Biblical and Spiritual Foundations for Peacemaking Web Resources


Association for Conflict Resolution--Spirituality Section
ACR is an international, professional organization. Its Spirituality Section hosts pages with articles and book reviews.

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

Every Church a Peace Church (ECAPC)
The goal of ECAPC is to invite churches to make this affirmation and to act upon it: "Following Jesus in nonviolent struggle for justice and peace, we love our neighbors and enemies as God loves us all, becoming a peace church to share in God’s work to save the world."

Online articles cover many topics from religious perspective: difficult scriptural passages, nonviolence, U.S. foreign policy, etc.

On Earth Peace
On Earth Peace is a movement grounded in the Church of the Brethren. They are following the teaching of Jesus Christ to renew and live out their biblical and denominational heritage of peace.

Resources: For peace and justice advocates, for counter-recruitment, for everyone.

Peace and Justice Support Network of the Mennonite Church USA
This full site includes a resource page for congregations with various categories of resources listed at the bottom, including:

Sermons (collected since 1999), Worship resources, and Prayers.

Restorative Justice Online Chapel

For pastors, parishioners, seminary professors, and others interested in restorative justice and the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Spirituality & Health: The Soul/Body Connection
This website is published by Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York 's oldest Episcopal Church. It offers a number of peace-related online resources.

Practicing Peace in Times of Conflict (Spirituality & Health, Sept/Oct 2003)
This issue includes online features and columns by Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Keating, Chris Hedges, and Thomas Moore. Free registration required.

The Many Facets of Forgiveness (Spirituality & Health, Winter 1999)
This issue includes features on forgiveness by Desmond Tutu, Helen Prejean, and others.

Self-Test on Forgiveness

Spirituality & Practice: Resource for Spiritual Journeys

Spiritual Literacy in Wartime by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
This page gives links to information on: attention, being present, compassion, devotion, forgiveness, gratitude, hope, hospitality, justice, listening, love, openness, peace, teachers, and unity.

Spiritual Literacy in Wartime
This page introduces relevant articles, such as:
Urgently Needed: A Peace Surge: readings, practices, and ways to act to create a peace surge, including a seven-day program from Deepak Chopra, peace prompts from John Dear, and a slideshow set to Yusuf Islam's "Peace Train" that takes you to Iran today.

World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence
Click on “Resources.” Click on “Shared Resources." Click on "List by theme” and click on “Biblical –Theological Reflection” for some full-text resources. Others are throughout the list of resources.

Writings on Christian Nonresistance and Pacifism from Anabaptist-Mennonite Sources
by Gerald J. Biesecker-Mast, Bluffton University.
Nonresistance is a central practice for the Anabaptist heritage of Christian witness and discipleship.  At this location, there are links to writings by Anabaptist-Mennonite writers on the subject of nonresistance which are currently available on the World Wide Web. Includes: Confessional Statements, Theological and Biblical Studies, Church Life and History, Communication and Conflict, Sermons and Songs.

YES! Supporting you in creating a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

YES! Online.  Beyond War: What Kind of America?
Prayers and Poems

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Bibliography/other lists

Association for Conflict Resolution Spirituality Section


The Bible and Peace Annotated Bibliography by Jo-Ann A. Brant with Joseph Sawatsky

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Updated 22-Jul-2010 AMB