"War is the most barbarous and least effective way of resolving conflicts"

Pope John Paul II,
1982 World Day of Peace Message


Vatican II: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World See Part 2, Chapter 5

Peace on Earth Pope John XXIII

World Day for Peace Messages Pope Francis

World Day for Peace Messages Pope Benedict XVI

World Day for Peace Messages Pope John Paul II

World Day for Peace Messages Pope Paul VI

The Challenge of Peace US Bishops

Peace Latin American Bishops

Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace Jewish, Muslim and Catholic religious leaders of southeast Texas

For Peace in God's World Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Towards a Culture of Peace in the 21st Century Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, Christian Conference of Asia and the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences

Peace, Justice, and Nonresistance Mennonite Confession of Faith

Forgiveness of Sins for Those Who Die in Battle With the Heathen Pope Leo IV (847-855) and Pope John VIII (872-882)

Indulgence for Fighting the Heathen, 878 Pope John II

Peace of God Synod of Charroux, 989 AD

Truce of God Bishopric of Terouanne, 1063 AD


Visions of Violence: Christianity and Anti-humanism in Patricia Highsmith's Ripliad ScottDill

The Role of Deterrence in Buddhist Peace-Building DamienKeown

Peace through Self-awareness: A Model of Peace Education Based on Buddhist Principles Gereon Kopf

Ingestion and Gestation: Peacemaking, the Lord's Supper, and the Theotokos in the Mennonite-Anabaptist and Eastern Orthodox Traditions Andrew P. Klager

The Ethics of Peacemaking: The Genesis of Called Together to Be Peacemakers--Report of the International Mennonite-Catholic Dialogue Drew Christiansen

"The High Priest of Deterrence": Sir Michael Quinlan, Nuclear Weapons, and the Just War Tradition Frank L. Jones

Just War: Catholicism's Contribution to International Law James Gaffney

Militia vel Malitia: How Can the Military Contribute to a Just Society? Christopher Toner

Pacifists, Patriots, or Both? Second Thoughts on Pre-Constantinian Early-Christian Attitudes toward Soldiering and War J. Daryl Charles

Peace by piece: Peacebuilding is every Catholic's responsibility, this international relations expert believes. And with our government continuing in a wrong direction, we have our hands full. An interview with Maryann Cusimano Love Megan Sweas

Christian Pacifism Before Constantine David B. Kopel

Gods of our age: Mars (War and Conflict) Ian Paul

Five fresh questions about nuclear deterrence David Attwood

We cannot pretend this violence has nothing to do with religion Jon Kuhrt

War or Peace? Alan Storkey

Thomas Merton and Nuclear Weapons Patrick Henry

Why Do Humans Commit Violence? Violence, War and Rioting in the Modern World and Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory Joel Hodge

Peacemaking Terence Rynne

Dr. Andrea Bartoli on Catholics and Peacemaking Andrea Bartoli

Pacifists, Patriots, or Both? Second Thoughts on Pre-Constantinian Early-Christian Attitudes Toward Soldiering and War J. Daryl Charles

Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Development Pontifical Academy of Science

Peace and Violence in Australia Claude Mostowik MSC

Perceptions about Civil War in Central Africa: Can War Be Justified or Solve Problems? Kitambala Lumbu, Peet van Dyk, Alta van Dyk

Articles by John Dear, S.J.

African Council of Religious Leaders on Peace-Building Aquiline Tarimo, SJ

Faith and the Just War: Time to Think Again? George R. Wilkes

Violence in Christianity Hans Maier

Conscientious Objection Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life

People's Power vs. Nuclear Power: A Conversation Jonathan Schell & Robert S. Boynton

Economics of War Winter 2007 issue of A Matter of Spirit

Global Friendship: The Christian Perspective Bishop Christopher Prowse

The Pope's Peace and Security Council Resolution 1325 Jane Adolphe

'Opus solidaritatis pax', Peace is the Fruit of Solidarity: The Spirituality of International Economic Solidarity in the Capuchin Order Helmut Rakowski, OFM Cap

Authority, Lies, and War: Democracy and the Just War Theory David E. DeCosse

Historical and Theological Origins of Assemblies of God Pacifism Paul Alexander

How Do Believers Deal with Violence in their Scriptures? Andrew Hamilton

Is There Any Future For Peace? Dieter Senghaas

Violence: Religion, Terror, War Patrick T. McCormick

In the Mind of the Warrior-Martyr Brian-Michael Jenkins

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: Liturgy and Peace in Context Keith F. Pecklers, S.J.

Imperialism, Liberalism & the Quest for Perpetual Peace Anthony Pagden

Overcoming Religiously Motivated Violence Imam A. Rashied Omar

A Monk, a Rabbi, and the 'Meaning of This Hour': War and Nonviolence in Abraham Joshua Heschel and Thomas Merton Shaul Magid

“It shall not reach you”: Talisman or Vocation? Reading Psalm 91 in Time of War Frederick J. Gaiser

Violence and Christian Social Reconstruction in Africa: On the Resurrection of the Body Emmanuel M Katongole

Resistance and Nonresistance: New Testament Perspectives on Confronting the Powers Dorothy Jean Weaver

Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel Nonviolence John Dear

War and Peace in the Context of Inter-Religious Dialogue: A Summary View Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ

Seeking Peace in a Violent World New Challenges Group of 45 Jesuits

Discernment for Non-Violence. Some Personal Reflections on a Recent Workshop Rudolf C. Heredia SJ

"Where is your brother Abel?" (Gen 4,9): On the Biblical Culture of Non-violence Franz Kamphaus

John Wyclif: Christian Patience in a Time of War Ian Christopher Levy

The Catholic Teaching on War and Peace: Its Application to American Foreign Policy after 9/11 Joseph Boyle

The Peace Ethics of Pope John Paul II Justenhoven Heinz-Gerhard

Preaching the Word in a Culture of Violence Diana Culbertson, OP

"With whom he was in a state of just war...": A Review of the Just War Tradition James L. Cook

Healing the Nations Karl Dortzbach

Violence against Women and Children: How Churches Can Respond Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer

God and Violence in the Old Testament Terence E. Fretheim

The Dominion Factor James Bohn

Should a Christian Bear Arms? James Alexander

Questions for the Movement: Property Damage as a Tactic in Nonviolent Actions Dean J. Johnson

Migration with a View to Peace Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao

Bringing Peoples Together for a Just Peace: Challenges to Tourism in the 21st Century Bro. Anthony Rogers, FSC

Intervention, Just War, and U.S. National Security Kenneth R. Himes

To Build Peace and Bring Hope Mark Raper SJ

A Propethic Call Against War: A Politico-Theological Study of Jeremiah 21:1-14 Raj Irudaya, S.J.

Instead of War: The Urgency and Promise of a Global Peace System Timothy A. McElwee

How Can War Be Christian? Robert L. Holmes

Way of Peace  Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice

Time to Resist Ray Gaston

Atonement and Violence Dennis Kuhns

War and Peace in the Thought of Said Nursi Thomas Michel, S.J,

Killing Bugs and the Exercise of Dominion Karen Stohr

Sanctity of Life and Authorization to Kill: Tensions and Developments in the Catholic Ethics of Killing Joseph Boyle

What the Just War Tradition Has to Offer Today Bruce Duncan CSsR

Palm Sunday Rally for Peace Claude Mostowik MSC

Love Your Enemies John Ozolins

Weigel on War Andrew Murray SM

The Gospel of Peace and the Violence of God Scott Holland

Moving from Violence to Healing Lourens Minnema

Religion and Violence A Protestant Christian Perspective S. Wesley Ariarajah

Towards a New Paradigm in the Theology of the Just War Michael McCabe, SMA

Just War: Chinese and Western Perspectives Edmund Ryden

On the Rhetoric of a "War on Terrorism" Kyle Fedler

We Weren't Saved by a State Execution: An Interview with Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker Mary E. Hunt

Abolishing War? An Appeal to Christian Leaders and Theologians Stanley Hauerwas and Enda McDonagh

The Kaduna Peace Declaration of Religious Leaders

The Ethics of Pardon and Peace: A Dialogue of Ideas between the Thought of Pope John Paul II and the Risale-i-Nur Thomas Michel, S.J.

Neuroplasticity as a Paradigm for Peace Peter Carney, M.D.

Defending Just War Theory James H. Toner Michael Amaladoss, SJ

The Violence of God: Dialogic Fragments Julie Shoshana Pfau, David R. Blumenthal

Violence in Christian Theology J. Denny Weaver

Blood & Stone: Violence in the Bible & the Eye of the Illustrator Barry Moser

Notes on God's Violence Catherine Madsen

What Can The Bible Teach Us About Peacemaking? Ron Mock

The Bible & Peacemaking Chuck Fager

War and the Problem of Evil: A World without the Possibility of War John L. Yardan

Globalization of Compassionate Solidarity: Challenges and Opportunities Filo Hirota, M.M.B.

The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace Jψrgen S. Nielsen

Experiencing Violence, Shaping Identity, Negotiating Life Barbara Strassberg

Irreconcilable Differences: The Church Should Divorce the Military Michael Gorman

Law and Violence Donald X. Burt, OSA

War and Peace Donald X. Burt, OSA

The New World Order? Julian Rivers

Economic Sanctions, Just War Doctrine, and the "Fearful Spectacle of the Civilian Dead” Joy Gordon

Peace Culture: The Problem of Managing Human Difference Elise Boulding

Religions, Hard and Soft Johan Galtung

Violence, Justice and Human Dignity M. Sastrapratedja

The Policy of Peace in Islam Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth: The Challenge of Peace for Jews, Christians and Muslims Roger Etchegaray

"The Other Is Given": Religion, War, and Peace Paul R. Sponheim

Pursuing Peace without Illusions John R. Stumme

War in the Hebrew Bible and Contemporary Parallels Susan Niditch

Why Do the Nations Rage in the Name of Religion? Richard E. Wentz

Personal Pacifism Kenneth W. Kemp

The Morality of Humanitarian Intervention Kenneth R. Himes

Arms Reduction and Global Reconstruction Jonathan Larson

Rene Girard, James Williams, and the Genesis of Violence Bruce Chilton

Sacrifice, Mimesis, and the Genesis of Violence: A Response to Bruce Chilton James G. Williams

The Just-War Theory after the Gulf War John P. Langan

Giving Birth to the God of Peace in an Age of Unrest Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB

Is there an Ethic of Violence? Walter Wink

Living Stones Megan McKenna

New Perspectives for a Theology of Peace Donald Evans

The Peace of God Mary Ann Fatula, OP

War in Heaven, Peace on Earth Daniel Berrigan

Articles in SIDIC Periodical, 1988
  • The Bible and the Transition from a War Culture to a Peace Culture: A Christian Perspective Ernesto Balducci
  • Three Kinds of Peace: Shalom – Shelomot Armand Abecassis
  • The Priestly Blessing and the Gift of Peace Lawrence E. Frizzell
  • Violence in the Bible: An Interview with Gian Luigi Prato Carmine Di Sante
  • Peace and Violence Gleanings - the editors

    Yahweh Is a Warrior Richard Nysse

    The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence: A Critical Comment on the Pastoral Letter of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Sir Michael Quinlan

    The Pastoral on Peace: A Response to Sir Michael Quinlan Francis X. Winters

    Counterterror Deterrence/Defense and Just-War Doctrine William V. O'Brien

    War and Peace in American Catholic Thought: A Heritage Abandoned? David Hollenbach

    Can a Christian Be a Pacifist? Don Murphy

    Not Peace but the Sword John Dalrymple

    Whither Nuclear Deterrence? The Moral Debate Continues David Hollenbach

    Christian Pacifism and Just-War Tenets: How Do They Diverge? Richard B. Miller

    The Promise of World Peace Universal House of Justice, Bahα'ν World Center

    Peace: Not as the World Gives Vernard Eller

    Violence and Injustice in Society: Recent Catholic Teaching John P. Langan

    Nuclear Deterrence: Is the War-and-Peace Pastoral Inconsistent? James W. McGray

    Pastoral on War and Peace: Reactions and New Directions John P. Langan

    After Tension, Dιtente: A Continuing Chronicle of European Episcopal Views on Nuclear Deterrence Francis X. Winters

    The Foundations of Peace Autumn 1983 issue of In Context

    Just-War Doctrine in a Nuclear Context William V. O'Brien

    The Task and Challenge of Prophetic Peacemaking Lowell O. Erdahl

    Nuclear Deterrence Morality: Atlantic Community Bishops in Tension Francis X. Winters

    The American Hierarchy and Nuclear Weapons John P. Langan

    Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War: The Shape of the Catholic Debate David Hollenbach

    The Lord of Peace Michael Barnes

    One Road to Peace: Tender Love, Firm Justice Thomas E. Clarke

    The Good News of Peace John R. Donahue

    The Perpetual Light of Peace Daniel Kendall

    Peace in the Power and the Light David Lonsdale

    Psalm 85 and the Meaning of Peace Dennis J. McCarthy

    Peace in Conflict James McPolin

    To Find God in Peace Laurence Murphy

    Our Peace and Reconciliation Gerald O'Collins

    Peace Through the Cross Patrick Rogers

    The Sign of Peace Philip Sheldrake

    The Prophetic Combat for Peace Carroll Stuhlmueller

    The Peace that Passes Understanding James Walsh

    The Blessed Vision of Peace James Walsh

    Blessed are the Peacemakers Henry Wansbrough

    Just-War Theories: The Bases, Interrelations, Priorities, and Functions of Their Criteria James F. Childress

    War, Conscience, and the Law: The State of the Question John R. Connery

    The Vatican Council on Modern War Paul Ramsey

    Catholic Pacifism Peter Riga

    Remarks on the Moral Problem of War John Courtney Murray, S.J.

    The Rejection of Military Service by the Early Christians E. A. Ryan

    Problems in the morality of warfare Thomas Owen Martin

    The Supernatural Value of a Soldier's Death Daniel J. Saunders

    The Morality of Obliteration Bombing John C. Ford

    The Church and Peace Movements in the Past James J. Walsh, page 159

    Peace Adolf Guttmacher, Jewish Encyclopedia

    War: Its Causes, Consequences, Lawfulness, Etc. Quaker Jonathan Dymond

    St. Thomas Aquinas on War

    Peace Articles im Salt of the Earth

    Peace Ideas The Peace Center, Theosophical Society in the Philippines

    Reflections on Working Towards Peace, courtesy of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University:
    Carlos Santana – Nelson Mandella – Rigoberta Menchu Tum – Cesar Chavez – Muhammad Yunus – Andrew Young – Harry Wu – Jody Williams – Elie Wiesel – Benjamin Weir – Alice Walker – Lech Walesa – Mahbub Ul-Haq – Desmond Tutu – R. E. Turner – Margaret Thatcher – Mother Teresa – Steven Spielberg – Oscar Arias Sanchez – Jehan Sadat – Marla Ruzicka – Mary Robinson – Robert Redford – Jose Ramos-Horta – Leah Rabin – Colin Powell – Dith Pran – Helen Prejean – Shimon Peres – – Mairead Corrigan Maguire – Maya Lin – Richard Leakey – Phil Lane, Jr. – Ron Kovic – C. Everett Koop – Henry Kissinger – Coretta Scott King – Craig Kielburger – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – Ida Jackson – John Paul II – Wei Jingsheng – Bianca Jagger – Jesse Jackson – Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa – David Ho – Paul Hawken – Thich Nhat Hanh – Nadja Halilbegovich – Billy Graham – Mikhail Gorbachev – Jane Goodall – Leonard George – Arun Gandhi – Marian Wright Edelman – Dalai Lama – Yael Dayan – F. W. de Klerk – Jean-Michel Cousteau – Theo Colburn – Jimmy Carter – Geoffrey Canada – Helen Caldicott – Lee Butler – David Brower – Sarah Brady – James Brady – Benazir Bhutto – Harry Belafonte – Joan Baez – Maya Angelou – Queen Noor al-Hussein – Mahnaz Afkhami – Bella Abzug – Hafsat Abiola


    Peaceweb The Ottawa Quakers

    Christian Peacemaker Teams

    Ethics of War, Peace, and Terrorism Professor Lawrence Hinman

    Atomic Archive

    The Prince of Peace Plowshares

    The Peace Pilgrim A website of Resources for Peace

    The Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize Winners 1996-1901

    Heroines of Peace: The Nine Nobel Women

    Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Peace Corps

    Pax Christi USA -- Pax Christi UK

    Project Ploughshares

    Friends for a Non-Violent World

    Nonviolence International

    Fellowship of Reconciliation

    Jewish Peace Fellowship

    War Resisters League

    Peace Brigades International

    Americans for Peace Now

    International Committee for the Peace Council

    Churches for Middle East Peace

    Foundation for Middle East Peace

    Peace People

    Institute for War and Peace Reporting

    Peace Tree

    Justice & Peace Committee From St. John's Abbey

    Instruments of Peace Prayer Net

  • Broken links? Suggestions?

    Email webmaster Gerald Darring