hélène says:

“I have forgiven the family of executioners and I have reconciled with them, starting with Mrs. Marie Bucumi with whom we kissed at the end of one of the workshops.”

Donate just £5 today so we can help more people like Marie and Hélène.

When people are set free from their trauma, peace becomes possible. With your help Burundians can build a brighter tomorrow. Healing and reconciliation is the key to a prosperous future.

Thank you for your support which will mean we can continue our work in Burundi and in other countries devastated by war and conflict.

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Lives changed
Pascaline has gone from being a refugee, trying to survive and keep her children alive, to a successful business owner and community leader working to sustain lasting peace.