In areas rife with conflict, intergroup communication does not come easy, and any form of reconciliation seems even further out of reach. However, when we fall back on humanity’s most fundamental instincts – the desire to listen, understand, and accept – such dialogue no longer remains an excuse to judge others. Instead, it manifests into a space for acknowledging past mistakes, providing the opportunity for competing communities to construct a future together. Under ‘Focus’ of this issue, we travel to Lebanon, where we get a glimpse of the meaning behind interfaith dialogue and the ministry of reconciliation. We also invite CEDAR’s partner and staunch advocate of peacebuilding Dr. Kwok Wai Luen to share how the Bible encourages believers to hold onto hope in the face of adversity, as well as introduce our collaborative work of sowing seeds of peace in Hong Kong.