peace church

  • 19 Dec 2014

    One of the tag-lines for our annual appeal (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/annualappeal2014) this year is "Christmas truce? Help make it permanent."

  • 4 Dec 2014

    What would it mean for churches to be places where people “learned how not to kill” – to stop viewing killing as a solution, and to start investing in nonviolent alternatives to war? How could they do this? What would it say about their witness? How would it impact how the voice of the church is heard at times of heightened conflict or war?

  • 10 Nov 2012

    A US Army veteran of the Iraqi War will lead a student-initiated remembrance at the pacifist Eastern Mennonite University on 12 November 2012.

  • 2 Aug 2011

    Though I ended up disagreeing with him fairly significantly on pacifism, the interpretation of the atonement, homosexuality and capital punishment, I remain grateful beyond words for the life, work and example of evangelical Anglican leader John R W Stott, who died aged 90 last week.

  • 9 Jun 2011

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

  • 9 Jun 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.

  • 9 Jun 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.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    One hundred years ago, nonconformity and nonresistance were hallmarks of Mennonites’ peace witness. Today, Mennonites are more actively engaged in society, and the pursuit of justice is an essential part of peacemaking. How did this change come about?

  • 5 Dec 2010

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

  • 5 Dec 2010

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