Waging Peace in a World of War
In the 16th century, a renegade group of Christian leaders rebelled against their own religion. These dissenters called for the church to separate from the state and to reject all forms of violence. They waged their war with weapons of peace, and many died for their radical cause of calling Christians back to the way of Christ. Known as “Anabaptists”, they dared to think that Jesus should be taken seriously when He taught His followers to turn the other cheek, love their enemies, and do good to those who hate them. Join us as we learn practical lessons for how we live today—lessons from the teachings of Jesus, embodied in the lives of these Inglorious Pastors.
Produced by The Meeting House (Oakville, ON), this series includes seven 45-minute-long lessons, handouts, audio/podcasts, special feature interviews, and additional resources. View the series »
Shalom! A Journal for the Practice of Reconciliation
A quarterly publication of the Brethren in Christ Church, Shalom! seeks to educate and stimulate Christ-like responses to the needs of society by providing biblical, theological, sociological, denominational, and personal perspectives on a variety of contemporary issues—from globalization and emerging technologies to stewardship and nonviolent resistance. Read Shalom!
Second Mile: A Peace Journey for Congregations
What does it mean to follow Jesus’ way of peace in the world today? This curriculum—sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee U.S. and intended for use by congregations and small groups—provides an opportunity for reflection and action on topics related to peacemaking and living in peace with those around you. Learn more »
Fear Not, Seek Peace
We live in a world of fear—fear of death, fear of personal assault, fear of terrorism and losing what we have. The Bible offers us an alternative way of understanding security, promising that God is present with us. Because of this we need not live in fear and can put our trust in God, rather than in human rulers or weapons.
The "Fear Not, Seek Peace" campaign from Mennonite Central Committee U.S. provides educational materials and worship and advocacy resources focused on seeking peace in homes, in communities, and around the world. Learn more »
Making Peace with Your Family
by Glenn Robitaille, certified pastoral counselor, CMFT
It’s one thing to acknowledge there’s conflict in your family. It’s quite another to follow Christ’s example of peacemaking in your daily interactions. Glenn Robitaille leads participants through a discussion of what the Bible has to say about living at peace with one another. Zooming in on Romans and James, this four-session guide is the perfect way to hold up your interpersonal relationships to the light of Scripture.
Behind the Camoflage
A primer on miliary enlistment for youth pastors, mentors, and counselors
If a 17-year old high school student in your congregation asked you whether he could trust a
promise made by his Army recruiter, what would you tell him? Prepared by Titus Peachey, Director of Peace Education, for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Download in English or Spanish.