Peace, Justice & Reconciliation
We live in a broken world. Civil conflict and environmental destruction are two aspects of the past century that we have carried into the first decades of this millennium. The past century was the bloodiest in human history. Ethnic divisions fueled regional and international conflicts.
We discovered that it is easier to replace physical infrastructure than to heal the trauma and bitterness of survivors. Water supplies were compromised, air quality became a danger during certain times of the year, and climate change meant changes in weather patterns.
The Christian movement is inspired by the Biblical values of peace, justice, and reconciliation. The incorporation of these themes into our beliefs requires humility, prayer and dedication. Congregations in Canada are encouraged to become involved in local issues that impact the well-being of people on the margins. CBM Field Staff and partners work in areas of oppression and civil conflict. They seek to identify the root causes of social injustice and violence. CBM programs involve diverse parties engaging in acts of repentance, confession, forgiveness, social reconciliation and new commitments.
We stand together at the foot of the cross where Jesus asked for forgiveness for his executioners. Holding hands of our sisters and brothers around the world, we look forward to the day predicted by the prophet Micah when swords will be turned into ploughs and people will no longer prepare for war (Micah 4:3).