Rethinking Security in Europe” conference and Church and Peace French-speaking regional group meeting
"Rethinking Security in Europe" conference and Church and Peace French-speaking regional group meeting The French-speaking section of Church and Peace met on the weekend of 10-12 June in Paris, hosted by the Sisters of St Joseph de Cluny, a very international and...
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.
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 -...
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)/...
War in Ukraine – Voices and activities from the Church and Peace network
25 February 2022 Dear members of Church and Peace, Just a few weeks ago, at Christmas, we remembered Isaiah's hope for peace: “Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a...
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.
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...
Reconciliation in Turbulent Times – Day conference postponed to 2 July 2022 in Birmingham
Join this day conference to explore the challenging task of reconciliation in church and society. Get inspiration from and discuss with our speakers on caring for others and ourselves while working for reconciliation.
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.
‘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!’