Thematic Focus

Governance, Reconciliation, Agriculture and Coexistence are interdependent and sustain each component for inclusive, peaceful and  resilient societies. Through governance, coexistence may emerge before reconciliation; reconciliation encourages an integrated and sustainable coexistence, which serves to preclude conflict and violence. Through community sustainable agriculture, individuals find both spiritual and practical reward, encouraging coexistence and resilience.

Governance

In terms of governance, the Initiative examines status and possibilities for accountable and inclusive governance, including good governance, access to justice and a viable civil society. In this regard, Grace Initiatives considers the link between governance, sustainable development and inclusive societies, which are peaceful and resilient.

Reconciliation

In terms of reconciliation, the Initiative develops strategies to transform adversarial parties, so that they may build relationships, respecting the dignity of the other and sustaining a culture of peace. In this regard, reconciliation addresses the traumas of past conflict and violence, enabling the transformation of understanding and enduring peace.

Agriculture

In terms of agriculture, the Initiative sees promotion of agriculture, as an important component for human security and development. The initiative finds that community sustainable agriculture is especially transformative for peacebuilding. Through the CSA, individuals participate in producing and selling organic food, while learning transferrable skills in farming, entrepreneurship. It contributes to restorative justice and to social cohesion.

Coexistence

In terms of co-existence, it creates programs and training, which emphasize a general culture of respect and consequently one less prone to violence. In this regard, coexistence may be characterized by degrees of tolerance and mutual respect in a society, including for gender, race, culture and religion.