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by | Jun 19, 2017

2022 International Conference in Croatia

Join the the 2022 International Conference and Annual General Assembly of Church and Peace! Division. War. Nonviolence. First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your  sister's or brother’s eye. (Luke 6:42) 20 -...

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Online Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

Church and Peace invites you to pray for peace in Ukraine. Together with the Fellowship of Reconciliation (England and Scotland), Cymdeithos y Cymod (Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales) and the Methodist Peace Fellowship, we meet on Fridays at 7:30pm (London)/...

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War in Ukraine – what now?

Kees Nieuwerth, Vice-President of Church and Peace and Vice-President of the National Council of Churches in the Netherlands, has written a statement for the National Council of Churches.

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2021 Annual Report

‘2021 again offered ample opportunities to work for a more peaceful, nonviolent world and thus to try to follow the way of Jesus.Here are some of the Church and Peace highlights:Regional networks Church and Peace members in the French-speaking region have become more...

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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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Conference and AGM 2021 once again online

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...

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