This article has benefited from the research entitled ‘The role of Christianity in post-war
Liberia’. It is a study that attempts to examine and investigate how Christian faith and
spirituality can play a role in a campaign for social peace, justice, development and unity. This
article describes and evaluates a cross section of strategies and policies which theologians can
employ to develop and sustain peace and foster reconstruction plans among perpetrators and
victims of a brutal civil war. It attempts to answer the following question: what role can
Christianity play to effectively lessen the animosity that engendered the years of hostilities in
Liberia and facilitate the healing of wounds?
INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS : This article sets forth a debate about
the role Christianity ought to play in societal conflict. Christian religion is a prophetic religion
by nature and it should serve as a source of peace, reconciliation and healing for human
relationships. Examples of what the role of authentic church could be are cited from a Liberian
context. It is further argued that all sectors of society, women, men and children may be agents
of peace and unity. The article concludes by setting parameters for sustainable peace in
The article was written by E.G. from his PhD thesis submitted
to the University of Pretoria under the supervision of S.T.K.
S.T.K. provided missiological guidance to the article.