Commitment for Life – Moving Stories – Central America

Keeping Hope Alive: addressing the issue of violence in Central America

Our Commitment for Life partner in Central America, Christian Aid (CA), realises that without an explicit focus on peace in Central America, there can be no real progress towards sustainable and equitable life.

Keeping Hope Alive is case study about Christian Aid’s work on peace in Central America. It can be found here:

Throughout CA’s work in providing humanitarian assistance and long-term development support, it has become clear that no one can afford to ignore the reality of violence.

Peace and justice matter to CA as a faith-based organisation. They seek to respond to real challenges of building peace with integrity, respect, courage and hope. From Violence to Peace lays down CA’s hopeful vision that a more peaceful reality free from poverty, violence and injustice is possible.

The key elements to creating sustainable peace are:

  • understanding the power and the politics of change in any context
  • a context-specific approach
  • a commitment to gender.

CA works in hard-to-reach places and have the potential to reach the most excluded in any situation, to create social cohesion, strengthen local capacity and support empowerment.

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. That is becaude CA thinks of pverty as an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive.

But together we have the power to transform lives. Thank you for your continued support of Central America through Commitment for Life.

Commitment for Life is the Global Justice Programme of the United Reformed Church in the UK | 020 7520 2726 | | 020 7916 8638 | | Twitter: @Comm4Life1

Author: Heather

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