Mediation is a non-adversarial and voluntary process that helps parties involved in a dispute collaboratively reach resolutions and create effective agreements. Faith-based mediation uses a two-fold approach. The first draws upon the peacemaking role of the Church. The second makes use of available processes for resolving legal disputes without litigation. Typically, mediation is spiritually healing and a cost-effective way of resolving disputes.
Faith-based mediation uses Biblical principles during the process, and tends to focus on reconciling parties relationally as well as resolving their substantive disputes. Faith-based mediation at its best takes place in an environment that is sensitive and respectful to each individual’s spiritual journey and beliefs.
“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
“So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” (Romans 14:19)
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)