From War to Peace

"They Fled from Our War"

"They Fled from Our War"

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Peace in the Era of Predatory Globalization and Global Terror: The Church as a Human Community of Peacebuilders

Written by Eleazar S. Fernandez

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Moral Injury in a Time of War: Background

PRO STATEMENT: Business Item 1119

"Moral Injury and Spiritual Healing in a Time of War"

I am a member of the FCC Oakland and I urge this assembly to pass this item 1119 for research & reflection. I believe God is calling us to undertake this urgent ministry of healing moral injury.

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From War to Peace: Iraq and the Church's Voice: Editor's Note

From War to Peace: Iraq and the Church's Voice

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From War to Peace: Iraq and the Churches' Voice - Web-based resources

From War to Peace: Iraq and the Churches' Voice - Web-based resources

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Peace and War: A Biblical and Theological Bibliography

Peace and War: A Biblical and Theological Bibliography

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An Overview of Peace in Scripture

Written by Rev. Craig M. Watts

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A Brief Examination of "Biblical" Justifications for War

Attempts to provide biblical warrants for Christian participation in warfare have long been offered by those who reject Christ-centered nonviolence. Some of the arguments that have frequently been offered in defense of Christians on the battlefield go back to the fourth century to Ambrose and Augustine. Below in bold type are brief statements of some of the more common "biblical" justifications for the Christian's participation in war. Following each of them is a short response that indicates why the argument fails to make the intended case.

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Reflections on Peace, Power and Prayer

The late 60's: it was such a time of unrest... Kennedy, King and the Vietnam War.

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From War to Peace: Iraq and the Churches' Voice: Advocacy and Public Policy

In 2008, we mark the five-year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War.  The terrible human toll in civilian and military causalities, the long-term costs of care for all those who have sustained severe wounds, the displacement of millions of Iraqi citizens continues to mount.  For every number of those killed, wounded or displaced, there is a name and a story.  In many ways, the human toll is simply immeasurable.  Yet numbers do help to tell the story.

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