One pebble tossed in the water creates ripples that go far. So too your organization’s plans, actions, and results – they all matter. The work of mission-driven organizations is far from easy, especially in turbulent social contexts.
Ripple Peace Research & Consulting LLC provides strategy, evaluation and learning services for the work of ‘just peace.’ We support mission-driven organizations who work towards just peace, whether as their primary mission or an important component of their activities. We serve globally, including the increasingly fragile USA.
What is ‘just peace?’ Peace is interpreted in many different ways, so it’s important to communicate what it means to us at Ripple. Peace is not simply the absence of fighting. It is the presence of collective social wellbeing including healthy relationships, fair social systems that meet the needs of all people, and constructive ways of addressing disagreements. ‘Just peace’ reminds us that peace requires social justice and demands nonviolent methods.
About half of Ripple’s projects involve working closely with faith-inspired and interreligious practitioners. We attune to the motivations and rhythms of those leaders and are adept at understanding religious perspectives on just peace and effectiveness. We also recognize the unique needs of small, hyperlocal teams. Ripple adapts industry-standard approaches and supports bottom-up innovation for evaluation within interreligious action initiatives.