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Welcome to the Church and Peace Website

Church and Peace is the European ecumenical peace church network of communities, training centres, peace organisations and peace service agencies. It participates in the ecumenical dialogue of the conciliar process for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation and is a catalyst for common initiatives and projects.

  • Read about active Gospel non-violence and what it means to be a 'peace church'.
  • Become acquainted with the members of the network and their experiences on the peace church journey.
  • Learn about the ways in which they strive to live their commitment to non-violence on a day-to-day basis.
  • Keep informed about events organised by Church and Peace, its members and partners.
  • Find texts and documents published by Church and Peace.

Church and Peace leaflet (pdf-file)


Conference and Annual General Meeting 2017June, 9-11 at the

Centre Culturel Saint Thomas
67000 Strasbourg
"Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news" (Luke 2,10)
 Reformation 2017: Freed from fear, empowered to nonviolence  
Conference Flyer      Opening Remarks by Antje Heider-Rottwilm

Press release: Use EU funds to strengthen civilian, not military instruments, says Church and Peace (15 June 2017)

Press release: Reformation 2017: Freed from fear, empowered to nonviolence (15 June 2017


Press release: Interfaith and nonviolent: conference in Croatia against nationalism and

                        xenophobia (27 April 2017)
                        Declaration of conference


Press release: "German Mennonite appointed General Secretary for
                          Church and Peace."
                          The European ecumenical peace church network has
                          appointed Ms Lydia Funck to serve as its new
                          General Secretary, beginning 1 April 2017.
                          (30 March 2017)

Press release: "Peace building, sustainable development key to Europe's future, says Church 

                         and Peace" (7 February 2017).
                         Church and Peace response to the Conference of European Churches' open
                         letter "What future for Europe?"

Our Newsletter Winter 2016 can be downloaded.

Britain and Ireland Regional Day
"And they shall live secure" (Micah 5,4)  -  Flyer
This Church and Peace Britain and Ireland day of reflection and discussion will look at what makes us secure, and what makes us insecure, and how the churches can play a prophetic
role in building true security in the region today.
29 October, Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham, UK
Information and registration (by 20 October): Barbara Forbes - forbesbarbarae(at)

Press release: Church and Peace warns against extension of EU's Instrument contributing to
                        Stability and Peace (IcSP) to include military support to third countries
                        (12 October 2016)
                        press article of World Council of Churches

Our Newsletter Summer 2016 can be downloaded.

Press release: A "stronger Europe": security through non-military conflict prevention and
                        resolution. Church and Peace network on the new European Foreign
                        and Security Policy (1 July 2016)

Conference and Annual General Meeting 2016: June, 10-12 at the
Centre Spirituel Diocésain LOISY (near Paris)
"... and they shall live secure" (NRSV) Micah 5:4 - Common security on the basis of nonviolence
   and justice 
Conference Flyer              Documents
Press release on the conference and the vigil at the Eurosatory arms fair

Press release
: Church and Peace AGM to focus on nonviolent responses to terrorism
                        (1 March 2016)
Statement concerning increasing arms trade and military intervention (1 March 2016)

Our Newsletter Winter 2015 can be downloaded.

Press release: Church and Peace calls for comprehensive global climate justice and climate
                        protection treaty to be agreed in Paris (27 October 2015)

Previous News

International Conference - Conférence Internationale - Internationale Tagung - Međunarodna konferencija 2015, Pristina, Kosova: October 7 - 11, 2015

"The fruit of righteousness will be peace
(Is. 32:17) - Living together at the heart
  of Europe"

  Press release
on the International
  Reports and Documents of
the conference



Press release: Church and Peace welcomes Pope Francis’ witness to peace (June 29, 2015)

Our Newsletter June 2015 can be downloaded.

Wilfried Warneck has passed away on March 10, 2015 at the age of 85 in Diemelstadt-Wethen where he has lived for the last 11 years. In the obituary attached we celebrate his life which was dedicated to follow Jesus, his roots in the community life of the Laurentiuskonvent and his tireless engagement to challenge the churches to commit themselves to a biblical life of nonviolence and justice. With deep sadness and thankfulness we are saying farewell.


Advent letter and letter soliciting donations 2014

Press release after the board meeting (November 18, 2014)

Conference and Annual General Meeting 2014May, 23-25 in Baarlo, close to Venlo, Netherlands.
Just Policing and unarmed Intervention: the churches' dialogue on the responsibility to protect (R2P)         Press release      Documents        Conference Flyer
Venue: Kasteel de Berckt, Baarlo

Contribution of Church and Peace to the World Council of Churches' 10th Assembly at Busan, Korea: 'God of Life, make us instruments of your peace and justice' - From Kingston to Busan and Beyond

International conference  31 May - 2 June 2013 at the Community Christusbruderschaft Selbitz, Germany:
'Seek the welfare of the city' - The prophetic mandate of the Church
Press Release June 2013   Documents   Conference Flyer

New pamphlet 'Theology and Peace': 'Peace, reconciliation and justice in the biblical narrative', Neal Blough