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Peacebuilding: A theological framework

Outlining the key theological issues, positions and approaches in the pursuit of peace

2022 Available in English

Looking up at a large statue of Christ with his hands outstretched and the sun shining behind.

Views of Cochabamba and the Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace) statue (40.44m tall) from San Pedro hill. Photo: Tom Price/Ecce Opus

Peacebuilding is a Christ-centric activity that contributes to the well-being of the whole world.

This framework:

  • locates peacebuilding within the biblical narrative of creation, the Fall and the mission of God
  • discusses what it means for Christians to seek peace and justice
  • considers the way worship transforms us to become people who seek peace and looks at the qualities that mark a peacebuilder
  • considers four approaches to peacebuilding put forward by Christian thinkers
  • makes some conclusions and suggestions for Tearfund’s peacebuilding work

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