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Bishop Rodolfo Juan of the Manila Episcopal Area speaks during an ecumenical forum promoting peace. The event was a prelude to a meeting between the Philippine government and opposition groups, who have had violent conflict going back decades. Photo courtesy of Norma P. Dollaga

Filipino bishop urges government, rebels to make peace

As the government of the Philippines begins peace talks with opposition forces, the faith community prays they will be successful. Read More

Forty years after the Soweto uprising, leaders of churches in conflict-torn countries gathered in South Africa to study the ways of peace and reconciliation. The ecumenical gathering in Johannesburg was organized by the World Council of Churches and the South African Council of Churches. Photo courtesy of the World Council of Churches

Finding peace from conflict, post-Soweto

South African, ecumenical church leaders use 40th anniversary of Soweto uprising as backdrop for consultation on peace building, reconciliation. Read More

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9/11 Pastor Seeks Peace

Myrna Bethke lost a brother on Sept. 11, but the pastor channeled her grief by helping others work toward making the world more peaceful. View

Sheri Tyler Kimble shares a hug with Sean Siple during the giving of peace. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Becoming a Peacemaker: A Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. stood for nonviolence. This meditation offers a prayer and a call for United Methodists to be peacemakers in the world too. View

Mosquito nets are one way Imagine No Malaria is combating the diseases. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Defeating evil by doing good: United Methodists offer hope

News about terrorism may confound and scare us, but be assured there is also news of people of faith bringing harmony to the world. Read More

Recognizing women as peacemakers

Fifteen years ago, Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury — then president of the U.N. Security Council — helped bring global attention to the unrecognized contributions that women make toward peace. The adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 during that... Read More

A stained-glass window showing St. Francis is featured at Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy of Saint Francis United Methodist Church.

What St. Francis can teach United Methodists

How much do you know about the reformer who influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching peace and, of course, pets? Read More

Pastors Matt Miofsky (left) and Willis Johnson talk after services at The Gathering United Methodist Church in St.  Louis, Missouri.

UMTV: Pastors Model Peace After Ferguson

They were on the streets of Ferguson after racial tensions flared. A year later, these friends are still fighting racism, together. View

Church leaders attend the sixth United Methodist Board of Church and Society Culture of Peace and Reconciliation Seminar held in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photo by Caleb Mbaz

Seminar focuses on peace, reconciliation

United Methodist Board of Church and Society seminar in Democratic Republic of Congo promotes peace and reconciliation. Read More

Flowers adorn Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Photo by Nanosanchez, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons,  2010. Edited by

Hiroshima Memorial Observance Resources

Prayers and readings for churches seeking to gather in observance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., August 6 and 9, 1945. Read More

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Communities of Shalom: Building and Renewing Community Life

Over 130 "shalom zones" have been created that offer ministries such as after-school educational programs, economic community development, advocacy for immigration reform, and work to reduce youth violence. Read More

A mural promoting peace in three languages, English, Arabic and Hebrew, adorns a wall outside the Mar Elias Educational Institute in Ibillin, Israel. 1999 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

“Hate Hurts, Peace Heals” Peace Initiative

Turn your congregation's observance of Peace with Justice Sunday into a month-long focus on peace. Resources include a reading list, lesson plan, discussion guide and worship bulletin. Read More

The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, left, superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, speaks with the Rev. Cordell Hunter, Presiding Elder of the Eastern District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, at Bethel AME in Baltimore. Photo by Erik Alsgaard, courtesy the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodists respond to Baltimore riots

Baltimore clergy joined together, putting themselves between bottle-throwing demonstrators and police officers with pepper spray, in a march for peace. “You pray and you march on.” Read More

Representatives of churches and religious organizations in the Ukraine and Russia met Jan. 20-22, 2015, in Wuppertal, Germany, to develop plans for dialogue. Participants included United Methodist Bishops Eduard Khegay and Rosemarie Wenner, the host, front row, third and fourth from left. Photo courtesy of Bishop Eduard Khegay

Religious leaders from Ukraine, Russia try peace effort

As European political leaders attempt to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, a United Methodist bishop and others pursue their own dialogue. Read More

Lit candles form the shape of a cross inside of a heart. Photo by Wingchi Poon, courtesy Flickr.

Let peace begin with me: United Methodist and Muslim relations

When a Muslim and a Christian congregation shared space, pastor says the experience taught them to see each other as 'plain, peaceful people.' Read More

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