Welcome to the Church and Peace Website

Church and Peace is the European ecumenical peace church network of communities, training centres, peace organisations and peace service agencies. It participates in the ecumenical dialogue of the conciliar process for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation and is a catalyst for common initiatives and projects.

 

  • Read about active Gospel non-violence and what it means to be a ‘peace church’.
  • Become acquainted with the members of the network and their experiences on the peace church journey.
  • Learn about the ways in which they strive to live their commitment to non-violence on a day-to-day basis.
  • Keep informed about events organised by Church and Peace, its members and partners.
  • Find texts and documents published by Church and Peace.

News

Peace, Sustainability and Protection for Refugees to Guide the Future of Europe

Berlin, 30 November 2021 – At its recent meeting, the Board of Church and Peace commented on the Conference on the Future of Europe organised online by the European Union. The European network of peace churches highlights the need for the EU to remain a peace project, increase its efforts towards a just and sustainable economy and implement internationally agreed standards for the protection and rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

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‘War is Contrary to the Will of God’ – An Appeal for Peace for the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

Berlin, 11 October 2021 – In an appeal for peace ahead of the 2022 Assembly of the World Council of Churches, several organisations as well as prominent first signatories address the churches inviting to the Assembly in Karlsruhe. The signatories call on them to ‘Make use of the public awareness that the WCC Assembly will create in the context of your church. Affirm your commitment to Just Peace in Germany, Europe and worldwide, within the Church, the state and society!’

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Church and Peace grapples with the topic of Images of God and (Non)Violence

Wethen, 7 Sept 2021 – From 3 to 5 September 2021, the AGM and international conference of Church and Peace dealt with the topic of Images of God and (Non)Violence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference took place online with more than 100 participants from all over Europe, and from Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Togo, and India. The participants explored manifestations of hierarchy, dominance, oppression, and violence – whether structural, spiritual, or personal. The aim was to determine the extent to which religious traditions and attitudes are linked to violence, racism, and sexism, to explore …

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