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by | Jun 19, 2017

Church and Peace at the WCC Assembly

Church and Peace at the WCC Assembly The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches from 31 August to 8 September 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany, was an impressive ecumenical gathering also with diverse participation and contributions from Church and Peace members....

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Donations Appeal 2022: A Spirit of Nonviolence

Dear friends of Church and Peace, The war in Ukraine with tens of thousands dead, hundreds of thousands wounded and millions of people fleeing is profoundly disturbing to us all – and we can only hope that it will not escalate into nuclear warfare. “War is like a...

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Conference in Croatia: First take the plank out of your own eye

Wethen, 26 October 2022 – In view of the devastating effects of the Ukraine war, the European network Church and Peace, at its annual conference, calls for doing everything to reach a rapid ceasefire and enable diplomatic negotiations to begin.

The conference was an opportunity to learn from the peacemakers in the region of Western Balkans/Southeast Europe.

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Church and Peace founding member Ruth Warneck passed away

Church and Peace mourns the loss of one of its founders. After a full life, Ruth Warneck (née Kahle, *5 September 1929) died at the age of almost 93 on 5 August 2022. The funeral service and urn burial will take place on Saturday 27 August 2022 at 2.00 pm at the...

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“We are Creation’s Possible People” – Reconciliation Continues to be Churches’ Task

“We are Creation’s possible people” is a line from a prayerful poem shared in one of the key note speeches of the conference “Reconciliation in Turbulent Times” in Birmingham on 2 July 2022. The day event was the latest to be organised by two ecumenical organisations, the Fellowship of Reconciliation of England and Scotland with the pan-European network Church and Peace. It recognised we live in turbulent times and encouraged participants to explore actions and focus on hope through Christ. This was the first hybrid conference with many people attending in-person. The gathering had happened online only for the last two years and there was a sense of energy in the room.

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Churches challenged to the path of nonviolence

Message from the Board of Church and Peace. Berlin, 30 May 2022 – In light of Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine and the extent of death and destruction with no end in sight, we strive for the radicality of nonviolence to which Jesus challenges us. We encourage to stand by the knowledge and experience of nonviolent prevention, intervention, and de-escalation of military conflict. We call for continued commitment to nonviolence rather than surrendering to the seemingly inevitable escalation of military logic.

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