Bread for the World - Germany
Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) is a programme of help initiated by the protestant churches in Germany. It was set up in Berlin in 1959 and since then has been the responsibility of the “Diakonische Werk”, the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD). Bread for the World works jointly with local churches and partner organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe on over 1,000 projects, all of which are aimed at helping people to help themselves. The motto behind their work is “justice for the poor”.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. The mission of CRS is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.
DKA - Austria
Dreikönigsaktion Hilfswerk der Katholischen Jungschar (DKA) is the development cooperation agency of Jungschar (Catholic Children's Movement) in Austria. In 1955, the Carol Singers' Campaign was launched for the first time and thus enabled DKA to support projects and programmes in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. DKA’s development work focuses on the following fields: education, social projects, pastoral programmes, and protection and promotion of human rights of indigenous peoples as well as a particular commitment to women issues.
Elizabethtown College Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
Elizabethtown College's Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (CGUP) develops and facilitates programs advancing global understanding, international engagement, and non-violent conflict transformation. It creates opportunities for students, faculty and staff to develop a sense of responsibility as citizens of the world who are knowledgeable about global issues, empathetic toward people of other cultures and nationalities, and committed to the values of peace, human dignity and social justice.
ICCO is the interchurch cooperative for development cooperation. ICCO works towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. ICCO works based on the Protestant tradition with an inclusive approach. Three values are central to ICCO's work: compassion, justice and stewardship. The ICCO cooperative believes in the power of people, of cooperation and of sharing ideas. The ICCO cooperative has developed its organization in such a way that people in developing countries are co-responsible for ICCO's policy and strategy. With this form of governance ICCO is able to react to questions of poverty and injustice more effectively.
King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue
KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict, to enhance understanding and cooperation. Over a seven-year-long negotiation and development process, KAICIID’s mandate and structure were designed to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instills mutual respect.
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ. MCC has workers or financial commitments in more than 50 countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada. While MCC USA responds to basic human needs and working for peace and justice, MCC Canada is working for relief and development service. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
Northeat Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute
Northeat Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) is working to strengthen and empower people in Northeast Asia through providing peacebuilding training and building cross-cultural networks. The idea of NARPI was born from the discovery of needs and demands from activists and students working in the field of peacebuilding. NARPI is made up of partners from Northeast Asia and will train students primarily from this region.
Responding to Conflict
Responding to Conflict (RTC) is a non-governmental organisation that works to transform conflict and build peace. RTC believes local people are best placed to find their own ways of dealing with conflict.
Summer Peacebuilding Institute
Intended for people active in peacebuilding and related fields, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in the USA, offers four 7-day sessions, each with five courses running concurrently. Courses can be taken for professional skills training or master’s level academic credit. SPI offers courses that are useful and intellectually stimulating to anyone interested in learning more about peacebuilding and related fields. Participants are encouraged to reflect and to share from their own experiences in the “safe space” created by SPI.
United Methodist Church - USA
Founded in 1968 by the union of The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church, The United Methodist Church - USA (UMC) traces its roots back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Church of England. As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. UMC seeks to focus the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world around these areas of ministry: combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally, engaging in ministry with the poor, creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.