There are scores of peace initiatives in the Middle East today – governmental, non-governmental, faith-based, secular and humanitarian. Based on the current events in the world, those efforts are not going very well.
The Isaac Ishmael Initiative is not a social or political peace initiative, although we care deeply about such efforts. Rather, our approach to shalom involves three aspects:
- We train local churches to love and minister to Muslims and Jews in their local contexts as well as globally. This is done through workshops, seminars, classes, and preaching.
- We equip leaders (Muslim-Background Believers, Jewish Believers, and people ministering amongst both groups) in leadership development and spiritual formation.
- We encourage communities of faith of Christ followers who are committed to and passionate for Muslims and Jews and who actively embrace them as part of the community.