Peaced Together is a creative arts course that Edinburgh City Mission is delivering alongside Christian volunteers as part of our work with vulnerable women.
The course is based on the idea that good can come from difficult experiences. Using five themed craft projects, Peaced Together encourages women to reflect on their lives and set out on a personal journey from brokenness to hope. Each project helps the groups explore topics such as beauty, peace with past and positive choices.
It is a great first step to introduce women who have had negative and hurtful experiences to consider Christian themes and values.
The course is not explicitly Christian but is designed for churches to run for women in their community who need a safe place to start a healing journey, learn new skills, grow in confidence and have fun.
For some though it may lead to faith in God as they build friendships with the volunteers.
A mixture of six Mission Strengtheners and volunteers have trained to deliver the course. The training will enable our team to deliver a course for non-English speaking women, many of whom will be refugees or asylum seekers who are receiving support through our Salaam project.