From Reconciliation to Resilient Communities: Transcending Shame-Honour Culture

From Reconciliation to Resilient Communities: Transcending Shame-Honour Culture

by Shekhar Prabhakar Bhagwat - September 2019

Reconciliation and unity between senior Christian leaders, modelled visibly before the Church, especially in shame-honour cultures, is essential ‘so that the world may believe’ that the Father has sent the Lord Jesus (John 17.21). Fostering and promoting reconciliation among senior national leaders results in a resilient community of leaders who in turn take the ministry of reconciliation to younger leaders and pastors.

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Peace and Reconciliation

A terzanelle related to peace and reconciliation (Micah 5:5; Matthew 5:9; Ephesians 2:13-18)

By Salvatore Anthony Luiso


Christ died to make reconciliation

He is the great peacemaker in God’s plan

He is the head of a holy nation.



To bring about peace between God and man,

The Son of God died as a sacrifice

He is the great peacemaker in God’s plan.


Yet God paid for more with that precious price

For peace among men Christ suffered that cost

The Son of God died as a sacrifice.


To repossess peace when it has been lost,

One must seek after, must pursue, that peace

For peace among men Christ suffered that cost.


One may need to strive hard to make strife cease

Christ Himself strove for the peace that He sought

One must seek after, must pursue, that peace.



Praise be to God for the peace He has wrought

Christ died to make reconciliation,

Christ Himself strove for the peace that He sought

He is the head of a holy nation.

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