Advance # 14910A
Advancing a culture of peace and acceptance while promoting nonviolent resolution to conflict
Background / History
Seven decades of protracted conflict preceded the creation of the center. Palestinians continue to live in the shadow, and sometimes in direct presence of violence, destructive dogmas, economic distress, ambient tension, and a lack of human security. We suffer restrictions to movement, lack of resources, shortage of job opportunities, and the absence of the right to self-determination on the political level. All the community members are hostages to trauma and vulnerable to ideas that shatter their ambitions, hopes, and dreams.
Goals & Objectives
To mediate over 300 community cases with better than 80% positive results and resolution each year, creating openings to transform animosity, bitter feelings, and real conflicts (to transform the garbage and hate of anger), converting them into opportunities for mutual growth and understanding (into flowers and trees of compassion).
To continue conducting conferences, workshops, and seminars; developing, and raising disenfranchised voices and equipping them with advocacy tools in the spirit of Isaiah chapter 61:1.
Wi'am strides to go beyond conflict resolution to achieve transformation, when all parties become capable of reaching solutions and innovations, of their own volition.
- Wi'am continues to be available on a "kairos time" basis in order to address conflicts as they arise. The phone numbers of the staff and some key volunteers are available and distributed in different locations. At any time, someone can be reached through the hotline number 0599 433 988.
- Wi'am enhances the ministry of reconciliation by introducing elements of inclusive spirituality into the process of mediation and related trainings.
a. People will gain knowledge of conflict transformation and apply it in the field.
b. There will be a team of trainers able to train others on issues of gender equality, democracy, conflict transformation, human rights, etc., and transferring training skills into real-life situations.
c. Restoring healthy relationships through the ministry of reconciliation.
d. Create a community that when faced with conflict will embrace a nonviolent approach.
e. Change the pattern of interaction of involving parties in a conflict, moving them away from violence toward a community of harmony and peaceful relationships.
a. Training 80 young people, divided into 4 groups, on leadership skills, conflict transformation, human rights, democracy, etc.
b. Train these 80 young people to be able to train others so that they multiply in different areas.
c. Intervening and transforming more than 300 community conflicts yearly.
d. Providing family counseling to social and psychological cases.
e. Creation of 5 new mediators that will work with Wi'am staff on a regular basis and provide healing and hope to the community.
Budget & Financial Information
|Annual Advance Financial Goal
|Local Financial Support
- Adult Education, Colleges and Universities, Research, Parenting
- Advocacy, Organizing, Grassroots, Campaigns, Networking
- Buildings, Centers, and Institutions
- Church and Mission Leaders
- Community Development and Meeting Basic Needs
- Community or Multipurpose Centers
- Disabled/Handicapped and Special Needs
- District Superintendents, Lay Leaders, Church Staff
- Education, Training, and Research
- Elderly/Older Adults/Aged/Senior Citizens
- Fair Trade Policies and Products
- Food and Water Distribution
- Global Health
- Human Rights
- Humanitarian, United Nations
- Hunger and Meal Programs
- Law, Legal Aid, Legislation, Public Policy
- Leadership Development and Education
- Leadership Training, Workshops, Networking, Job Counseling
- Materials, Resources, and Supplies for Development
- Medical Care
- Mental Health, Counseling
- Mission Volunteers
- Native and Indigenous Groups
- Pastors, Clergy, Retired Clergy, Evangelists
- Peace, Nonviolence, Conflict Resolution
- Persons Experiencing Addiction
- Persons in Mission Program
- Persons In Prison, Incarcerated
- Persons Who Are Hospitalized, Sick, Patients
- Persons With Low-Income, Unemployed, or Poor
- Poverty Issues/Economic Justice
- Primary/Elementary, Secondary/High, After-School Programs, Camps
- Racial Justice
- Rural Education
- Rural Populations
- Scholarships and Financial Aide
- School Children
- Social Justice
- Social Justice Education: Political, Peace, Human Rights, Poverty
- Street Children
- Supplies for Education
- Technology and Computer Education
- Theological/Christian/Mission Education, Seminaries, Vacation Bible School
- Urban Education
- Urban/Inner City Populations
- Victims/Survivors of Abuse, Violence, and War
- War, Interreligious Conflict
- Youth and Young Adults
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