peace churches

  • September 1, 2013

    The relief agency Mennonite Central Committee in the USA is collecting supplies and sending them to refugee camps in Syria.

  • December 2, 2011

    A recent press comment from Mennonite World Conference acts as a helpful reminder of an important declaration inviting belief communities - faith-based and otherwise - to commit to peace in the midst of a world still riven with conflict and religiously- or ideologically-sanctioned violence.

  • June 9, 2011

    Goshen College, a Mennonite liberal arts institution, has reversed its 2010 decision to play an instrumental version of the US national anthem.

  • June 9, 2011

    For many people these days, much 'religion' has become synonymous with division, bigotry and violence. Sadly, there is plenty of good evidence that this is so. But it is not the whole picture. There are very strong faith traditions that point in exactly the opposite direction.

  • June 9, 2011

    Goshen College, a prominent Mennonite liberal arts institution, has reversed its decision to play the militaristic and nationalistic US national anthem at sports events. Andy Alexis-Baker welcomes the move, after a long process of lobbying which he and others led. Never before have so many Christians - and not just Mennonites or other Anabaptists - stated so clearly that these anthems and rituals have no place in Christian formation, he observes.

  • December 8, 2010

    Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is a huge and valuable theologically-rooted ethical resource, says Simon Barrow, reporting on a new CST website. Despite areas of significant debate / disagreement in the bio-ethical sphere, and necessarily tough questions about the Church's performance and stance in a number of areas, CST is a huge contribution to human social understanding and moral discourse, both within and well beyond Catholic institutions.

  • December 5, 2010

    A theological peace principle rooted in community experience has been presented to Latin American Peace Churches meeting in the Dominican Republic.

  • December 5, 2010

    Representatives of the Historic Peace Churches in Latin America have been meeting together to focus on seeking "the peace of the city."

  • July 1, 2010

    The National Council of Churches USA and the Church of the Brethren have jointly appointed Jordan Blevins to lead an ecumenical peacemaking programme on behalf of the two organisations.

  • June 25, 2010

    The Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, will host an ecumenical peace conference 28-31 July 2010, focusing on contemporary North American responses to war.