ABOUT

“Working to create a more just and peaceful world for ALL”-YWAM’s bridge to the United Nations

The Centre for International Justice and Reconciliation (CIJR) is the public policy and advocacy branch of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), England. YWAM England holds a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2003.

One of our aims is to bring greater awareness on the principles and activities of the UN, particularly in topics promoting peace and justice around the world. Our work also involves analysing links between religion and culture and notice how religion shapes attitudes and values within a society.

The work of CIJR is expressed through

I. Prayer
Prayer is our foundation. We pray and seek to engage others in order to hear God’s vision and guidance for the work we do. We believe we can influence people and affect the course of events in history.

II. Research
We seek to increase awareness and understanding on issues of injustice in the world. We study the Bible to stimulate critical thinking as to be able to respond to topics in a more effective way. We believe God will grant us His wisdom to suggest solutions to decision makers.

III. Advocacy
We are a bridge to the UN for grassroots practitioners in YWAM to engage in advocacy. We network and partner with others, run training programs and events trying to equip and mobilise people into matters of justice and reconciliation.  We believe, God can use us to influence our society.

IV. Events
We aim to organise and launch different initiatives through events, conferences, and seminars in regards to various topics that touch justice, reconciliation, and faith. We believe, that we can share ideas and proactively pursue solutions in our society.

V. Relationships
We believe that true transformation begins with strong relationships, and it is through relationships that we can build up leaders and each other. We believe in a relational God, and thus relationships are valuable in order to move forward together

VI. Reflections

We want to provide a space where people can reflect and receive a revelation from God. We desire to share thoughts and ideas with one another, valuing the relational aspect of building together and allowing each other’s voices and words from God to be heard.