Justice and Peace

 

 

 

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                   

ECC-SDCBOM has been implementing a peace building initiative in collaboration with different Stakeholders (government, religious institutions,community and Community Based Organizations) since 2004 under the pastoral wing.

Peace building interventions are a foundation for every social and economic development of the society. In this regard, ECC-SDCBOM is pioneer in implementing Justice and Peace initiatives by wisely using government corridors, community based and faith-based organizations structures.

For the last 15 years, the vicariate reports show that efforts done so far have brought experiences and exposures to the grass root communities to promote sustainable Peace and creating Peaceful and reconciled societies. So far, ECC-SDCBOM Justice and Peace Department able to reach more than 30 thousand community members through different Peace building interventions in collaboration with concerned government sectors, FBOs and CBOs

As the result, MCS (2011-2015) has developed a five years strategic plan document on Justice and Peace building to realize the mission of the Catholic Church. As per Catholic Social teaching, the main purpose of the Peace building department was to improve Justice and Peace, promote stability of targeted communities by introducing and internalizing conflict resolution methodologies and improve diverse communities’ coexistence, awareness on tolerances, promote their social and economic life.

Currently, having the overall goal to contribute towards promoting sustainable peace & creating Just and Reconciled Community, ECC-SDCBOM actively engaged in peace promotion and conflict transformation activities in its intervention area through integration of other development intervention.

 

Major achievements

 

 

The level of understanding towards other religion enhanced and reduced religion-based conflict around MCS intervention area

The religious leaders started incorporating the issues of Peace with their religion teaching programs and made positive influence on each other and enlightened their fellow Inter-Religious Council

Positive relationships were exercised among religious denominations leaders & their followers

Public Reconciliation was conducted among Gighesa Community and Catholic Church and the reconciliation was achieved through collaboration of government, traditional leaders, Community and the Church. On Day ofeconciliation close to two thousand peoples were attended

Alternative despite resolution (ADR) mechanisms were exercised by the community rather than taking the conflict cases to the police and court

Schools which has been addressed with the intervention have become conflict resistant during public unrest that has occur in the region

The school community has learned joint sporting activity is an instrument for Peace building which create positive inter school relationships.