Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Peace Making

"Will you strive for justice and peace among all people?” “I will, with God’s help.” Episcopalians, acting on this promise in the baptismal covenant, have sought not only to bring peace to specific regions throughout the world, but also to build a culture of non-violence and proactive peacemaking at home.

Working together for justice.

[11/15/2011]  Christian leaders continue advocacy for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Christian leaders are urging the U.S. government to step up its leadership in resolving the prolonged stalemate in peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, especially in light of a recent controversial move by Israel to establish a new settlement in East Jerusalem.

[8/30/2011]  Church council sends peace teams to South Sudan
The Sudan Council of Churches has dispatched peace teams to calm regions of Jonglei state in South Sudan, where humanitarian agencies say hundreds have died and more than 26,000 people have been displaced in inter-ethnic fighting.

[7/19/2011]  Kids4Peace: Moving toward a 'culture of peace,' one child at a time
Climbing Stone Mountain in the Georgia humidity and triple digit heat was one of the hardest things 11-year-old Miller had ever done -- but he managed just fine, with a little help from his newfound friends.

[7/10/2011]  South Sudan Episcopalians celebrate birth of their new nation
In an exuberant and joyous three-and-a-half hour service here July 10, South Sudanese Episcopalians celebrated the birth of their new nation, even as they looked towards the difficult future of their country. All Saints Cathedral in Juba -- the capital of the new Republic of South Sudan -- was full more than half an hour before the service began and an overflow crowd watched on television screens set up in the church yard.

[7/9/2011]  Bishop Wolf heads to D.C. to solicit support for South Sudan
[The Providence (RI) Journal] Rhode Island Episcopal Bishop Geralyn Wolf will go to Washington to advocate for a renewed effort by the United States to secure peace and security in the new nation of South Sudan.



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