Peacemaking & Nonviolence Resources

The WCC Peace and Justice Commission is compiling resources from WCC member denominations and others that help congregations focus on the important work of peacemaking and nonviolence.


micah+6+8+copyAfrican Methodist Episcopal Church

youtube.com/watch?v=eEPmdgboYPE. A nice video entitled Too Many Young Men Gone from St. Mark AME, Milwaukee

American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

http://www.internationalministries.org/ministry_focus_areas/peace_and_refuge Peace and Refuge Network of the ABC.  Responding to the scriptural teaching of living in peace with everyone (Romans 12:18) and welcoming the stranger (Deuteronomy 14:29), ABC missionaries are invited by Christian partner organizations to conflict areas around the world. Using the Bible and employing experiential learning techniques, they teach hands-on approaches in conflict resolution and transformation. The ABC stands with those who are seeking refuge from struggles, violence, or persecution. Church workers are trained  to help these refugees find a new home and experience a new beginning in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

http://www.reconciliationministry.org/ The Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) provides resources to congregation on racial healing and reconciliation.

Episcopal Church

Episcopal Peace Fellowship: http://epfnational.org/

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA peace social statement:

http://www.elca.org/en/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Peace

http://members.tripod.com/~lutheran_peace/ Lutheran Peace Fellowship

Mennonite Church U.S.A.

http://www.mcc.org/ Mennonite Central Committee, the primary agency for peace and justice of Mennonite Church-USA.

There are many links and all kinds of resources for children and adults available from this website. Explore the various links. You will note that there are resources on women’s issues, abuse issues, restorative justice, gun violence, data on countries around the world where MCC has programs and people in place, development issues, water issues, and more. You can put terms or countries or issues in the search box at the top and find resources on that area.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/gun-violence-101/ PC USA–Gun Violence

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/ten-things-congregation-can-domestic-violence/Domestic Violence

http://www.pcusa.org/resource/turn-mourning-dancing-policy-healing-domestic-viol/ Mourning into Dancing curriculum

http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/racialjustice/resources/ Racial Justice

Roman Catholic Church

US Conference of Catholic Bishops:

http://usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/index.cfm  Scroll down for “war and peace” and “violence” on the left side

United Methodist Church

Bible study for the International Day of Peace from United Methodist Women:

http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/bible-study-for-the-international-day-of-peace

United Methodist Women also has a webpage on racial justice that includes resources from the April 2014 United Methodist Women Assembly, a statement about racism and racial justice from the United Methodist Social Principles and links to other resources, including the United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice and an extensive, 174-page UMW Racial Justice Manual:

http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/what-we-do/service-and-advocacy/mission-focus-issues/racial-justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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