‘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!’
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 …
08 July 2021. It is with great regret that the Board of Church and Peace decided not to hold the 2021 International Conference as a face-to-face event in Strasbourg, France, as planned. The ongoing pandemic, travel restrictions and thus the likely exclusion of some...
Compiègne, 21 June 2021.
The members of the French-speaking network of Church and Peace have written a letter to the churches in France. They wish to draw their attention to recent statements by French leaders who associate the role of the police with that of the army, implying a situation of civil war.
Registration is now open for the international online conference from 2-5 September 2021 on “Images of God and Nonviolence”.
On 19 April 2021, Church and Peace hosted an online conversation on “The Politics of Division” and the question whether the UK government was using an agenda of ‘white nationalism’ to divide communities.
Wethen, 22 April 2021. The commitments of the Charta Oecumenica, signed by the European churches today 20 years ago, are also a challenge for Church and Peace. Chair Antje Heider-Rottwilm reflects.
16 March 2021. “Building Peace from the ground up” was the theme of our recent Church and Peace Britain and Ireland regional conference on 13 March 2021 co-organised with the Fellowship of Reconciliation UK. Thinking about a world which seems to be overwhelmed by hatred manifesting itself both in physical forms and through hate speech, we felt blessed in having a range of inspiring speakers who shared their experience and wisdom with us in keynote addresses and in workshops.
Wethen, 25 Feburary 2021 – On 1 January 2021, a new era of the European Union began with Brexit, but also with the new budget phase of the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027). In a statement, the Board of Church and Peace has evaluated some of the available arms and security policy decisions taken under the German EU Council Presidency.
On 19th April 2021, Church and Peace in Britain and Ireland is hosting an online conversation on „The Politics of Division - is the UK government pursuing a "white nationalist" agenda to split our communities?“ Join us on zoom to discuss this issue! We will hear...