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Worship and action ideas for the war on Iraq
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Wage Peace: Possible actions (45k PDF)
Proclaiming Truth and Healing brochure (70k PDF)
Cure our warring madness
Understand the Crisis
|Overview of Iraq|
|The Weeds of War (April 2004) J. Daryl Byler, MCC Washington Office Director|
|Christian Science Monitor, May 2004|
Commentary by Earl and Martin and Pat Hostetter Martin, Harrisonburg, VA: "On Abu Ghraib and war itself: See through relativism of abuse." Pat and Earl worked for Mennonite Central Committee for 25 years. In this article, they ask, "But is the logic of warfare and occupation really wise? Do we really believe that we have created a safer and more stable world because we launched a war in Iraq?
Listening for Hope
|#1 Turn loose our imaginations! (55k PDF or HTML) by Ron Kraybill|
|#2 Cost of the Cross (52k PDF or HTML) by Christie Schmid|
|#3 "Please, you are a message of peace." (57k PDF or HTML) by Esther Epp-Tiessen|
|#4 "The Harvest of War." (54k PDF or HTML) by Titus Peachey|
|#5 Prayer for leaders and right leadership (62k PDF or HTML) by J. Daryl Byler|
|Worshiping with the Psalms in Time of War: Perry Yoder, Professor of Old Testament at AMBS, Elkhart, IN, offers the psalm groupings as a guide for constructing worship services in time of war. First published on the AMBS website, www.ambs.edu|
|Bread for the Enemy|
The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective explanatory comments state that the biblical concept of peace embraces personal peace with God, peace in human relations, peace among nations and peace with God's creation. This volume takes the reader through the Bible exploring traces and hints of this multifaceted peace. Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Introduced at Nashville 2001. 64 pages. Order Now
|Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you|
|Reading for a Nation on the Brink of War (all Bible verses)|
|CPT litany of resistance (15k PDF)|
|Litany for Many Voices: Statement of Faith following September 11 (95k PDF)|
|Blessing of oil lamps for peace in Iraq|
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|Call to Worship: God is our refuge and our strength||A candle lighting litany (for the people of Iraq--rewriting needed for these times) ||Jesus rejected violence (perhaps for children)||A responsive reading based on article 22 of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective regarding peace and justice.|
Youth Peace Education/Registration/Draft
|Peace and Justice Support Network Youth Resources|
|MCC Conscientious Objection|
| Action Alerts (3)|
Bulletin Inserts (13)
Past Programs (3)|
Resource Lists (2)|
Worship Ideas (10)