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Foundations in Restorative Justice & Peacemaking

Foundations in Restorative Justice & Peacemaking (FRJP) is an in-depth training partnership hosted collectively by A Life Together, YWAM Muizenberg (South Africa) & YWAM Wollongong (Australia)

This five month global track seeks to equip a new generation of Jesus-followers for integrative and sustainable missions work by excavating and building upon our faith’s firm foundation in healing justice and peacemaking.

School Dates: 

Module 1: 6 Weeks (YWAM Muizenberg, South Africa) April 5th – May 17th, 2019

Module 2: 6 Weeks (YWAM Wollongong, Australia) May 27th – July 5th, 2019

Module 3: 3 Weeks (Peace camps) July 12th – Aug 2nd, 2019

Debrief: 2 Weeks Aug 5th – Aug 16th, 2019

School Fees:

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Accreditation

This school is recognised by the University of the Nations, but not registered within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

 

Pre-requisites

Completion of the Discipleship Training School.

Get equipped and take action

Throughout the course you will spend 6 weeks learning in Muizenberg, South Africa, 6 weeks in Wollongong, Australia, followed by a 5 week application module in a third location that is to be determined.

Lectures 

Throughout the course we’ll be diving into the Gospel narrative alongside powerful spiritual traditions passed down from our family line (the church). We’ll be inviting Jesus the Christ to continually be our guide and teacher, remembering that none but the Lamb are worthy to judge (a.k.a. bring healing) in situations of injustice. Join us, and let this good work begin in us, and into all the world!

Why Two Locations?

/// YWAM Muizenberg is a dynamic, multicultural YWAM base engaging with the struggle of decolonizing missions and the ministry of reconciliation. It is a unique environment to talk about Jesus & Justice because of the lived experience of the land; its pains and triumphs, suffering and celebration are an immersive backdrop for the learner.

/// YWAM Wollongong– Wollongong (in New South Wales) has also become home to thousands of people from refugee and immigrant backgrounds from around the globe.  The folks who call YWAM Wollongong home are on a slow, deepening journey of solidarity within our neighbourhood and the wider world.  We pursue Jesus’ call on our lives together, as family, learning new and ancient ways to live out of a lifestyle of worship, repentance and peacemaking.

Our Vision

For well-intentioned folks out there trying to do something about the mess in this world, there are near countless factors working to disengage us. Guilt can easily cripple, and compassion fatigue can crush our most heartfelt responses. How good it is then, that we are not left to our own devices.  An ancient Way, timeless Truth, and liberated Life has emerged as our deliverance… 

Into this world where wealth and security for some means loss and exploitation for most, Christ came to proclaim Good News to the poor.

Into this world where locking up neighbours seems more reasonable than getting to know them, Christ came to proclaim freedom for prisoners and restore sight to those blinded by degrading visions of society.

Into this world defaced by greed and swirling in cycles of violence, Christ came to liberate the oppressed and proclaim God’s loving rule and solidarity.

Into this perishing, divisive world order, Christ came to proclaim an Eternal Order that dignifies the downtrodden and re-humanises the rich; a foundation of Love holding all things together.

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