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About Bridges

Bridges was established in 2005 and it's founders have promoted peace and reconciliation for over 20 years. This spiritually based, person-to-person strategy encourages transformation. Bridges has helped to stop wars, release hostages and other persecuted believers; we have even helped to stop a genocide! We study and apply the Semitic languages to resolve even the most difficult issues between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

History

    2017

    Memorializing the work of Bridges, the "Toolkit" curriculum is launched - empowering others to do the same work.

    The Toolkit

    2017

    Bridges is awarded the Excellence In Giving  "Certified Transparent"  non-profit report seal.

    Transparency Report

    2017

    (Sudan) - Working with Congressmen & others to release 2 more Christian prisoners in Sudan - a result of our long standing "trac5" relationship-based diplomacy.

    Christian Prisoners - Released!

    2017

    (Sudan) - A trip to Sudan directly resulting in the release of Christian prisoner Petr Jasek.

    Christian Prisoner - Released!

    2017

    (Geneva, Switzerland) - Bridges speaks on a panel at the UN, making a presentation on how to defeat radicalism.

    Bridges Strategy @ The UN

    2016

    (Brussels, Belgium) - Days after the terror attacks at the airport, Bridges is asked to address the European Parliament about how best to respond to this growing threat.

    Jesus Strategy @ The European Parliament

    2016

    Bridges publishes an updated 2nd edition of A Deadly Misunderstanding.

    A Powerful Tool & Story

    2016

    Two Bridges board members, both a Muslim and a Christian work together to translate and publish a unique Qur'an with over 3000 Bible verses referenced in the footnotes. Gaining the endorsements of Muslim, Christian and secular leaders alike.

    A Revolutionary Translation 

    2015

    (Central African Republic) - The Bridges team takes two trips in response to the Muslim / Christian war in the region. The result of these trips was 3 hostages being released and a signed peace treaty.

    Hostages Released - Muslim/Christian War 

    2014

    (Sudan) - Bridges team members responded to the case of Meriam Ibrahim, hand delivering a note to the top government officials -directly resulting in the release of this Christian prisoner.

    Christian Prisoner Released

    2010

    (Iran) - Worked with Iranian leadership to free the 2 Christian women sentenced for apostasy (Marzieh Amirizadeh & Maryam Rostampour).

    Christian Prisoners Released

    2010

    (USA) - Engaged Pastor Terry Jones resulting in his decision to cancel the Qur'an burning ceremony in memory of 9/11.

    Jesus Strategy Works

    2009

    (Sudan) - Prayer with the Sudanese President to stop the flogging of a UN employee, Lubna al-Hussein, for dressing in pants.

    Torture Avoided

    2008

    A Deadly Misunderstanding - A Congressman' Quest To Bridge The Muslim/Christian Divide is published by HarperCollins.

    A Deadly Misunderstanding Published

    2007

    (Afghanistan) - The S. Korean government requests that Bridges come to the aid of the 23 Christian missionaries kidnapped by the Taliban.  (completed by ICRD)

    The Taliban Releases Missionaries

    2006

    (Sudan) - 18 trips to Sudan to pray with the President which resulted in a deployment of UN peacekeepers - ending the Darfur Genocide - millions of lives affected.

    Stopping A Genocide

    2003

    (Sudan) - Prayer meetings with the President & government leaders - resulting in a civil war ending (over 2 million people killed).

    Ending A Civil War

    2003

    (Congo, Brazzaville) - Worked with the President & the rebellion funder to end the guerrilla warfare conflict with Pastor Ntumi.

    Stopping Guerrilla Warfare

    2003

    (Libya) - Meetings with the Gaddafi regime which directly resulted in the release of the 1988 Lockerbie/PanAm bombing suspects - Justice for the 270 people who were killed.

    Justice For Terror Victims

    2002

    (Congo, Kinshasa) - Prayer meetings with the Presidents: Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame leading to the 2002 cease-fire and the Pretoria Accord.

    A Prayer For Cease-Fire

    2001

    (Iraq) - Meetings with the Saddam Regime resulting in him allowing UN weapons inspectors to come - in a failed attempt to avoid the war.

    A Failed Attempt To Save Lives

    2000

    (Ghana) - Assisting President Kufuor in a peaceful transition and a positive transformation of his country - becoming a beacon of hope in the region.

    A Hope In The Region

    2000

    (Pakistan) Prayer meetings with President Musharraf which led to the release of over 20 Christian men imprisoned under "Sharia Law" charges.

    Freedom For Sharia Law Prisoners

    1997

    (Benin) Established a prayer partnership with President Matthew Kereku, a former communist dictator - resulting in the tribal conflict ending.

    A Former Communist For Jesus

    1995

    (Liberia) - Part of the Muslim/Christian team that encouraged the successful Abuja Peace Accords - ending a conflict that killed 200,000 people.

    Ending A Conflict

    1994

    (Western Sahara) - Prayer meetings with President Mohamed Abdelziz - resulting in the Western Sahara Cease-Fire Agreement - ending a conflict that killed 10's of thousands.

    Prayer With A President




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(1)  Bridges developed the “Trac5” model which augments and empowers traditional diplomatic, political, military & economic tracks of engagement. We do not claim it alone is solely responsible for outcomes. 

(2)  http://icrd.org/rp43/

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