Arbeitsstelle Friedensarbeit im Haus kirchlicher Dienste

Ökumenische Dekade zur Überwindung von Gewalt 2001 - 2010

Aims and methods


  • to discover and highlight different causes of violence, their structures and patterns in the lives of South African and German youth
  • to empower participants to reflect on personal experiences with violence
  • to enable participants to work on own patterns of violent behavior and reactions
  • to encounter different options of active non-violence based on new approaches to biblical ethical guidelines 


  • Interactive Teaching & Multimedia Approach
  • Exhibition "Canaan is everywhere" (Informal Settlement, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal)
  • 3-D Simulation "Canaan - violence and the plight of refugees"
  • Role play
    • Video clips, i.e. "A day in the life in Canaan", "Soweto", "Violence in a German subway"