Who We Are

Mission & Vision

Vision:

Africa without violent racial, tribal, and religious conflicts.

Our Mission:

To develop servant leaders in the African church and community who reconcile and transform lives affected by conflict and injustice.

Our History

In 1994, African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) was founded as a response to the Rwandan genocide and the civil and political unrest within Burundi and the DR Congo. Rev. Dr. Celestin Musekura survived the Rwandan Genocide and was left with a burden and calling to train and equip servant leaders in Africa while promoting inner healing and reconciliation. Rev. Dr. Celestin recognized the critical need to empower leaders within communities to understand the value of servant leadership, biblical peacebuilding, healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and restorative justice.

In 1998, Rev. Dr. Celestin began raising support for ALARM in the United States while he pursued his doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. The ALARM US office is registered and exists to mobilize American churches to partner with ALARM and friends to support the ministries of ALARM in Africa, which was two years old when Rev. Dr. Celestin decided to come do doctoral research on biblical and communal forgiveness.

Over the past many years, ALARM has succeeded in equipping servant leaders of all backgrounds and professions to advocate for peace, justice, and reconciliation while transforming communities. As the years have progressed, ALARM has expanded into the US and 8 African countries. ALARM Africa has relied on the support of the ALARM US and ALARM UK offices to raise partners and support for the projects and programs within Africa.