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.
Prayers
File A Communion Prayer in Palestine and Israel
A prayer with references to Palestine.
File Bethlehem Prayer
A Christmas prayer for peace in Bethlehem by former United Church Moderator David Giuliano.

—A prayer in response to the March 2019 New Zealand mosque attacks by the Right Rev. Richard Bott.

An Advent prayer.

File Prayer (Israeli & Palestinian Deaths)
A prayer of condolence on deaths of Israelis and Palestinians.

A prayer for Khan Al Ahmar, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, as it faces imminent demolition and the forced displacement of its people.

File Prayer for Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine
A prayer inspired by Psalm 23 and A Moment of Truth: Kairos Palestine, section 3.

Inspired by Psalm 23 and A Moment of Truth

PDF icon Prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo
A prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo
File Prayer for Times of Violence
Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble...

Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble:
we are surrounded by images of violence from ....

we are called to wrestle with how to respond to the devastation, death, fear, and hatred around us with compassionate and prophetic love.

we grieve for a cycle of violence...

Related Material
Mission & Service partners are working for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: 50 Years Occupation
Bulletin insert re 50 years of military occupation in the West Bank: a just peace now!
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of resolution in places of conflict.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support Palestinians in Gaza.
File Korean churches continue to pursue peace | WCC
The World Council of Churches invites prayer during worship, especially on 12 August, the weekend before the anniversary of Korea's liberation and division...
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the journey toward reconciliation.
PDF icon Principles of Peace | Canadian Council of Churches
A consensus Principles of Peace document adopted by the CCC in May 2018
Our gifts for Mission & Service support ecumenical partnerships that work toward justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.
PDF icon Unsettling Goods: Worship Resources
A resource for worship on the theme of just peace in Palestine and Israel.
File World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel | WCC
Background, study, and worship resources from the World Council of Churches.
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