In just six years, the Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation has trained nearly 6,000 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers. Through our school projects, we have upgraded, built, expanded or electrified 124 schools. All told, Shalom’s programs have empowered more than 30,000 peace-builders along the path to peace for their communities. This short video tells our story.
EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Development met in Brussels on 19 May 2017 to address the humanitarian situation in Africa, Yemen and Syria. They are also discussing the future of EU-ACP relations and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.
In the meeting, Joe McHUGH, Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development of Ireland stated “We can’t have sustainable development without peace.” and he “pointed to the great work being done in Northern Kenya by a group called Shalom.
Shalom works with communities in eastern Africa to promote peace, truth, justice, mercy and reconciliation. We work with tribal and community leaders in peace workshops and training in both rural and urban settings. And we help to build, renovate and bring solar power and crucial supplies to schools. Because real peace is not the mere absence of war, Shalom’s model crosses generations and builds communities.