Peaceful Worship and Congregational Life

Worship and Devotional Peace Resources

Day of Prayer for Peace, Sept. 21, bulletin insert

Peacemaking Possibilities

Peace Worship – Provides a variety of resources including prayers, litanies, songs, and a complete 20 minute worship session.

Peace Litany
In Spanish:  Letanía de Paz

Sermon: The Gift, Challenge, and Power of Peace.

Shalom! Toward a More Effective, More Faithful Approach to Conflict and Violence – Our most popular essay explores a more faithful and effective approach to conflict and violence: it is an eye-opening overview, with annotated resource list.

Search our blog for the latest postings about: Day of Prayer

See also our resource lists on Theology and Spirituality


Congregational Life Resources

Bring inspiration and enrichment to your adult forum (new)

Building a Culture of Peace: activity and resource guide

Conflict Education – Insights, activities and resources for examining conflicts between individuals and on larger levels, and for strengthening skills to address conflict in any area of life.
in Spanish: Educación de Conflicto – Perspicacias, actividades y recursos para examinar los conflictos entre los individuos y en niveles más grandes, y para fortalecer habilidades para abordar conflicto en cualquier área de la vida.

Encouraging Shalom in the Congregation: a resource guide

Four Stories of Peacemaking

Highlights of LPF’s Ministry

Our Congregation as Peacemaker

Grow in Shalom with the ‘Peace Deck!’ – four sets of cards of brief quotes and leadership insights to encourage and support both experienced and emerging leaders.

Path of Hope (Wall of Hope)
Over 100 peace and justice successes throughout history: Exhibit, activities, handouts, resources.
More than 600 churches and groups have found this helps inspire and encourage faithful action for justice and peace. Timeline of events: (pdf) (html) Versión en español

Peacemaking In Challenging Times – Plumbing the riches of Lutheran insight, experience, and tradition.

Peace Points – resources for leaders: engaging discussion activities; each includes handouts, agenda, tips for leaders.

Peace Points Starters – Resources for creating or strengthening a peace-focused session for youth.

Planning Lively, Empowering Peace Forums and Workshops

Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr., and Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Vision and Challenge (bulletin inserts)

Reclaim the Season! (PDF) – Peace & justice living and giving – especially appropriate at Christmas; useful throughout the year. In Spanish: Spanish: Recobra la Epoca (Reclaim the Season) (PDF)

Synods Say “Yes” to Active Nonviolence

Treasures in Heaven, Treasures on Earth

U.S. Budget Priorities: An engaging, interactive computer activity for youth and adults. Previous users have said it brings alive the shocking imbalance in U.S. budget priorities: a vast amount goes to military power, and very little to diplomacy and development aid as alternatives for engaging our world. (updated 2014 version).

Violence and Conflict Resolution

What is Christian Peacemaking? – This popular activity explores the breadth and depth of the biblical vision of Shalom, peace, justice, community, wholeness. One to six session resource with additional questions and activities to build on or expand the impact of “Shalom! The Potential of a More Effective, More Faithful Approach:
Shalom! The Potential of a More Effective, More Faithful Approach (6-pg PDF), Shalom! The Potential of a More Effective, More Faithful Approach (8-pg PDF).
in Spanish: ¿Qué significa pacificación cristiana? – el papel de pacificador esta enraizado en nuestra experiencia de un Dios quien es paz, quien nos da paz, y quien nos llama a ser parte de la paz y la justicia.

Search our blog for the latest postings about: The Church in the World


See also:
Articles and Stories
Audiovisual Tools for Peacemakers
LPF Peacemaking Discussion and Activity Guides
LPF Resources for Youth Leaders
Nonviolence: ways to nonviolence -overviews, activities and ideas for leaders.
Peace Links
Peace Resource Lists – for extensive bibliographies covering a wide range of topics.

 

Archive:

Canadian Council of Churches Response to 9/11

Statements by Religious Leaders About Iraq