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christian world peace

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christian world peace

  1. 1. Christianity and World Peace Yr 12 SOR II Religion and Peace Monday, 28 June 2010
  2. 2. How Christianity contributes to world peace Christians aim to express their inner peace in their attitudes to the world. Christians are part of a spiritual kingdom that is expressed in peace (Romans 14:17); the command to Christians is to live at peace with others (Hebrews 12:14). Monday, 28 June 2010
  3. 3. Romans 14:17 ๏ ‘For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.’ Monday, 28 June 2010
  4. 4. Hebrews 12:14 ๏ ‘Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.’ Monday, 28 June 2010
  5. 5. How Christianity contributes to world peace Christians use a variety of means to achieve and maintain inner peace. Some of these are conducted by ordinary Christians, such as prayer and meditation; others seek retreats and monasticism as special forms of achieving God’s peace. Monday, 28 June 2010
  6. 6. How Christianity contributes to world peace The Christian concept of peace has been interpreted in many different ways over time. It has included the early Christians who accepted the persecution of the Roman Empire, the aggression of the Christian state- sponsored religious wars of the Middle Ages, the chaplains of the armed forces in the World Wars and the pacifism of the Quakers. Monday, 28 June 2010
  7. 7. ๏ Christian involvement in movements for peace includes many different groups. Many work on an ecumenical basis and others at a denominational level, while still others are involved in interfaith dialogue. Some are formal groups; others are informal working relationships. Monday, 28 June 2010
  8. 8. ๏ Some of these organisations include: • Pax Christi (Catholic) • Justice and International Mission of the Uniting Church of Australia • Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) • Australian Student Christian Movement • National Council of Churches in Australia – Decade to Overcome Violence • Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission Monday, 28 June 2010
  9. 9. ๏ Research activity on MOODLE on Pax Christi ๏ end…. ๏ † 2010 tristanforsyth.com Monday, 28 June 2010

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