Lutheran Peace Fellowship

Theology and Spirituality
Lutheran Peace Fellowship

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.

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

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.

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 "Jesus’ Way of Shalom"
2 page version, 8 page version.
in Spanish: español¿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.

See also the following references:

Spirituality and peace with justice

Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers,* exceptionally insightful, helpful exploration of non-violence (Fortress, 1992), a briefer version: The Powers That Be* (Doubleday, ‘98); Jim Wallis, God’s Politics (Basic, ’05); Charles Marsh, The Beloved Community; Dorothee Soelle, The Silent Cry, On Earth as in Heaven, many others (Fortress, 2001, ‘94); John Howard Yoder, Politics of Jesus* (Eerdmans, ’94); Roland Bainton, Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace,* an eye-opening survey (Abingdon, '60); Donald Shriver, An Ethic for Enemies* solid, thoughtful (Oxford, ‘95); Ronald Sider, Nonviolence (Word, ’89)
Henri Nouwen, Road to Peace (Orbis, ‘98); Oscar Romero, Violence of Love (Harper, ‘98); Swartley, ed., Love of Enemy…(W/JKP, ‘92); Thistlethwaite, Engle, eds., Lift Every Voice* Boff, Brown,* Buttry, Chittister, Dawn,* Dear, Douglass, Loeb,* McGinnis,* Merton,* Neal, Smedes,* Stassen, Tamez, Thurman Daniel Smith-Christopher, Subverting Hatred, nonviolence in 9 religions (Orbis, ’98); Murray Polner, Naomi Goodman, eds., Challenge of Shalom (New Soc., ’94) and  Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Islam and World Peace (Fellowship, ‘92), Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace, Stephen Mitchell, trans., Tao Te Ching* (Harper, ’88) Bernie Glassman, Bearing Witness: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Making Peace, inspiring (Bell Tower, ‘98); Kenneth Kraft, Wheel of Engaged Buddhism* (Weatherhill, ‘99); Thich Nhat Hanh, Love in Action,* others, by the revered teacher (Parallax, ‘93);  … Easwaran,* Eck,* Heckler, Palmer, Aitken, Chodron, Epstein, Kotler, Macy,* Salzburg,* Watts

The above references are an excerpt from:
Transforming Our World - A compact “best of the best” catalog of the most useful books, manuals, and websites, selected by teachers, researchers, parents, and activists from the Peace and Justice Resource Center.

Also see our Worship and Devotional Peace Resources

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