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Raising Up the Next Generation of

Faith-Based Peacemakers

Using Faith to Create a Culture of Reconciliation


The Institute for Faith-Based Diplomacy

Faith-based reconciliation is an alternative approach to traditional diplomacy and negotiating peacemaking. It differs from those methods in that it is principally a spiritually-based effort to soften hearts. 

IFBD uses Faith as the framework to create a culture for reconciliation.


Faith-Based Reconciliation


Creates Space for Healing

Employs a deliberative process that seeks to create a reconciling spirit for the healing of historic wounds that energize hostility between communities.


Builds Bridges Across Divides

Builds bridges between leaders of opposing communities in order to foster trust and break down the walls that perpetuate distrust and hostility.


Fosters Joint Problem Solving

Facilitates constructive, trust-based, joint problem solving necessary to resolve a range of issues that perpetuate distrust and hostility.


IFBD in Ladakh/India

Under the leadership of IFBD Regional Director Ramzan Khan an IFBD Core Group has been established in Ladakh and India. They have conducted two Civil Society meetings for Ladakhi leaders from Leh and Kargil to explore problems and the application of the eight core values of Faith-Based Reconciliation to them.


IFBD in Zambia

Under the leadership of IFBD Regional Director Japhet Mphande an IFBD Core Group is being trained for work in Zambia and Africa.

IFBD in Romania

Under the leadership of IFBD Regional Director Cristian David an IFBD Core Group is forming and will be trained in summer/fall 2022.


IFBD in Hungary

Under the leadership of IFBD Regional Directors Andrea Simonyi and Agnes Koncz an IFBD Core Group is forming and will be trained in summer/fall 2022.




The rise of religion and religious actors - combined with nonstate actors - require a new paradigm that acknowledges the cultural and historical factors at the heart of many identity-based conflicts, and advances the role of nation-states in resolving them. 


The Overview

The training lays the foundation for faith-based diplomacy, its principles, methods, required skills and applications in political/cultural systems to resolve identity-based conflicts.

The Candidates

The selection process involves interviews with the Institute's President, the Regional Director and the Core Group to evaluate candidate suitability based on faith-orientation, character traits, and skills.


The Training

The training consists of three parts: the principles and practices of Faith-Based Diplomacy and Reconciliation; how to organize and conduct a Faith-Based Reconciliation Workshop; and character formation of the candidates.

Join The Movement

The Institute is dedicated to establishing indigenous core groups under a Regional Director in each nation or region.  Through these core groups, the next generation peacemakers can be identified and trained to expand faith-based reconciliation in regions where identity-based conflicts have prevented peaceful coexistence.  Join today to learn more.

Welcome to the Movement!

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