One cannot truly exist without the other. Our ideas of justice are rooted in the Luo indigenous understandings of holistic community justice, in which victims and offenders are reconciled and social wrongs are made right through concrete action. Our perspective on peace is similarly holistic; it is not the absence of violence, but the total liberation from oppression and the restoration of all things.
We believe that humanity is on its way to discovering its most powerful weapon: nonviolent action. The "big names" such as Gandhi and Dr. King have popularized this global phenomenon, but most of the success stories have been achieved through groups of "ordinary people." Nonviolence achieves what guns, bombs, weapons, ideology, charity, and legislation cannot, and Africa has been a fascinating breeding ground for miraculous nonviolent movements, including Uganda.