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  • ANABAPTIST NETWORK
    We have developed some core convictions but no "statement of faith" or set organisational procedures. The Anabaptist tradition has generally been wary of creeds and has encouraged ongoing dialogue rather than fixed positions. The Network has developed over the past decade through conversations over meals, discussions among friends old and new, sharing ideas and experiences.

  • BAHA'I
    Personal peace and peace between peoples and nations and religions, are primary tenets of the Baha’i faith and message. “"The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations.”

  • BAPTIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA
    The purpose of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is to unite and enable Christians to make peace in a warring world.  We are called by God to the Gospel of Peace. This calling is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ, who is our Peace, in whom God is reconciling the world and through whom God calls us to the ministry of peacemaking.  Peace is not only our goal, but our means.  The foundation of peace is justice.
    The force of peace is love.

  • BIBLE -- Read the Bible
    Peace Church Bible Study Home Page
    Welcome! I hope this web site will be useful to persons with an interest in the Bible and the "Historic Peace Churches" (Brethren, Mennonites, Quakers). Some of my interests, reflected in the content, include:
    * Finding ways to bridge the gap between academic/scholarly readers of scripture and non-academics, whether "believers" or not.  * Finding ways to bridge the gap between "believers" and those who feel no "religious" affinity for the biblical text.  * Helping people who want to learn the languages in which the earliest manuscripts of the Bible are written: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. I'm particularly interested in people who are studying these languages outside a formal classroom setting for whatever reason.

  • CATHOLIC PEACE FELLOWSHIP
    The purpose of the CPF is to support Catholic conscientious objectors through education, counseling, and advocacy.  Guided by a personalist philosophy, the CPF seeks to resist war by helping those who choose not to participate in it, one person at a time.

  • CATHOLIC WORKER
    The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person, their movement was committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and the Works of Mercy as a way of life. It wasn't long before Dorothy and Peter were putting their beliefs into action, opening a "house of hospitality" where the homeless, the hungry, and the forsaken would always be welcome. Over many decades the movement has protested injustice, war, and violence of all forms.Today there are some 130 Catholic Worker communities in the United States. Church of God Peace Fellowship
    According to Jesus, peacemaking is the family business of the children of God. He calls us to radical acts of reconciliation and peacemaking.

  • CELEBRATING PEACE, FOR CHILDREN
    CELEBRATING PEACE began in 1992 with an all volunteer staff and seven children in Sioux City, IA. Since that time, Young Peacemakers Clubs have started all over the world. The skills of peacemaking have been promoted by this global grassroots effort in such diverse settings as schools, churches, homes, community centers, and as a special focus in other existing organizations. (nonreligious)

  • CENTER FOR ACTION AND CONTEMPLATION
    A Christian center for the training and formation of people for outreach ministries, in Albuquerque, NM.

  • CENTER ON CONSCIENCE AND WAR
    CCW works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. The Center is committed to supporting all those who question participation in war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or undocumented immigrants -- or citizens in other countries.

  • CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND
    The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behindr and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.  CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. (nonreligious)

  • CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS
    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an organization committed to reducing violence by "Getting in the Way"—challenging systems of domination and exploitation as Jesus Christ did in the first century.  A project of the Mennonite Churches, Church of the Brethren and Friends United Meeting and other Christians, CPT has worked in Haiti, the Middle East, Bosnia, Chechnya, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the USA.  In all locations, CPT responds to invitations from grassroots movements seeking to rectify injustice in nonviolent ways.

  • CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
    As a contemporary peace church, the Church of the Brethren seeks to find constructive alternatives to violence in all its forms.

  • COMMON DREAMS
    Simple, profoundly, indispensably the best single source of progressive, world transforming news, commentary, wire services, newspapers (national and international) available online. (nonreligious)

  • CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION AND MILITARY SERVICE/SERVITUDE
    Connections to excellent resources on the web covering practical, legal, and a wide variety of other issues related to conscientious objection, to assist you in thinking through the underlying issues related to pacifism, militarism, conscience, just/unjust war, etc.

  • DALLAS PEACE CENTER
    The Dallas Peace Center is a dynamic nonprofit organization that believes wholeheartedly in grassroots activism and progressive democracy. As such all of our active campaigns are volunteer-driven, and each project is constantly changing to meet current world situations. (nonreligious)

  • DECADE TO OVERCOME VIOLENCE
    The churches meeting for the Eighth WCC Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe, at the end of the most violent century in human history, committed themselves to a pilgrimage of peace. The Assembly called the churches, ecumenical organizations and all people of goodwill, to work together to overcome violence through peace and justice.

  • EARTH CHARTER
    The Earth Charter is an authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are widely shared by growing numbers of men and women in all regions of the world. (nonreligious)

  • EARTH DAY, for PEACE AND JUSTICE
    Peace and the care of Earth begins in the mind.  On Earth Day we can think, pray and plan what we will do to restore and renew the wonder of life on our planet.  A "New Day" when differences are forgotten as we share the wonder of nature's new life and new beginning. (nonreligious)

  • ENVIRONMENT: FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON UNITY WITH NATURE (FCUN)
    Friends Committee on Unity With Nature (FCUN) is a spiritually-centered movement of Quakers and like-minded people seeking ways to integrate concern for the environment with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, and equality. Let us explore the spiritual roots of humanity's relationship to the Earth. Let us transform our attitudes toward the Earth and all living things! 

  • FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION
    FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.

  • GERMAN LANGUAGE PEACE CHURCH SITE
    Here is a link to a German language site, from Germany, presenting some of the views, program and heritage of the Mennonite/Anabaptist peace tradition.

  • HEARTS AND MINDS BOOKSTORE
    Welcome to a bookstore which attempts to create a new space for serious, reflective readers. Unabashedly Christian, we are often told that we are different than most religious bookstores. Our name, we trust, gives a good first clue to what we are about.  What distinguishes us most is our enthusiasm for the development of a uniquely Christian worldview where Christ's Lordship is honored and lived out in relevant ways in the midst of our highly secularized, post-modern culture. We offer quality books for the sake of faithful Christian living.

  • HOWARD THURMAN, THE LEGACY OF A BLACK MAN
    Interview with Robert Franklin, President of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta: Q: What do you think Howard Thurman's theological legacy is?

  • JESUS RADICALS
    Jesus Radicals is a source of discipleship for the church at large. We do not pretend to be anything more or less than a resource. However, this resource is designed for Christians who know something is wrong with the church. It is a place for those us who are tired of playing power games practiced in the name of Jesus -- for those of us who are tired of violence and the lording of it over others. You are not alone. God has saved a remnant of His people who have not bowed down to capitalism, the state, money, the military or any other idol that plagues the world today. On this site, you'll find an online library, essays written by our readers, sermon ideas, links to helpful sites and much more. We are glad you could join us.

  • JEWISH PEACE FELLOWSHIP
    The Jewish Peace Fellowship, founded in 1941 to defend the rights of C0s, has continuously fought for peace and justice.

  • LUTHERAN PEACE FELLOWSHIP
    Lutheran Peace Fellowship (LPF) is a community of Lutherans across the U.S. and around the globe, responding to the gospel call to be peacemakers and justice seekers.  Founded in 1941, LPF offers a wide range of expertise, encouragement, and resources, including brochures and study guides, worship materials, advocacy materials, audiovisuals and bibliographies.

  • MAR ELIAS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (MEEI)
    We want to enable our younger generation to start today, together, to prepare for the kind of future they would want to offer their children tomorrow. MEEI has opened its doors for 20 years and wishes to open its doors even wider for more young people to receive a good education and to be educated together with other religious traditions and the full range of citizens in Israel, whether Jewish, Muslim, Druze or Christian

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER/ESSAYS
    Here are two sites for resources from Dr. King's life -- his principles of nonviolence, steps in peacemaking, as well as speeches and articles from his pen. http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/

  • NEIGHBORS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
    Neighbors for Peace and Justice was formed in response to the events of September 11. Members of our community gathered to discuss alternative approaches to the government's declaration of war on terrorism. We are concerned about the violence against civilians caused by the war as well as its negative effects here at home on the economy, civil liberties and social services. By educating ourselves, by direct communication with elected representatives, and by public education and demonstration, our goal is to influence the direction of our country's foreign and domestic policy toward peace and justice. Join us in this important effort. For further information, call (213) 250-5500. (nonreligious)

  • NONVIOLENT PEACE FORCE
    The Nonviolent Peaceforce aims to save lives by preventing large outbreaks of violent conflict around the world. NP is a trained, international civilian nonviolent peace force. It works at the invitation of local groups to protect human rights and prevent death and destruction, thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently, enter into dialogue, and seek peaceful resolution. NP will deploy hundreds of peace workers at a time who will engage in interpositioning, accompaniment, presence, and witnessing. (nonreligious)

  • ORTHODOX PEACE FELLOWSHIP
    The Peace Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in many countries.

  • PACE E BENE
    Pace e Bene (pronounced "pah-chay bay-nay") mission: We work to develop within ourselves and to share with others the understanding of active nonviolence as a way of being and living and as a methodology for cultural transformation. The workbook and workshop "From Violence to Wholeness" are priceless treasures.

  • PAX CHRISTI USA
    Pax Christi USA is the national Catholic Peace movement. It strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.

  • PEACE AND JUSTICE SUPPORT NETWORK, MENNONITE CHURCH U.S.A.
    Here are resources for study, witness and worship from one of the "historic peace churches."

  • PEACE PILGRIM
    A unique woman who dedicated her life to walking and prayer for peace in the world.

  • PEACEFUL TOMORROWS
    Peaceful Tomorrows is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world. By conscientiously exploring peaceful options in our search for justice, we choose to spare additional innocent families the suffering that we have already experienced -- as well as to break the endless cycle of violence and retaliation engendered by war.

  • PREACHING PEACE
    A unique, indispensable resource for thinking and preaching about nonviolence and peace.

  • QUAKER (FRIENDS) RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
    The Friends, Brethren and Mennonites are sometimes called the "historic peace churches" because of their persistent peace witness. This site has links to scores of Quaker organizations, writings and resources.

  • SAN ANTONIO PEACE CENTER
    This website includes many pages of peace quotes, peace prayers, peace essays, peace issues, peace history, peace action, books, and tools for teachers and clergy.

  • SECOND MILE PEACE CURRICULUM
    This is an educational tool for congregations who want to proclaim Christ’s peace in a broken world.
     

  • THE PEACE ALLIANCE
    Participate in an historic citizen lobbying effort to create a U.S. Department of Peace. There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 808). This landmark measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict.
     

  • THIRD WAY CAFE
    The Third Way Cafe introduces Mennonites, their peace practice and a wide range of Biblical and theological resources for peace churches.

  • UCC JUST PEACE STATEMENT
    Affirms the United Church of Christ to be a Just Peace Church and defines Just Peace as the interrelation of friendship, justice, and common security from violence. Places the United Church of Christ General Synod in opposition to the institution of war.

  • UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST WITNESS FOR JUSTICE
    Justice and Witness Ministries, one of four Covenanted Ministries in the United Church of Christ, helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God's commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world.

  • VOICES IN THE TREETOPS
    Honors all of our ancestors by providing arts and arts activities to agencies and institutions committed to the fostering of character development, social and environmental responsibility, wellness, education, violence prevention, social justice, cultural preservation, and peacebuilding.

  • WITNESS FOR PEACE
    Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization. We are people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.

  • WORLD CITIZEN AND PEACE SITES
    Purpose: To challenge and support teachers and students to be lifelong peacemakers. Mission: To involve as many people as we can, starting with the children, in activities that promote a Peaceful, Healthy and Non-Violent World. “If we are to reach real Peace in this World, we shall have to begin with the children” ~ Gandhi History: World Citizen Inc. was founded in 1982. (nonreligious)

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