Peacemaking

Peacemaking

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May 17, 2011

As independence for South Sudan approaches on July 9, churches there are coordinating efforts to bring lasting peace to a region exhausted by a long civil war.

"The church has recommitted herself to re-engage in mediating ... for a peaceful resolution of the conflicts," the Rev. Ramadan...

May 17, 2011

Following the success of a recent interfaith youth peace summit in Tennessee, event planners and participants are turning their attention toward their next faith exploration in Alabama.

"We are headed to Alabama for our summer outreach mission with a group of committed teenagers who...

March 23, 2011

I came to El Salvador in 2005 as a recent college graduate on a vocational pilgrimage with an academic interest in foreign policy and a desire to gain experience in human rights work. In my personal quest to understand human rights in El Salvador, the palpable and ongoing witness of El Salvador...

February 3, 2011

A national Christian coalition has expressed its concern for the stalled negotiations in the Middle East peace process, and is urging the Obama administration not to block a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Israel to stop illegal construction of settlements in East Jerusalem...

January 18, 2011

Stressing the urgency of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori last weekend wrote to President Barack Obama urging United States leadership to "reignite a negotiations process that can produce immediate and sustainable steps toward a just,...

January 10, 2011

An image gallery from Juba showing religious leaders voting in the referendum and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter offering his support is available here.

Sudan's referendum on independence kicked off on Jan. 9 with reports of peaceful voting in most parts of the country but with news...

August 12, 2010

Earlier this summer, Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, two members of the Philippine Independent Church -- a body in full communion with the Episcopal Church -- were murdered in the wake of their activism on behalf of human- and labor rights. These killings follow the high-profile...

June 1, 2010

Palestinian Christian organizations have urged protests by church groups around the world against an Israeli assault on ships bringing aid to Gaza, which Israel says has led to the deaths of at least 10 activists on board the convoy.

The Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem...

May 12, 2010

Promoting peace and stability in Sudan's dramatically changing political landscape and making that country's peace an American foreign policy priority will top the agenda for the fifth annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

"We really feel that Sudan...

May 1, 2010

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was among religious leaders and activists gathered in New York May 2 at the Church Center for the United Nations for "For Peace and Human Needs Disarm Now!" -- an interfaith convocation for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

"It's a very...

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