PEACEMAKERS

a registered charitable trust in India working towards peace and justice 

VISION

Conflicts transformed, Relationships restored, Communities living in justice and peace, Nations healed.

Who are we ?

a community

co-facilitating culture of peace

What we believe

in search of

radical solutions for conflict and violence

The Board of Trustees, volunteers and staff are a community of professionals, coaches, activists, scholars and students co-facilitating a culture of peace.

Conflicts are inevitable, be it at home, work place, friends and neighbourhoods or even among nations. It has become a norm that unresolved conflicts leave us with a trail of disappointments, hurts, bitterness and worse broken relationships. The truth is it doesn’t have to be so! Conflicts can be transformed, hurts healed and relationships restored.

MISSION

Transform cultures of violence into cultures of peace, unmask and redeem systems and structures that perpetuate injustice, inequity and strife, rehabilitate and restore victims of abuse, domination and violence, build communal cohesiveness and ecological harmony and promote national and global peace.

What we do ?

CORE PROGRAMS

Peace Education

Develop and promote peace education at various levels through curriculum development, partnerships with educational institutions, community based organisations, government departments, NGOs and capacity building.

 Community Conflict Transformation

Promote culture of peace through community engagement, peace education and conflict transformation training for children, women, youth, and volatile groups.

Restorative Justice

Restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation for those in the Criminal Justice System. Engage with people and communities affected by conflict to facilitate healing, restoration, rebuilding of lives and relationships.

Peace Movement:

Develop, support and promote partnerships, networks, advocacy for conflict transformation initiatives to prevent unresolved conflicts and violence in our society.

Peace Research:

Research of indigenous and international peace traditions, cultures, arts and peace building processes

Inter-Faith Dialogue:

Promote inter-faith dialogue among communities to grow in mutual respect, acceptance and handling of conflicts and differences constructively and non-violently

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BOARD of TRUSTEES

People with deep faith, commitment and passion envisioning a culture of peace take root and bear fruit in this generation.

Rabbi Jayakaran

Chairperson 

Rabbi Jayakaran a trained social worker with two decades of community development work. Master of Social Work (MSW) from Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore University, MA in Inter-cultural studies from the University of Gloucestershire. Trained in peacebuilding  and conflict transformation, basic conflict resolution skills, and peace education from Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI). Guest Faculty Family Research Training Institute (FRTI) and at Dept of Psychology, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. Teach Internal Dynamics of Families, and Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

Dr. Prakash Tharien, MSW, PhD
Dr. Prakash Tharien, MSW, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Prakash Tharien is a retired Professor and Dean of Social Work. He tught at Roshni Nilaya and served as member of Board of studies at Mangalore University (2000-2003 & 2009-2012) and Mysore University (2005-2007). Honorary president of DEEDS (Development education Service). Founder member and Vice–President of LINK-TRADA Anti-Addiction Citizen's Committee, Mangaluru. Consultant for NIPCCD-ICDS Supervision and Monitoring –NIPCCD New Delhi.

Mr. Stephen Edison
Mr. Stephen Edison

Board Member

Mr. Stephen Edison is the South Asia Coordinator for Programs and Partnerships with Asia Collaborative Mission Services (AsiaCMS), based in New Delhi. A graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, PG Diploma in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, and Masters in International Relations from Warwick University, UK. He is a British Chevening Scholar. He worked with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN), in community peace building in the conflict affected far western parts of Nepal.

Rev. Sunny Prasad
Rev. Sunny Prasad

Board Member

Rev. Sunny Prasad is a teacher, trainer and talented musician. He is tech savvy and well-versed in sound engineering and sound recording. He is a Youth Worker, leader and mentor who has impacting scores of millennials and post millennials . He is an ordained clergy and youth coordinator with the Assemblies of God Church in Bangalore.

Mrs. Serah Sanjay
Mrs. Serah Sanjay

Board Member

Mrs. Serah Sanjay is a trainer and freelance consultant for NGOs focussing on children in difficult circumstances. She is the National Director and Founder Trustee of Life Words Trust.