Peace is Not the Mere Absence of War

The Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation works to end the cycle of violence in the tribal lands of Eastern Africa.

Our
Vision

A society where Peace, Social Justice and Reconciliation prevails throughout Africa.

Our
Mission

To work for a society free of physical violence and unjust social structures in Africa, while building peaceful and reconciled communities.

Our
Core Values

Shalom-SCCRR promotes:

  1. Non-violent societal transformation
  2. Peace, Truth, Justice, and Mercy
  3. Integral human development and security
  4. Environmental Integrity
  5. Respect for local culture and traditions

What is the Shalom Center
for Conflict Resolution
and Reconciliation?

The Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation focuses on the root cause of violence in the tribal lands of eastern Africa. The Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation was created in 2009 in the wake of persistent widespread violence and dislocation across northern Kenya, and in the aftermath of the disputed Kenyan elections. Shalom-SCCRR has made a major impact on peace initiatives in this vital strategic of Africa.

Who runs
and administers
Shalom-SCCRR?

Shalom-SCCRR was founded in 2009 by Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA, a social entrepreneur and missionary priest with 25 years experience helping to mitigate conflict and poverty in Africa. Its work is strictly non-sectarian and closely aligned with civil society organisations. Fr. Devine serves as the organization’s executive director, leading an international team of conflict resolution experts from various religious backgrounds and disciplines based in Kenya and internationally.

How is Shalom-SCCRR
funded?

Shalom-SCCRR is supported by partner organizations and a network of visionary donors, primarily from the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. With a budget of less than $1M US per year and low overhead costs, Shalom leverages the donations of its supporters to maximize its work on the ground in tribal areas and in the largest slum settlements in urban centres of Eastern Africa. Your donations are welcome, needed, and deeply appreciated.

Who are Shalom's
Partners?

Shalom-SCCRR benefits from the cooperation of the governments of eastern Africa that comprise the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and its work is endorsed by the IGAD executive secretary.

 

Shalom-SCCRR also partners with international and regional colleges and universities on peace-building courses, as well as religious association and councils in Africa.

 

Shalom-SCCRR makes its findings available to partners, relevant governments, ethnic representatives and United Nation and regional organizations.

Who are Shalom's
Partners?

  • Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  • Kenyan Government Departments
  • Edward Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Queen’s University (Belfast)
  • Christensen Fund (USA)
  • Misean Cara (Ireland)
  • Trócaire (Ireland)
  • Society of Africa Missions (SMA)
  • Kenya Episcopal Conference (KEC)
  • Religious Superiors Conference of Kenya (RSCK)
  • Tangaza College (Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Catholic University of South Sudan

Meet Fr Patrick
Devine

Shalom was founded in 2009 by Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA, a social entrepreneur and missionary priest with 25 years of experience helping to mitigate conflict and poverty in Africa. Fr. Devine serves as the organization’s executive director, leading an international team of conflict resolution experts from various religious backgrounds and disciplines who are based in Kenya and neighboring countries. In 2013, he was honored with the International Caring Award, whose previous recipients include the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, and Mother Teresa.