Announcing Trac5: A New Path to Peace
A team of friends have paused to take inventory of the remarkable success in a peacekeeping model we call “Trac5.” Along with the other traditional tracks of engagement it contributed to the rapprochement with Libya, deployment of UN Peacekeeping Forces in Darfur, release of 20 Korean Christian missionaries taken hostage by the Taliban, and recently the release of two girls charged with apostasy for “converting to Christianity” in Iran.
Our model is spiritually and relationally focused, grounded in the example of Jesus and fueled by stunning linguistic breakthroughs in the Semitic Holy Books. It is designed to mobilize and organically network emerging, spiritually-grounded “people movements” in over 100 countries, enabling them to support their leaders in incorporating Trac5 peacemaking values, and empowering the peaceful majority to undermine radicals bent on destruction.
Most constituents of the Abrahamic faiths believe that there is little hope of forging peace between Muslims, Christians and Jews. Many see fundamental common ground as a fantasy, with any apparent progress being at best temporary and historically unsustainable.
In this context, Trac5 stands out as a unique, tested approach to conflict resolution, particularly in the religious context. Traditional politicals strategies have failed to sufficiently address the root causes of human conflict, centered in enmity and alienation in the human heart. If and when such factors are considered, these approaches rarely incorporate a spiritual solution such as forgiveness. Trac5 utilizes education, engagement and resources to bring people together — not just conceptually but relationally — to pursue peace, keying on breakthrough insights from the Semitic holy books.
Trac5 can significantly reduce the negative impact of conflict on a region or people, beginning by personally engaging key leaders. Trac5 then assists in further bridge-building, development, and education after the relationship begins. One critical outcome of this process is the systematic undermining of militant ideologies, which threaten both East and West.
Finding faith-based common ground raises the level of understanding and gives people a place to breathe, and to respect each other. People weary of fear tactics and hate-mongering yearn for viable alternatives and spiritually-grounded solutions. Propaganda and zealotry are undermined when people experience authentic, faith-based bridging relationships and gather around creative, proactive solutions to shared challenges.
To learn more about Trac5, please visit us at www.Trac5.org.