Peace

Peace and reconciliation lie at the very heart of the good news proclaimed by Jesus. We work for peace and authentic human security by seeking justice and by attempting to understand and address the roots of conflict.

Worship Ideas
File Advent Service for Peace in Palestine and Israel
An Advent service that focuses on peace in Palestine/Israel and the end of the occupation.
PDF icon One Step: Peace Worship Service
This worship service may be used for a community celebration of peace.
File Peace among the Peoples
A worship service for the International Day of Peace on the theme "Peace among the Peoples."...
File Peace in the Marketplace
A worship service for the International Day of Peace on the theme "Peace in the Marketplace."...
File Peace with the Earth
A worship service for the International Day of Peace on the theme "Peace with the Earth."...
PDF icon Seeking Peace: Everybody Is Fulfilled
With deep concern for current tensions, this service focuses on seeking peace. It recalls Asian values and celebrates cultural richness and diversity.
PDF icon We Are Peacemakers with the Spirit of Wa
A service that celebrates the wisdom of various Asian cultures. Wa, in Japanese, means “harmony,” or peaceful unity within a social group.
Prayers
File A Communion Prayer in Palestine and Israel
A prayer with references to Palestine.
File Easter Joint North-South Prayer
From the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation
File Pastoral Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel
A prayer for peace and the end of the occupation in Palestine.
File Prayer (Israeli & Palestinian Deaths)
A prayer of condolence on deaths of Israelis and Palestinians.
File Prayer for Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine
A prayer inspired by Psalm 23 and A Moment of Truth: Kairos Palestine, section 3.

The following is a personal expression of faith.

File Prayer for Times of Violence
Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble...

The following is a personal expression of faith.

File Prayers of the People for Lent
Prayers of the People for Lent, with an emphasis on Israel and Palestine. (Year A)
PDF icon Praying with the South Sudan Council of Churches
A prayer of solidarity with the South Sudan Council of Churches
PDF icon Week of Prayer for Democratic Republic of the Congo
Week of Prayer resource for Democratic Republic of the Congo, focused on mining and victims of sexual violence.
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of resolution in places of conflict.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the journey toward reconciliation.
Extras
PDF icon Backgrounder: Prayers for Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Église du Christ au Congo is appealing to the church for prayers and solidarity.
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: 50 Years Occupation
Bulletin insert re 50 years of military occupation in the West Bank: a just peace now!
PDF icon Unsettling Goods: Worship Resources
A resource for worship on the theme of just peace in Palestine and Israel.
PDF icon Église du Christ au Congo Appeals for Prayers and Solidarity
A bulletin insert calling for prayers for women in the Democractic Republic of Congo