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Glossary: Peace, the

The ancient and traditional practice of Christians greeting one another with a sign or word of love or blessing. This is done with an embrace, a handshake, a handclasp, or the exchange of a word of blessing. This practice has been revived in recent years in United Methodist and other Christian churches.

Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission.