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

Pope John Paul II,
1982 World Day of Peace Message



DOCUMENTS

Vatican II: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World See Part 2, Chapter 5: The Fostering of Peace and the Promotion of a Community of Nations

Peace on Earth 1963 encyclical of Pope John XXIII

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

Negotiation: The Only Realistic Solution to the Continuing Threat of War Pope John Paul II

The Challenge of Peace 1983 pastoral letter of the US Bishops

Peace 1968 Medellin document by the Latin American Bishops

Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace A joint statement and commitment to peace by the Jewish, Muslim and Catholic religious leaders of southeast Texas, 2002

For Peace in God's World 1995 statement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Towards a Culture of Peace in the 21st Century Consultation jointly organised by the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, Christian Conference of Asia and the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, Redemptorist Centre, Pattaya, Thailand, October 2001

Peace, Justice, and Nonresistance Mennonite Confession of Faith; Article 22

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

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


ARTICLES, PAPERS

Why Do Humans Commit Violence? Violence, War and Rioting in the Modern World and Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory By Joel Hodge in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2011

Peacemaking Podcast of presentation by Simon Harak, S.J., 2011

Dr. Andrea Bartoli on Catholics and Peacemaking Podcast of presentation by Andrea Bartoli, Dean and Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, 2011

Pacifists, Patriots, or Both? Second Thoughts on Pre-Constantinian Early-Christian Attitudes Toward Soldiering and War By J. Daryl Charles in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Spring 2010

Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Development Proceedings of the study day at The Pontifical Academy of Science, February 10, 2010

Peace and Violence in Australia By Claude Mostowik MSC in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2010

Perceptions about Civil War in Central Africa: Can War Be Justified or Solve Problems? By Kitambala Lumbu, Peet van Dyk, Alta van Dyk in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2009

Articles by John Dear, S.J. Articles, interviews, and columns, 1985-2009

African Council of Religious Leaders on Peace-Building By Aquiline Tarimo, SJ in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Resources for Exploring Just and Unjust War A resource page maintained by Dr. Christopher M. Janosik, Director of Research and Assessment for the Office for Mission Effectiveness at Villanova University, last modified March 2008

Holy Week through the Lens of Nonviolence By Bob Holmes, OSB, in Stirrings, a Basilian peace and justice newsletter, Spring 2008

Faith and the Just War: Time to Think Again? By George R. Wilkes in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, March 2008

Violence in Christianity By Hans Maier, Chair of Christian weltanschauung at the University of Munich, in Stimmen der Zeit, 2008

Faith and the Just War: Time to Think Again? By George Wilkes in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, March 2008

Conscientious Objection By the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, March 2008

Reflections on Just Wars and Just Warriors By Joseph L. Falvey, Jr in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

Is There a Right to Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention and, If Not, Do Catholic Social Principles Demand One? By John P. Curley in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

People's Power vs. Nuclear Power: A Conversation By Jonathan Schell & Robert S. Boynton in Dædalus, Winter 2007

Economics of War Winter 2007 issue of A Matter of Spirit, published by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center. Includes "Economics of War" by Amata Miller, IHM; “Envisioning An Economy of Peace” by Nicholas Mele; "Families With Skin In The Game" by Arthur Ruger; "The Human Cost of War: Reflections on Trauma & Healing" by Dr. Simona Sharoni; "The Healing of a Veteran" by Mike Hastie; "We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us" by Gretchen Gundrum, Ph.D.; "Meditating for Peace" by Gerri Haynes; "Story of a Tax Resister" by Ruby Phillips

Global Friendship: The Christian Perspective By Bishop Christopher Prowse in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007

The Pope's Peace and Security Council Resolution 1325 By Jane Adolphe in Ave Maria Law Review, 2007

'Opus solidaritatis pax', Peace is the Fruit of Solidarity: The Spirituality of International Economic Solidarity in the Capuchin Order Helmut Rakowski, OFM Cap, May 2006

Authority, Lies, and War: Democracy and the Just War Theory By David E. DeCosse in Theological Studies, June 2006

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Forgiveness in Politics as a Road to Peace By William Bole, January 2006

Just War, Lasting Peace: What Christian Traditions Can Teach Us A Woodstock Forum featuring Dolores Leckey, Maryann Cusimano Love, Marie Dennis, John Kleiderer, Mark Mossa, S.J., and Robert Royal, October 2006

Terrorism and Just War A Woodstock Roundtable Discussion, 2006

Historical and Theological Origins of Assemblies of God Pacifism By Paul Alexander in Quaker Theology, Fall-Winter 2005-2006

How Do Believers Deal with Violence in their Scriptures? By Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street, June 26, 2006

Is There Any Future For Peace? By Dieter Senghaas in the periodical of the Catholic Academy in Bavaria 'zur debatte', 2006

Violence: Religion, Terror, War By Patrick T. McCormick in Theological Studies, March 2006

In the Mind of the Warrior-Martyr By Brian-Michael Jenkins in Oasis: Biannual Journal of the Oasis International Foundation, March 2006

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: Liturgy and Peace in Context By Keith F. Pecklers, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2006

Imperialism, Liberalism & the Quest for Perpetual Peace By Anthony Pagden in Dædalus, Winter 2005

Overcoming Religiously Motivated Violence By Imam A. Rashied Omar in Cross Currents, Spring 2005

A Monk, a Rabbi, and the 'Meaning of This Hour': War and Nonviolence in Abraham Joshua Heschel and Thomas Merton By Shaul Magid in Cross Currents, Summer 2005

“It shall not reach you”: Talisman or Vocation? Reading Psalm 91 in Time of War By Frederick J. Gaiser in Word & World, Spring 2005

Violence and Christian Social Reconstruction in Africa: On the Resurrection of the Body By Emmanuel M Katongole in The Other Journal, 2005

Resistance and Nonresistance: New Testament Perspectives on Confronting the Powers By Dorothy Jean Weaver in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel Nonviolence From John Dear's book The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence, 2005

War and Peace in the Context of Inter-Religious Dialogue: A Summary View By Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, December 2005

Seeking Peace in a Violent World New Challenges By a group of 45 Jesuits in Promotio Iustitiae, December 2005

Discernment for Non-Violence. Some Personal Reflections on a Recent Workshop By Rudolf C. Heredia SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, December 2005

"Where is your brother Abel?" (Gen 4,9): On the Biblical Culture of Non-violence By Franz Kamphaus in Geist und Leben, 2005

John Wyclif: Christian Patience in a Time of War By Ian Christopher Levy in Theological Studies, June 2005

The Catholic Teaching on War and Peace: Its Application to American Foreign Policy after 9/11 By Joseph Boyle in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

The Peace Ethics of Pope John Paul II By Justenhoven Heinz-Gerhard in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

Preaching the Word in a Culture of Violence By Diana Culbertson, OP, professor emerita of Kent State University, in Word & World, Winter 2004

"With whom he was in a state of just war...": A Review of the Just War Tradition By James L. Cook in Word & World, Winter 2004

Healing the Nations By Karl Dortzbach in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2004

Violence against Women and Children: How Churches Can Respond By Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer in Word & World, Winter 2004

God and Violence in the Old Testament By Terence E. Fretheim in Word & World, Winter 2004

The Dominion Factor By James Bohn in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, January-March 2004

Should a Christian Bear Arms? By James Alexander in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, January-March 2004

Questions for the Movement: Property Damage as a Tactic in Nonviolent Actions By Dean J. Johnson in Quaker Theology, Spring-Summer 2004

Migration with a View to Peace By Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao, President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in People on the Move, December 2004

Bringing Peoples Together for a Just Peace: Challenges to Tourism in the 21st Century By Bro. Anthony Rogers, FSC, Executive Secretary of the Office for Human Development of the FABC, Malaysia, in People on the Move, December 2004

Intervention, Just War, and U.S. National Security By Kenneth R. Himes in Theological Studies, March 2004

Intervention, Just War, and U.S. National Security By Kenneth R. Himes in Theological Studies, March 2004

What Is 'Just War' Today? By Thomas A. Shannon in Catholic Update, 2004

To Build Peace and Bring Hope By Mark Raper SJ in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2004

A Propethic Call Against War: A Politico-Theological Study of Jeremiah 21:1-14 By Raj Irudaya, S.J., 2003

Instead of War: The Urgency and Promise of a Global Peace System By Timothy A. McElwee in Cross Currents, Summer 2003

How Can War Be Christian? By Robert L. Holmes in Christian History, 2003

Way of Peace  Pamphlets published by the Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice of the St. Columbans Mission Society, 2003

Time to Resist By Ray Gaston in The Witness, January-February 2003

Atonement and Violence By Dennis Kuhns in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, October 2003

How to Be a Peacemaker By Susan Binion in Church Leader in Africa, 2003

War and Peace in the Thought of Said Nursi By Thomas Michel, S.J,, delivered at the seminar, "Peace and Islam, under the illumination of the Ideas of the Risale-e Nur," Istanbul, 30 March 2003

Creating a Place for Peace By Karen Berry, O.S.F. in Catholic Update, 2003

Killing Bugs and the Exercise of Dominion By Karen Stohr, Georgetown University, at the “Formation and Renewal Conference” in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2003

Sanctity of Life and Authorization to Kill: Tensions and Developments in the Catholic Ethics of Killing By Joseph Boyle in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2003

What the Just War Tradition Has to Offer Today By Bruce Duncan CSsR in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2003

Palm Sunday Rally for Peace By Claude Mostowik MSC in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2003

Love Your Enemies By John Ozolins in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2003

Weigel on War By Andrew Murray SM in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2003

The Gospel of Peace and the Violence of God By Scott Holland in Cross Currents, Winter 2002

Moving from Violence to Healing By Lourens Minnema in Journal of the Henry Martyn Institute, July/December 2002

Religion and Violence A Protestant Christian Perspective By S. Wesley Ariarajah in Current Dialogue, World Council of Churches, June 2002

Towards a New Paradigm in the Theology of the Just War By Michael McCabe, SMA, 2002

Just War: Chinese and Western Perspectives By Edmund Ryden in the book Dialogue between Christian Philosophy and Chinese Culture: Philosophical Perspectives for the Third Millennium, 2002

The Gospel of Peace and the Violence of God By Scott Holland in Cross Currents, Winter 2002

On the Rhetoric of a "War on Terrorism" By Kyle Fedler in Cross Currents, Winter 2002

We Weren't Saved by a State Execution: An Interview with Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker By Mary E. Hunt in The Witness, April 2002

Abolishing War? An Appeal to Christian Leaders and Theologians By Stanley Hauerwas and Enda McDonagh in Quaker Theology, Autumn 2002

The Kaduna Peace Declaration of Religious Leaders Modelled on the Alexandria Declaration of January 2002 this Peace Declaration was agreed and signed by eleven Christian leaders including Archbishop Achigili and eleven Muslim leaders, Imams and Sheikhs and by His Excellency Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, 22 August 2002

The Ethics of Pardon and Peace: A Dialogue of Ideas between the Thought of Pope John Paul II and the Risale-i-Nur By Thomas Michel, S.J., Istanbul, September 2002

Neuroplasticity as a Paradigm for Peace By Peter Carney, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Elkhart General Hospital at the Death to Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2002

Defending Just War Theory By James H. Toner, United States Airforce Academy at the Death to Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2002

Religions for Peace By Michael Amaladoss, SJ in America

The Violence of God: Dialogic Fragments By Julie Shoshana Pfau, David R. Blumenthal in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Violence in Christian Theology By J. Denny Weaver in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Blood & Stone: Violence in the Bible & the Eye of the Illustrator By Barry Moser in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Notes on God's Violence By Catherine Madsen in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Catholic Peacemaking: From Pacem in terris to Centesimus annus A Talk Prepared for The United States Institute of Peace by Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J, Woodstock Theological Center and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C., February 5, 2001

What Can The Bible Teach Us About Peacemaking? By Ron Mock in Quaker Theology, 2001

The Bible & Peacemaking By Chuck Fager in Quaker Theology, 2001

War and the Problem of Evil: A World without the Possibility of War By John L. Yardan. Chapter 11 of his book God and the Challenge of Evil: A Critical Examination of Some Serious Objections to the Good and Omnipotent God, 2001

Violence in Christian Theology By J. Denny Weaver in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Blood & Stone: Violence in the Bible & the Eye of the Illustrator By Barry Moser in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Notes on God's Violence By Catherine Madsen in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

The Violence of God: Dialogic Fragments By Julie Shoshana Pfau and David R. Blumenthal in Cross Currents, Summer 2001

Globalization of Compassionate Solidarity: Challenges and Opportunities By Filo Hirota, M.M.B. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2001

The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace By Jørgen S. Nielsen at the International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations, Institute of Islamic Studies, London, 27 October 2000

The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace By Jørgen S. Nielsen in Current Dialogue, n. 36, December 2000

Experiencing Violence, Shaping Identity, Negotiating Life By Barbara Strassberg, Aurora University, in Cross Currents, Winter 1999/2000

Irreconcilable Differences: The Church Should Divorce the Military By Michael Gorman in Christianity Today, March 2000

East Timor, Where the Power of Ideas and Faith Triumphed Over Violence By Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate, President of East Timor, The Tanenbaum Memorial Lecture, 2000

Law and Violence By Donald X. Burt, OSA. Chapter 8 of Friendship and Society: An Introduction to Augustine's Practical Philosophy, 1999

War and Peace By Donald X. Burt, OSA. Chapter 9 of Friendship and Society: An Introduction to Augustine's Practical Philosophy, 1999

The New World Order? By Julian Rivers in Cambridge Papers, December 1999

Economic Sanctions, Just War Doctrine, and the "Fearful Spectacle of the Civilian Dead” By Joy Gordon, Philosophy Department at Fairfield University, in Cross Currents, Fall 1999. "Sanctions, like siege, intend harm to civilians and therefore cannot be justified as a tool of warfare."

Peace Culture: The Problem of Managing Human Difference By Elise Boulding in Cross Currents, Winter 1998

Religions, Hard and Soft By Johan Galtung in Cross Currents, Winter 1997-98. "Every religion contains, in varying degrees, elements that contribute to peace or war. For the sake of world peace, dialogue within religions and among them must strengthen the peacemaking elements within them."

Peace Culture: The Problem of Managing Human Difference By Elise Boulding in Cross Currents, Summer 1998

The Challenge of Conflict Prevention By Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, The Tanenbaum Memorial Lecture, 1998

Violence, Justice and Human Dignity By M. Sastrapratedja in the book The Human Person and Society, 1997

The Policy of Peace in Islam By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan in SIDIC Periodical, 1996

From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth: The Challenge of Peace for Jews, Christians and Muslims By Roger Etchegaray in SIDIC Periodical, 1996

Violence... examining the stages of violence By Bob Bossie, SCJ, in Suffering: The Stauros Notebook, Summer 1996

Violence... the response to violence By Adela Gross, O.S.F., in Suffering: The Stauros Notebook, Summer 1996

Violence... the struggle to overcome violence By Sr. Dolores Lytle, CSA, in Suffering: The Stauros Notebook, Summer 1996

Religion and World Peace: A Muslim's View By Madame Jehan Sadat, The Tanenbaum Memorial Lecture, 1996

"The Other Is Given": Religion, War, and Peace By Paul R. Sponheim, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Fall 1995

Pursuing Peace without Illusions By John R. Stumme, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in Word & World, Fall 1995

War in the Hebrew Bible and Contemporary Parallels By Susan Niditch, Amherst College, in Word & World, Fall 1995

Why Do the Nations Rage in the Name of Religion? By Richard E. Wentz, Arizona State University, in Word & World, Fall 1995

Personal Pacifism By Kenneth W. Kemp in Theological Studies, March 1995

The Morality of Humanitarian Intervention By Kenneth R. Himes in Theological Studies, March 1994

Arms Reduction and Global Reconstruction A blueprint for the year 2000, by Jonathan Larson, 1993

Rene Girard, James Williams, and the Genesis of Violence By Bruce Chilton in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1993

Sacrifice, Mimesis, and the Genesis of Violence: A Response to Bruce Chilton By James G. Williams in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1993

The Just-War Theory after the Gulf War By John P. Langan in Theological Studies, March 1992

Giving Birth to the God of Peace in an Age of Unrest By Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB in Spirituality Today, 1991

Is there an Ethic of Violence? By Walter Wink in The Way, 1990

Living Stones By Megan McKenna in Spirituality Today, 1989

New Perspectives for a Theology of Peace By Donald Evans in Spirituality Today, 1989

The Peace of God By Mary Ann Fatula, OP in Spirituality Today, 1988

War in Heaven, Peace on Earth By Daniel Berrigan in Spirituality Today, 1988

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

    Yahweh Is a Warrior By Richard Nysse, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1987

    Nonviolence By Sr. Gail Worcelo, CP, in Suffering: The Stauros Notebook, May/June 1987

    The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence: A Critical Comment on the Pastoral Letter of the U.S. Catholic Bishops By Sir Michael Quinlan in Theological Studies, March 1987

    The Pastoral on Peace: A Response to Sir Michael Quinlan By Francis X. Winters in Theological Studies, September 1987

    Counterterror Deterrence/Defense and Just-War Doctrine By William V. O'Brien in Theological Studies, December 1987

    War and Peace in American Catholic Thought: A Heritage Abandoned? By David Hollenbach in Theological Studies, December 1987

    Can a Christian Be a Pacifist? By Don Murphy in Spirituality Today, 1986

    Violence By Fr. Donald Senior, CP, in Suffering: The Stauros Notebook, March/April 1986

    Not Peace but the Sword By John Dalrymple in The Way, 1986

    Whither Nuclear Deterrence? The Moral Debate Continues By David Hollenbach in Theological Studies, March 1986

    Christian Pacifism and Just-War Tenets: How Do They Diverge? By Richard B. Miller in Theological Studies, September 1986

    The Promise of World Peace A Statement by the Universal House of Justice, Bahá'í World Center, Haifa, Israel, October 1985

    Peace: Not as the World Gives By Vernard Eller, 1985

    Violence and Injustice in Society: Recent Catholic Teaching By John P. Langan in Theological Studies, December 1985

    Nuclear Deterrence: Is the War-and-Peace Pastoral Inconsistent? By James W. McGray in Theological Studies, December 1985

    Pastoral on War and Peace: Reactions and New Directions By John P. Langan in Theological Studies, March 1985

    Enemy Love: The Challenge of Peace By Fr. Donald Senior, CP, in Suffering: The Stauros Notebook, March/April 1984

    After Tension, Détente: A Continuing Chronicle of European Episcopal Views on Nuclear Deterrence By Francis X. Winters in Theological Studies, June 1984

    The Foundations of Peace The Autumn 1983 issue of In Context

    Just-War Doctrine in a Nuclear Context By William V. O'Brien in Theological Studies, June 1983

    The Challenge of Peace The U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on War and Peace, "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response," in Condensed Form, in Catholic Update, 1983

    Crosiers into Plowshares (Or Catholic Bishops as Peacemakers) By John Deedy in Theology Today, 1982

    The Task and Challenge of Prophetic Peacemaking By Lowell O. Erdahl, University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1982

    Nuclear Deterrence Morality: Atlantic Community Bishops in Tension By Francis X. Winters in Theological Studies, September 1982

    The American Hierarchy and Nuclear Weapons By John P. Langan in Theological Studies, September 1982

    Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War: The Shape of the Catholic Debate By David Hollenbach in Theological Studies, December 1982

    The Lord of Peace By Michael Barnes in The Way, 1982

    One Road to Peace: Tender Love, Firm Justice By Thomas E. Clarke in The Way, 1982

    The Good News of Peace By John R. Donahue in The Way, 1982

    The Perpetual Light of Peace By Daniel Kendall in The Way, 1982

    Peace in the Power and the Light By David Lonsdale in The Way, 1982

    Psalm 85 and the Meaning of Peace By Dennis J. McCarthy in The Way, 1982

    Peace in Conflict By James McPolin in The Way, 1982

    To Find God in Peace By Laurence Murphy in The Way, 1982

    Our Peace and Reconciliation By Gerald O'Collins in The Way, 1982

    Peace Through the Cross By Patrick Rogers in The Way, 1982

    The Sign of Peace By Philip Sheldrake in The Way, 1982

    The Prophetic Combat for Peace By Carroll Stuhlmueller in The Way, 1982

    The Peace that Passes Understanding By James Walsh in The Way, 1982

    The Blessed Vision of Peace By James Walsh in The Way, 1982

    Blessed are the Peacemakers By Henry Wansbrough in The Way, 1982

    Peace: The Fruit of Justice By Philip Potter in Theology Today, 1980

    Just-War Theories: The Bases, Interrelations, Priorities, and Functions of Their Criteria By James F. Childress in Theological Studies, September 1978

    War, Conscience, and the Law: The State of the Question By John R. Connery in Theological Studies, June 1970

    The Vatican Council on Modern War By Paul Ramsey in Theological Studies, June 1966

    Nuclear War and Vatican Council II By Paul Ramsey in Theology Today, 1966

    The Irenic Potential of Religions Article by Huston Smith in Theology Today, 1966

    Catholic Pacifism By Peter Riga in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1966

    Remarks on the Moral Problem of War By John Courtney Murray, S.J.in Theological Studies, March 1959

    The Rejection of Military Service by the Early Christians By E. A. Ryan in Theological Studies, March 1952

    Problems in the morality of warfare By Thomas Owen Martin in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1947

    The Supernatural Value of a Soldier's Death By Daniel J. Saunders in Theological Studies, March 1945

    The Morality of Obliteration Bombing By John C. Ford in Theological Studies, September 1944

    The Church and Peace Movements in the Past By James J. Walsh. Scroll to page 159. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 47, From January to October, 1922

    Peace By Adolf Guttmacher  in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

    War: Its Causes, Consequences, Lawfulness, Etc. By Quaker Jonathan Dymond, 1828

    St. Thomas Aquinas on War

    Peace Articles from the magazine Salt of the Earth

    Articles by Father John Dear, SJ Most of these articles deal with peace and peacemaking

    Peace Ideas A publication of the Peace Center, Theosophical Society in the Philippines. Excellent articles

    Reflections on Working Towards Peace, courtesy of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University:
    Carlos SantanaNelson MandellaRigoberta Menchu TumCesar ChavezMuhammad YunusAndrew YoungHarry WuJody WilliamsElie WieselBenjamin WeirAlice WalkerLech WalesaMahbub Ul-HaqDesmond TutuR. E. TurnerMargaret ThatcherMother TeresaSteven SpielbergOscar Arias SanchezJehan SadatMarla RuzickaMary RobinsonRobert RedfordJose Ramos-HortaLeah RabinColin PowellDith PranHelen PrejeanShimon PeresMairead Corrigan MaguireMaya LinRichard LeakeyPhil Lane, Jr.Ron KovicC. Everett KoopHenry KissingerCoretta Scott KingCraig KielburgerRobert F. Kennedy, Jr.Ida JacksonJohn Paul IIWei JingshengBianca JaggerJesse JacksonIngrid Washinawatok El-IssaDavid HoPaul HawkenThich Nhat HanhNadja HalilbegovichBilly GrahamMikhail GorbachevJane GoodallLeonard GeorgeArun GandhiMarian Wright EdelmanDalai LamaYael DayanF. W. de KlerkJean-Michel CousteauTheo ColburnJimmy CarterGeoffrey CanadaHelen CaldicottLee ButlerDavid BrowerSarah BradyJames BradyBenazir BhuttoHarry BelafonteJoan BaezMaya AngelouQueen Noor al-HusseinMahnaz AfkhamiBella AbzugHafsat Abiola


    MISCELLANEOUS PEACE WEBSITES


    The Damietta Initiative Welcoming people of all faiths to sow the seeds of non-violence and peace throughout Africa in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi

    Peaceweb The Ottawa Quakers, with links to children and peace, peace, international development, Quakers and the United Nations, Quaker links, and Peaceweb news

    Christian Peacemaker Teams An initiative among cooperating Mennonite and Brethren churches and Friends meetings. Our ministry of Biblically-based and spiritually centered peacemaking emphasizes negotiation, protection of human rights, public witness, and nonviolent direct action

    Ethics of War, Peace, and Terrorism An excellent Ethic Update from Professor Lawrence Hinman. Lots of wonderful links

    Atomic Archive This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb - a crucial turning point for all mankind

    The Prince of Peace Plowshares A number of links on these peace activists

    The Peace Pilgrim This site is devoted to information about Peace Pilgrim. Included is the entire text of a little booklet and spiritual classic called Steps Toward Inner Peace (60 k) which outlines her pilgrimage and, more importantly, her peace message that covered the entire peace picture: peace among nations, groups, individuals, and the very important inner peace - because that is where peace begins.

    Irenees.net: A website of Resources for Peace Includes dossiers, files, and collections

    The Nobel Peace Prize All about the prize and the laureates from the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

    Nobel Peace Prize Winners 1996-1901 With information on each one.

    Heroines of Peace: The Nine Nobel Women

    Sasakawa Peace Foundation The Sasakawa Peace Foundation sponsors a wide range of programs designed to address international issues and to promote global peace via nonprofit sector initiatives worldwide. Founded in September 1986, SPF is a nonprofit organization aiming to contribute to the welfare of humankind and development of a sound international community.

    Peace Corps Currently, 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 70 countries, working to bring clean water to communities, teach children, help start new small businesses, and stop the spread of AIDS. Since 1961, more than 165,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 135 nations

    Pax Christi USA -- Pax Christi UK Pax Christi, Peace of Christ, is a gospel-based lay-inspired, peacemaking movement. Founded in the Catholic Church, its membership is open to individuals, groups and organisations of all faiths who are in sympathy with its aims and values. It is affiliated to Pax Christi International. Pax Christi strives to help the Church and the wider community to proclaim and to make peace, through its experience and ideas, and especially through the witness and action of its members

    Project Ploughshares An ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches

    Friends for a Non-Violent World FNVW works to build a world of Peace and Justice through the following programs: The Alternatives to Violence Project, customized non-violence trainings, People Camp, Peace Breakfast, Minnesota Military Tax Resistance Network, summer interns, a newsletter, and volunteer opportunities

    Nonviolence International International group encouraging nonviolent methods to bring about changes reflecting the values of justice and human development

    Fellowship of Reconciliation Since 1915, FOR has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A Nonviolent, Interfaith organization, FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions

    Jewish Peace Fellowship We are a nondenominational Jewish organization committed to active nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict, drawing on Jewish traditional sources within the Torah, the Talmud and contemporary peacemaking sages like Martin Buber, Judah Magnes and Abraham Joshua Heschel

    War Resisters League War Resisters League centers its work on education and action. Education involves publishing pacifist literature, including a magazine, The Nonviolent Activist, and the annual Peace Calendar. Our emphasis is on action, war resistance and individual conscience. WRL organizes demonstrations, cooperates in coalition with other peace and justice groups, opposes conscription and all forms of militarism including ROTC, and supports men and women who resist the military at all levels

    Peace Brigades International PBI works to open a space for peace in which conflicts can be dealt with non-violently. PBI teams don't try to impose solutions from the outside. Instead, they provide moral support and a safer space for local activists

    Americans for Peace Now APN is the leading United States advocate for peace in the Middle East. APN's mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values

    Center on Conscience and War CCW works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors

    Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors The CCCO has been there continuously since 1948, helping people who get caught in the military’s we. We still help them get out, just like we helped people get out of the tragedy of Vietnam

    International Committee for the Peace Council We are a group of religious persons committed to working together for the common needs of the whole community of life. Centered in our respective faiths, we wish to manifest the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions -- our common human heritage. The Peace Council will build bridges among all beings through the message of non-violence, compassion, human rights, and universal responsibility, individual and collective

    Churches for Middle East Peace The work of CMEP focuses on Washington in the knowledge that sound United States policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships throughout the area. In addition, CMEP seeks to help the members of our various organizations advocate in a knowledgeable, timely and effective way their concerns about justice and peace for all people and countries in the region

    Foundation for Middle East Peace A nonprofit organization dedicated to informing Americans about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assisting in a peaceful solution that brings security for both peoples

    Peace People An international movement promoted by the Community of S:. Egidio, begun in Rome in 1999. The movement counts more tham 10,000 people living in Italy, Germany and Belgium, who come from 95 different nations. "Peace People" offer a solution to the urgent problem of immigration. It promotes integration and solidarity, taking into account different cultural and religious traditions

    Institute for War and Peace Reporting An independent conflict- monitoring and media support charity, serving as a central platform for moderate voices caught in war, a first contact point for the "civil side". It links a network of journalists, academics and democracy activists throughout the Balkans and the Caucasus, and disseminates their work broadly, provides consultancy, training, journalists' exchange programmes and information resources. The site provides access to the Institute's online publications and to an extensive series of links to related resources.

    Religions for Peace The largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace

    Peace Tree The project goals are to bring the art of Origami to as many people in the World as possible and to promote a peaceful and better world by educating youth and adult through art practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Philantropy spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and tolerance

    Justice & Peace Committee From St. John's Abbey

    Conflict Mediation and Resolution A number of links from the Changemakers Library

    Instruments of Peace Prayer Net Instruments of Peace is a project to unite Secular Franciscans in prayer for world peace 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those who want to participate make a commitment to pray for peace at a regular time each day or week

    Every Church A Peace Church The vision of Every Church A Peace Church is the formation of new peace churches and the transformation of war-justifying churches into peace churches, so that the world will be turned toward peace as churches live and teach as Jesus lived and taught.





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