Tag: violence

World Day of Prayer and Action for Children – November 20

What if all the religions of the world devoted one day a year to prayers and visible actions to promote the well-being of children? It would make an enormous difference for peace, and send a potent message worldwide.

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Women’s Video Gallery

Overview of Women’s Issues Women and the Environment Sex Trafficking Women Peacebuilding Worldwide Movement PBS Documentaries These days, engaging videos are a click away; videos that can both inform and…

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Being Mary and Being Martha, for Peace!

Do you think of yourself as Mary in Luke 10: 38-42 (sitting at Jesus’s feet to learn and enjoy his company) or Martha (distracted by many tasks and feeling hassled)? …

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What’s the Alternative to Military Action Against Iraq? Why Is Our Best Option Invisible?

by Glen Gersmehl Despite the dangers outlined by Colin Powell in his presentation to the UN Security Council, the majority of Americans still feel uncomfortable with a US war against…

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Videos

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is known for his leadership role in the Confessing Church, efforts on behalf of peace and justice, opposition to antisemitism, and writings on theology and ethics that…

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It Takes Courage

by Glen Gersmehl My two boyhood heroes served in the Vietnam War. The majority of my classmates in graduate school were military officers. Our family’s relatives and friends have served…

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The Gift, Power, and Challenge of Peace

Sermon, preached by Dr. Gerald O. Pedersen, April 6, l997, based on the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter, John 20:19-31   Immediately following graduation from High School in…

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Shalom! The Potential of a More Effective, More Faithful Approach to Conflict and Violence

by Glen Gersmehl – Lutheran Peace Fellowship Introduction: Our most popular essay (links to it are below) explores a more faithful and effective approach to conflict and violence. Readers have…

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Stopping Violence against Women and Girls

This guide is for people of faith who want to help stop violence against women and girls. Are you a pastor or a member of a women’s or men’s group?…

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