• Echoes Magazine: Issue 18/2000 on the subject of Violence

      WCC Cluster on Issues and Themes (ECHOES - World Council of Churches, 2000)
      When power is used to serve life it creates good, when it is used to serve death it creates violence. In this conflict God is not neutral, God condemns power in the service of death and upholds the pillars of love-truth-justice and human dignity Today the power of the globalised economy generates violence. The foreign debts of countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa in particular are producing such extremes of poverty and human destitution that one Anglican bishop has denounced this as the new slavery. Never before in history have some 1000 million people in the world been affected by such a degree of violence. Military power and the manufacture of weapons are a continuing harsh reality, fed by conflicts around the world where huge profits are to be made. The political power of the rich nations determines the life and decisions of the impoverished countries. The power of racism and sexism go on generating violence against women, Black and Indigenous peoples.
    • World report on violence and health

      Krug, Etienne G.; Dahlberg, Linda L.; Mercy, James A.; Zwi, Anthony B. (World Health Organization, 2002)
      The World report on violence and health is the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale – what it is, whom it affects and what can be done about it. Three years in the making, the report benefited from the participation of over 160 experts from around the world, receiving both peer-review from scientists and contributions and comments from representatives of all the world’s regions.
    • Why Violence? Why not Peace?

      Mavunduse, Diana; Oxley, Simon (World Council of Churches, 2003)
    • Ein gewalttätiger Jesus?

      WCC Programmes, 2006-01-01
      A Bible study on Matthews 21:12-17
    • Intimate Encounters: Communication for Transformation and Overcoming Violence

      WCC Programmes, 2006-01-01
      The First Preacher of the Good News of Jesus, the Christ, John 4: 1-39, by Rev. Judith VanOsdol, Lutheran Pastor, Women's Ministries and Gender Justice Desk, Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI
    • Three Models of Manhood: In Search of Real Men

      WCC Programmes, 2006-01-01
      Bible study by Prof TS Maluleke
    • Talitha Cum: The raising up of Women and Girls to Overcome Violence

      WCC Programmes, 2006-01-01
      Bible study by Rev. Judith VanOsdol, Lutheran Pastor, Women's Ministries and Gender Justice Desk, Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI.
    • DOV Midterm: Call to Recommitment

      WCC Programmes, 2006-09-30
      This document attempts to capture the learnings, the dynamics and the results of the first part of the Decade. Moreover, it is a reminder that the Decade is by no means over. In September 2005 it was submitted to the executive committee which affirmed its content with the understanding that it will be given to the delegates in the context of the plenary on the Decade to Overcome Violence as a call to recommitment for the churches.
    • DOV Midterm: Back-ground document

      WCC Programmes, 2006-09-30
      This is a back-ground document shared for information and for continued work in shaping the Decade to Overcome Violence. It raises questions that may allow an interim assessment and points to the course that might be followed during the remaining five-year period, so as to carry the effort of overcoming violence beyond the Decade.
    • Young People and Loneliness

      International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 2007-07-15
      Paper presented by Fr. Stavros Kofina during the 2ndInternational Youth Conference in Istanbul (Turkey)
    • Sri Lanka Living Letters visit - Report

      International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 2007-08-31
    • Ehre sei Gott und Friede auf Erden

      International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 2007-09-13
    • United States Living Letters visit - Report

      International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 2007-09-30
      The Living Letters team visit to the US, as part of the Decade to Overcome Violence and its journey leading up to the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) (www.overcomingviolence.org/iepc), found peace and non-violence the main foci of the visit. This was the second such visit in 2007, after a visit by another team to Sri Lanka.
    • Human Dignity and War: Christian Churches Perspective

      WCC Programmes, 2007-10-13
      This presentation was held by Ms. Semegnish Asfaw, WCC Research Associate, at the 2nd International Course for the formation of Catholic Military Chaplains to Humanitarian Law
    • Consultation report - Healing of Memories (Dublin, Oct. 2007)

      International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 2007-11-04
    • Christian Discipleship in a broken world - A Statement on Peace Building

      World Council of Churches (2008)
      The Statement on Peace Building by the Participants of the Seminar“Religions: Instruments of Peace or Causes of Conflicts?” was an outcome of the Bossey International Seminar on “Religions: Instruments of Peace or Causes of Conflicts?” The seminar which was held from the 11-16 May, 2008 brought together participants from various countries and regions of the globe, representing contexts in which violence has sadly become a daily reality.
    • In vierzig Monaten: Ökumenische Friedenskonvokation

      International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 2008-01-01