Our vision is for all evangelical churches and Christians to actively engage in peace-building and reconciliation, in obedience to Jesus Christ.
We invite the WEA network through its regional and national alliances and all who share this vision to commit to:
We are committed to listening together to better understand the experience of those caught up in destructive conflict and to discern the heart and mind of God in peace-building and reconciliation today through;
• Ongoing conversation about the complex theological and missiological issues raised by peace-building and reconciliation.
• Seeking to understand and learning from the range of initiatives taking place among evangelicals, in the wider Christian church and in global political and civil society.
• Exploring Christian peace-building and reconciliation in relation to other faith communities, global economics, governance and emerging strategic issues.
We will develop appropriate responses in order to fulfill the vision of being active in peace-building and reconciliation as a witness to God’s reconciliation in Christ by;
• Identifying strategic areas for engagement in peace-building and reconciliation.
• Exploring, researching and promoting creative and innovative approaches to peace-building and reconciliation.
We are committed to equip the church to be better skilled and resourced to promote peace and reconciliation through;
• Identifying and making available existing peace-building and reconciliation materials and preparing new material.
• Support training in the theology and practical skills of Christian peace-building and conflict resolution.
• Encouraging regional and national alliances to appoint peace-building and reconciliation coordinators.
We intend to serve our broken world through peace-building and reconciliation initiatives at the personal, family, communal, national, regional and global levels;
• Encouraging all alliances, affiliates and partners to have active peace-building and reconciliation programs.
• Engaging in peace-building advocacy and campaigns.
• Pursuing peace-building and reconciliation programs which listen to and partner with victims of conflict while seeking to engage, understand and challenge perpetrators of conflict.
• Recognizing and supporting the important role of children and youth as peace-builders through education.