meet Jacques Lumenge Lubangu

by Campaign ~ August 14th, 2013. Filed under: meet the real peacebuilders, News.


Jacques is our second real peacecebuilder and is the Legal Representative of  the Association of the Survivors of Makobola Massacres ( ARMMK) in Democratic Republic of the Congo. He trains and educates orphans and other survivors of conflict to contribute to the consolidation of lasting peace and build a Congo free from hatred.

ARMMK’s focuses on developing inter-ethnic peaceful co-existence and conflict resolution at a grassroots level, and provides training to survivors of violence and people traumatised by war in order to build a society without murder or hatred or violent retaliation. ARMMK focuses particularly on widows, children, orphans, and the vulnerable, training them in income generating activities in order to alleviate isolation and encourage socio-economic development.

The organisation carries out several peacebuilding activities including:

  • The training and education of people suffering from the effects of war
  • Engaging both sides traumatized by the effects of war together in employment with a view to bringing about socio-economic development
  • Fostering peaceful intercommunity coexsistance and the peaceful resolution of conflicts through seminars and discussions at the local level
  • Legal advocacy
  • And many other activities

ARMMK are currently applying the practices from the programme Dialogue in Nigeria in DRC. The programme consists of four steps including school engagement and face-to-face dialogue. It centres on a documentary which brought together Muslims and Christians in Nigeria to illustrate how groups can successfully connect and communicate to create authentic community. You can find out more about this work by clicking here.

You can contact ARMMK at

conscience uses real examples of peacebuilding to campaign for the improvement and development of the government’s inter-departmental Conflict Pool. Non-violent peacebuilding is more effective in the long term, better value and is a form of security we can pay for through our taxes with a clear conscience. The Conflict Pool funds conflict prevention, stabilisation and peacekeeping activities to reduce the number of people around the world whose lives are affected by violent conflict.




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