Addressing The Spiritual Nature Of The Problem
Bridges was established in 2005 & it's founders have acted as a spiritual catalyst for peace for over 20 years. Our strategy works, whether searching for peace & healing within ourselves, our community or our country, This relational & Messiah-centric strategy encourages transformation in the way people see themselves and each other. Bridges has, through trial and error, established a "strategy" for successful conflict resolution. Using linguistic discoveries from scripture and the language of Jesus as a catalyst; resolving even the most difficult issues dividing Muslims, Christians & Jews.
- Friendship First - A productive yet little known strategy to complete the greatest commandment, even in very difficult circumstances
- Study The Scriptures - Revealing powerful & transformative insight from Abrahamic Scripture using the Semitic languages
- Conflict & Crisis Response - Healing the personal & Spiritual causes often fueling conflict, radicalism & human suffering
- The Temple Prayer - Opening a door for God to impact people & real world conflicts; more often than not resulting in remarkable outcomes
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We have tested this strategy around the world in a variety of conflicts. We are now committed to sharing what we have learned with you, equipping average people, practitioners in the field and most importantly, empowering what God is already doing to inspire reconciliation in our broken world.
Linguistic discoveries in the Holy Books of the Abrahamic faiths catalyze the entire process, overcoming harmful and often distorted religious understandings. Jesus’ teachings on love and compassion further open the door to the human heart, allowing the Spirit to perform the ultimate, ongoing transformation of thinking and behavior in every one of us.
Studying the Semitic languages of Scripture reveals revolutionary common ground on even the most controversial issues often at the heart of the growing conflict between Muslims, Christians & Jews. This common ground serves as a catalyst for the transformation of paradigms (even radicalized ones).
1994 - Prayer with President Mohamed Abdelziz resulting in the Western Sahara cease-fire agreement.
1995 - Trips to Liberia with a Muslim/Christian team that encouraged the successful Abuja Peace Accords.
1997 - Established a prayer partnership with Benin President Matthew Kereku, a former communist dictator, ending a tribal conflict.
2000 - Prayer meeting with Pakistan's President Musharraf led to release of over 20 Christian men imprisoned under “Sharia Law”.
2000 - (Ghana) Assisting President Kufuor in a peaceful transition and positive transformation of the country.
2001 - (Iraq) Meetings with Saddam' regime resulting in him allowing UN Weapons inspectors to come, in a failed attempt to avoid the war.
2002 - (Congo, Kinshasa) Prayer meetings with presidents, Joseph Kabila & Paul Kagame leading to 2002 ceasefire and the Pretoria Accord.
2003 - (Libya) Meetings with the Gaddafi regime directly leading to the release of the 1988 Lockerbie / Pan Am Bombing suspects.
2003 - (Congo, Brazzaville) Worked with the President & the rebellion funder to end the guerrilla warfare conflict with pastor Ntumi.
2003 - (Sudan) Prayer meetings with the President & government leaders resulting in a civil war ending (over 2 million people killed).
2006 - (Sudan) 18 trips praying with the President which resulted in a deployment of UN peacekeepers ending the Darfur genocide.
2007 - (Afghanistan) S. Korean government requests that Bridges come to the aid of the 23 Christian missionaries kidnapped by the Taliban.
2008 - A Deadly Misunderstanding - A Congressman's Quest To Bridge The Muslim/Christian Divide is published.
2009 - (Sudan) Prayer with Sudanese president to stop the flogging of a UN employee, Lubna al-Hussein, for dressing in pants.
2010 - (Iran) Worked with Iran to free the 2 Christian women sentenced for apostasy (Marzieh Amirizadeh & Maryam Rostampour).
2010 - (USA) Engaged pastor Terry Jones resulting in his decision to cancel the Qur'an burning ceremony in memory of 9/11.
2014 - (Sudan) Hand delivered a note to the Sudanese government directly resulting in the release of Christian prisoner (Meriam Ibrahim).
2015 - (C.A.R.) Two trips to the Central African Republic resulting in the release of 3 hostages and militia groups signing a peace treaty.
2016 - Two Bridges board members translate and publish a unique Qur'an with 3000 Bible verses referenced in the footnotes.
2016 - Bridges publishes an updated 2nd edition of A Deadly Misunderstanding.
2016 - Days after the Brussels airport bombing, Bridges addresses the European Parliament in Brussels about how to respond.
2017 - (Geneva, Switzerland) Bridges speaks on a panel at the UN, making a presentation on how to defeat radicalism.
2017 - (Sudan) A trip to Sudan resulting in the release of Christian prisoner (Petr Jasek).
2017 - (Sudan) Working with congressman and others to release 2 more Christian prisoners in Sudan.
2017 - Bridges is awarded the Excellence In Giving "Certified Transparent" seal of approval.
2017 - Packaging and memorializing the work of Bridges, "The Toolkit" curriculum is launched, equipping others to do that same work.