Shalom is much more than peace. In the Hebrew context, Shalom is thought of in relationship to the land, the soil and Gods creation. It is the opposite to no conflict. Shalom is when the eco system, the land and life is the way that it should be. It is when everything is flourishing, when everything is working the way that is should be.
There is a new world and it has already begun. It works through healing and forgiveness and fresh starts and peace and hope. It brings hope through beauty and life and flourishing. There is good news of freedom and justice and beauty and life. Those who follow Christ should be the bearers of this good news to all people, creatures, creation, cultures and every place that they encounter.