The Way of Love – Love Peace
Life is filled with violence and its victims are everywhere. The Way of Love calls for learning and practicing an alternative life style that does not add to the brokenness around us. We are called by the example of Jesus to seek reconciliation and restoration, and to not pursue vengeance and retribution. In our private personal lives and our public actions and systemic policies we will aim to be people of peace.
Education – Love Peace
In his 2017 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis shared with all Christians and with all people on earth a landmark call to learn, practice and mobilize the humanizing power of active nonviolence in responding resolutely to the global crisis of violence.
Web Articles & Podcasts
Power and non-violence – “It is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly.” This is nonviolence in one of its primordial moments. And nonviolence is a very serious endeavor. It is not, as it often appears, a passivity.
“Take to the Streets” Online Nonviolence Training: Basics of nonviolent tactics for social change and de-escalation (with Christian Peacemaker Teams)
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri released Each Other’s Keeper: The Church’s Response to Violence, an electronic adult formation curriculum focused on the role of faith communities in understanding the many dimensions of violence in our society and ways in which they might care for both its victims and perpetrators.
Peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building may not have the punch and the means of national security, but they are receiving an increasing amount of attention in education, research, and politics
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. by Bishop Desomond Tutu
Selma, The historical drama centers on King Jr. as a key figure, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the fight for suffrage, the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Pro-Europe citizens organize protests and occupations, centered on and around Kyiv’s Maidan square.
Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to become a soldier. The movie follows Atalya to prison and beyond, offering a unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young woman who seeks truth and takes a stand for justice.
Inspiration – Love Peace
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
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For peace and non-violence
God help us to find peace with you, in ourselves, with each other, in our communities and between nations. We don’t know how to do this. So teach us: to how to forgive, how to admit mistakes, how to live without retribution and vengeance, how to not create more victims, how to be peacemakers, and how to speak truth without violence. In the name of your son, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Music / Art / Poetry
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix. Happy International #PeaceDay
15 Songs for times of conflict
Songs about unity and peace.
11 Memorable Poems About Peace
Inward Peace and Peace Between People and Nations
Actions – Love Peace
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship is an inclusive community rooted in active love. Her members endeavor to follow Jesus into the world, bearing witness to injustice, while striving for justice, and prayerfully expecting that peace will follow.