Conflict is causing war, famine, and economic chaos.
We feel helpless...no answers!
Groundbreaking New Approach
So what is this approach? Trac5's founder spent years studying and applying his model that included comparing and analyzing the text of the Torah, Qur'an and New Testament using their respective Semitic languages. This process revealed pioneering new strategies to find commonality among the monotheistic faiths through terms we take for granted, yet fuel fear, bigotry and radicalism. Imagine terms such as "religion", "conversion", "Messiah" and "Trinity" understood to unite rather than divide! Even the most heated disagreements centering on the nature and purpose of Jesus of Nazareth have drawn enemies to spiritual harmony. Trac5 core leadership, while diverse in religious practice, struggled personally with these thorny issues and in the process, discovered their own prejudice and mistrust turn to friendship and teamwork. Now together they each follow Jesus in their own way while respecting other's faith traditions. This is not universalism, but rather, letting new perspective on the Scriptures shape how we see each other today.
This led to the development of a model that distinctively attracts carefully selected adversaries in conflict resolution who reflect the gravitas of Gandhi, (who inspired thousands of Hindus and Muslims to put down weapons and stop the killing). They engage in a discreet person-to-person life-changing encounter. It powerfully shatters destructive paradigms while tearing down religious walls. Even the secular minded are attracted to these fresh ideas because they ultimately work in finding practical solutions for complex situations. Visualize former enemies standing together before their people as examples of changed hearts & minds, activating the spark of hope that can take on a life of its own. This is vividly seen in the demand for political change in the "Arab Spring".
The Way Forward
Trac5's leadership drawing from 40 years experience in more than 118 countries, has gained access to an extensive global network of influential individuals and world changers that create opportunities for open doors. To respond to local and regional emergencies, Trac5 has established Rapid Deployment Teams. These Trac5 trained teams are individuals experienced in politics, business and diplomacy, dispatched to areas of conflict to coach and mentor this exhilarating new process.
Acknowledging and using a model based on building relationships among enemies through a spiritual process rather than a political or diplomatic one is difficult to accept. It assumes a force beyond ourselves. Whatever one attributes to the ultimate success, various forms of this field-tested model have already opened channels resulting in tangible "on the ground” results in complicated stalemates in Darfur/Sudan, Libya, Iran, both Congos, U.S., Pakistan and elsewhere.