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It is a delight to write and update you on recent Peacemaker projects and news. Thank you for your partnership in peacemaking.

Cyangugu Theological School, Rwanda
In late April and early May, Stephen returned to Cyangugu Theological School in Rwanda to teach a course on Judaism to students training for Christian ministry in the Diocese. The course included teaching on the history of Judaism, Jewish customs, holy days and festivals. The student also explored the significance of the land, Jerusalem, temple and Messianic hope in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Continue reading →

The Right Revd Nathan Amooti is the Anglican Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese in Rwanda. In this short interview he talks about his priorities and challenges. Continue reading →

Compassion UK: Betty Sanders visit to Columbia
When I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with Compassion UK to Colombia in Feb 2019, I jumped at the chance.  This was the 1st visit to Colombia by Compassion UK and we were joined by Compassion Netherlands. (Betty is our Peacemaker accountant)  Continue reading →

Richard Bewes: with a Bible in his pocket and Jesus in his heart
We thank God for Richard, for his biblical teaching, his inspirational books and his pastoral heart. We were honoured to have Richard and Pam as members of Christ Church, Virginia Water since 2013. It was a privilege to have Richard join our preaching team and mentor several of our staff team. Richard also helped launch Peacemaker Trust in May 2017. He was a valued and respected member of our international Board of Reference. Continue reading →

Jeff Halper: One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
At the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) UK annual conference held at Amnesty International in May, Jeff Halper gave a presentation entitled “One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel- It’s time”. With the “Two-State” solution increasingly regarded as dead, the case for one democratic state with equal rights for Israeli Jews and Palestinians is gaining traction. The slides below summarise Jeff Halper’s presentation and basis for resolving the conflict peacefully and based on international law. Continue reading →

Stillness by Lou Lam
I once heard someone say, that daily prayer and scripture is as important for a new mother, as milk is to a baby. I knew it would bring much-needed life and nourishment to my tired being. Life with two little ones has been quite a shock to the system, to say the least. No antenatal course quite prepares you for the requirement of such a total sacrifice of your body and self. The vulnerability, pressure to avoid mistakes and harassment of expectations is often overwhelming as I would fret over my attempts to “sort my life out”, portray an appearance of success, pursue professional dreams, grapple endless to-do lists, toddler-going-teen tantrums and navigate commitments to my family. (Lou is Peacemaker's graphic designerContinue reading →

Book Aid: Feeding Hearts and Minds
Another bumper collection of Christian books has been donated to Book Aid from friends in Southampton and Portsmouth. Joseph is seen here loading the van at our Portsmouth storeroom this week. Book Aid Charitable Trust was set up in order to make large shipments of new and secondhand Christian books and Bibles to these needy areas. In particular Book Aid supports Christian bookshops, mainly in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit the Book Aid website

New Peacemaker Trustees
We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Trustees. The Revd Wendy Hough was, until recently, chaplain of St Andrews, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus. Dr Tanas Alqassis is Regional Manager, Europe, Middle East and North Africa for the Church Mission Society

Peacemaker Diary
We have added a diary section to the Peacemaker website in order to promote forthcoming events arranged by partner charities and NGOs. View the diary here.

Financial Update
Peacemaker Trust is a faith ministry. By the grace of God, we are entirely dependent on your prayers, advocacy and financial support. To assist the launch of Peacemakers in May 2017, we received generous ‘start-up’ funding for the first two years. This came to an end in May. 

We thank God that 80% of the 2019-2020 budget is already pledged or funded. This means we need to raise a further £10,000 ($13,000) to be able to respond to the requests already received or anticipated for the year ahead. You can support Peacemakers financially in a variety of ways. See here for more information.

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