"War is the most barbarous and least effective way of resolving conflicts"

Pope John Paul II,
1982 World Day of Peace Message


Vatican II: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World See Part 2, Chapter 5
Peace on Earth Pope John XXIII
World Day for Peace Messages Pope Francis
World Day for Peace Messages Pope Benedict XVI
World Day for Peace Messages Pope John Paul II
World Day for Peace Messages Pope Paul VI
The Challenge of Peace US Bishops
Peace Latin American Bishops
Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace Jewish, Muslim and Catholic religious leaders of southeast Texas
For Peace in God's World Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Forgiveness of Sins for Those Who Die in Battle With the Heathen Pope Leo IV (847-855) and Pope John VIII (872-882)
Indulgence for Fighting the Heathen, 878 Pope John II
Peace of God Synod of Charroux, 989 AD
Truce of God Bishopric of Terouanne, 1063 AD


Articles in The Way, an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits
Is there an Ethic of Violence? Walter Wink
Not Peace but the Sword John Dalrymple
The Lord of Peace Michael Barnes
One Road to Peace: Tender Love, Firm Justice Thomas E. Clarke
The Good News of Peace John R. Donahue
The Perpetual Light of Peace Daniel Kendall
Peace in the Power and the Light David Lonsdale
Psalm 85 and the Meaning of Peace Dennis J. McCarthy
Peace in Conflict James McPolin
To Find God in Peace Laurence Murphy
Our Peace and Reconciliation Gerald O'Collins
Peace Through the Cross Patrick Rogers
The Sign of Peace Philip Sheldrake
The Prophetic Combat for Peace Carroll Stuhlmueller
The Peace that Passes Understanding James Walsh
The Blessed Vision of Peace James Walsh
Blessed are the Peacemakers Henry Wansbrough

Articles in Compass Review, a Review of Topical Theology published quarterly by the Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Why Do Humans Commit Violence? Violence, War and Rioting in the Modern World and Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory Joel Hodge
Peace and Violence in Australia Claude Mostowik MSC
Global Friendship: The Christian Perspective Bishop Christopher Prowse
To Build Peace and Bring Hope Mark Raper SJ
What the Just War Tradition Has to Offer Today Bruce Duncan CSsR
Palm Sunday Rally for Peace Claude Mostowik MSC
Love Your Enemies John Ozolins
Weigel on War Andrew Murray SM

Articles from the Berkeley Forum at Georgetown University
Pope Francis and the Future of Peace: Creating a New Society in Northern Ireland Maria Power
Just Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Maryann Cusimano Love
Expansive Love in a Borderless World: Nuclear Disarmament in Fraught Times Emily Welty
Nuclear Disarmament and the Power of the Catholic Church Joan Rohlfing
The Church and Nuclear Disarmament in a Schizophrenic Time Gerard Powers
The Pope and the Bomb Conference: Some Emerging Insights Margaret R. Pfeil
Unlocking the Catholic Potential for Nuclear Disarmament Kevin G. Ahern
A New Theology of Peace and Nonviolence Rick Wayman
In This Nuclear World, I Am My Brother's Keeper Annie Ortega-Shyne
Seeking Hope in Nuclear Disarmament by Escaping Our Limited Context Nate Van Duzer
Pandemic Peacebuilding: A Conversation with Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J. Drew Christiansen
Vatican Peace Diplomacy in Our Present Age of Religious Diplomatic Competition Blandine Chelini-Pont
Vatican Diplomacy: Nuclear Disarmament Part of the Berkley Center's Religion and World Affairs Virtual Course Modules
75 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican Is Providing Moral Guidance on Nuclear Weapons Drew Christiansen, Carole Sargent
75 Years after Hiroshima, How Can We Work toward Pope Francis' Vision of a Nuclear-Free World? Drew Christiansen
The Vatican and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Church's Role in Conflict Resolution. Includes:
  • The Pope's Divisions Robert J. Joustra
  • "Anything Worth Doing..." Drew Christiansen
  • Injecting Morality in Conflict: The Role of Religious and Interreligious Actors in Peacebuilding and Policymaking Mohammed Abu-Nimer
  • Global Conceptions, International Interactions: The Holy See in World Politics Jodok Troy
  • Worldly Power or Vicar of the Prince of Peace? Mary Doak
    The Catholic Church and Nuclear Disarmament. Includes:
  • Clear Moral Guidance Toward Nuclear Abolition Marie Dennis
  • Vatican Official Describes Disarmament Agenda, Appeals to Catholic Education Drew Christiansen
  • Church Sounds Warning on Nuclear Weapons (Once Again) Stephen Colecchi
  • Nuclear Weapons: Built on Fear, So Address the Fear Eli McCarthy
    Japanese and American Catholics Take on the Bomb Drew Christiansen
    It's Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Drew Christiansen
    Time for the Abolition of Nuclear Arms Drew Christiansen
    Seek Peace and Pursue It Drew Christiansen
    Just War in the Twenty-First Century: Nonviolence, Post Bellum Justice, and R2P Drew Christiansen
    The Church Says 'No' to Nuclear Weapons: Pastoral and Moral Implications Drew Christiansen
    A Cyclone of Hope: The Globalization of Hope and the Culture of Peace Drew Christiansen
    The Vatican and the Ban Treaty Drew Christiansen

    Articles in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
    "The High Priest of Deterrence": Sir Michael Quinlan, Nuclear Weapons, and the Just War Tradition Frank L. Jones
    Just War: Catholicism's Contribution to International Law James Gaffney
    Militia vel Malitia: How Can the Military Contribute to a Just Society?Christopher Toner
    Pacifists, Patriots, or Both? Second Thoughts on Pre-Constantinian Early-Christian Attitudes toward Soldiering and War J. Daryl Charles

    Articles in Fulcrum, a journal of Evangelical Anglicans
    Gods of our age: Mars (War and Conflict) Ian Paul
    Five fresh questions about nuclear deterrence David Attwood
    We cannot pretend this violence has nothing to do with religion Jon Kuhrt
    War or Peace? Alan Storkey

    Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
    Authority, Lies, and War: Democracy and the Just War Theory David E. DeCosse
    Violence: Religion, Terror, War Patrick T. McCormick
    John Wyclif: Christian Patience in a Time of War Ian Christopher Levy
    Intervention, Just War, and U.S. National Security Kenneth R. Himes
    Personal Pacifism Kenneth W. Kemp
    The Morality of Humanitarian Intervention Kenneth R. Himes
    The Just-War Theory after the Gulf War John P. Langan
    The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence: A Critical Comment on the Pastoral Letter of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Sir Michael Quinlan
    The Pastoral on Peace: A Response to Sir Michael Quinlan Francis X. Winters
    Counterterror Deterrence/Defense and Just-War Doctrine William V. O'Brien
    War and Peace in American Catholic Thought: A Heritage Abandoned? David Hollenbach
    Whither Nuclear Deterrence? The Moral Debate Continues David Hollenbach
    Christian Pacifism and Just-War Tenets: How Do They Diverge? Richard B. Miller
    Violence and Injustice in Society: Recent Catholic Teaching John P. Langan
    Nuclear Deterrence: Is the War-and-Peace Pastoral Inconsistent? James W. McGray
    Pastoral on War and Peace: Reactions and New Directions John P. Langan
    After Tension, Détente: A Continuing Chronicle of European Episcopal Views on Nuclear Deterrence Francis X. Winters
    Just-War Doctrine in a Nuclear Context William V. O'Brien
    Nuclear Deterrence Morality: Atlantic Community Bishops in Tension Francis X. Winters
    The American Hierarchy and Nuclear Weapons John P. Langan
    Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War: The Shape of the Catholic Debate David Hollenbach
    Just-War Theories: The Bases, Interrelations, Priorities, and Functions of Their Criteria James F. Childress
    War, Conscience, and the Law: The State of the Question John R. Connery
    The Vatican Council on Modern War Paul Ramsey
    Remarks on the Moral Problem of War John Courtney Murray, S.J.
    The Rejection of Military Service by the Early Christians E. A. Ryan
    The Supernatural Value of a Soldier's Death Daniel J. Saunders
    The Morality of Obliteration Bombing John C. Ford

    Articles in SEDOS Bulletin, a forum open to all the Roman Catholic institutes of Consecrated life
    The Contribution of the Interfaith Dialoque Towards a Culture of Peace Jorgen S. Nielsen, page 52
    'Opus solidaritatis pax', Peace is the Fruit of Solidarity: The Spirituality of International Economic Solidarity in the Capuchin Order Helmut Rakowski, OFM Cap, page 191
    Ways of peace and the Mission of the Church Richard Friedli, OP

    Articles in Word & World, a quarterly journal of theology, published by the faculty of Luther Seminary
    "It shall not reach you": Talisman or Vocation? Reading Psalm 91 in Time of War Frederick J. Gaiser
    Preaching the Word in a Culture of Violence Diana Culbertson, OP
    "With whom he was in a state of just war...": A Review of the Just War Tradition James L. Cook
    Violence against Women and Children: How Churches Can Respond Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer
    God and Violence in the Old Testament Terence E. Fretheim
    "The Other Is Given": Religion, War, and Peace Paul R. Sponheim
    Pursuing Peace without Illusions John R. Stumme
    War in the Hebrew Bible and Contemporary Parallels Susan Niditch
    Why Do the Nations Rage in the Name of Religion? Richard E. Wentz
    Yahweh Is a Warrior Richard Nysse
    The Task and Challenge of Prophetic Peacemaking Lowell O. Erdahl

    Articles from the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy
    Just War: Chinese and Western Perspectives Edmund Ryden, page 241
    War and the Problem of Evil: A World without the Possibility of War John L. Yardan, page 145
    Violence, Justice and Human Dignity M. Sastrapratedja, page 23

    Articles in University of St. Thomas Law Journal
    The Catholic Teaching on War and Peace: Its Application to American Foreign Policy after 9/11 Joseph Boyle
    The Peace Ethics of Pope John Paul II Justenhoven Heinz-Gerhard
    Sanctity of Life and Authorization to Kill: Tensions and Developments in the Catholic Ethics of Killing Joseph Boyle

    Articles in SIDIC Periodical, a journal of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion
    The Policy of Peace in Islam Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
    From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth: The Challenge of Peace for Jews, Christians and Muslims Roger Etchegaray
    The Bible and the Transition from a War Culture to a Peace Culture: A Christian Perspective Ernesto Balducci
    Three Kinds of Peace: Shalom -- Shelomot Armand Abecassis
    The Priestly Blessing and the Gift of Peace Lawrence E. Frizzell
    Violence in the Bible: An Interview with Gian Luigi Prato Carmine Di Sante
    Peace and Violence Gleanings - the editors

    Articles in Spirituality Today, a journal of the Chicago Dominican province
    Living Stones Megan McKenna
    New Perspectives for a Theology of Peace Donald Evans
    The Peace of God Mary Ann Fatula, OP
    War in Heaven, Peace on Earth Daniel Berrigan

    Articles in SSRN, composed of a number of specialized research networks
    Christian Pacifism Before Constantine David B. Kopel
    The Pope's Peace and Security Council Resolution 1325 Jane Adolphe

    Articles in Thinking Faith, the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain
    Conscientious Objection Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life
    Faith and the Just War: Time to Think Again? George R. Wilkes

    Articles from Verbum et Ecclesia, an international, South African online journal
    Perceptions about Civil War in Central Africa: Can War Be Justified or Solve Problems? Kitambala Lumbu, Peet van Dyk, Alta van Dyk
    Healing the Nations Karl Dortzbach

    Articles from the Vatican
    Migration with a View to Peace Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao
    Bringing Peoples Together for a Just Peace: Challenges to Tourism in the 21st Century Bro. Anthony Rogers, FSC
    Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Development Pontifical Academy of Science

    Articles in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America
    Catholic Pacifism Peter Riga
    Problems in the morality of warfare Thomas Owen Martin

    Articles in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies
    Visions of Violence: Christianity and Anti-humanism in Patricia Highsmith's Ripliad Scott Dill
    The Role of Deterrence in Buddhist Peace-Building Damien Keown

    Articles in the Journal of Social Encounters
    An Overview of Four Traditions on War and Peace in Christian History Joseph J. Fahey
    Toward an Integral Catholic Peacebuilding Gerard Powers
    Catholic Conscience and Nuclear Weapons Joseph J. Fahey
    Education for Peace-Building and Preventing Extremism Paul Haidostian
    Cultivating Inclusive and Peaceful Communities: Multi-faith Sources of Inspiration Mary Dana Hinton

    Articles in Bible and Interpretation
    God in Conflict: Images of the Divine Warrior in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Texts Scott C. Ryan
    The Ethics of War in Ancient Israel and Assyria Carly L. Crouch
    Jesus as Whippersnapper: John 2:15 and Prophetic Violence Hector Avalos

    Articles from McMaster Divinity College
    Blessed are the Peacemakers: Canadian Pentecostalism and Military Conflict in the Early Twentieth Century Geoffrey Butler
    Continuities in Central Canadian Baptist Responses to War, 1899–1945 Adam D. Rudy

    Articles from other sources
    War in the Bible Thomas Wetzel
    Unity and Peace Rev. Kenneth M. Dos Santos, MIC
    Judah and Benjamin : Evolving a Theology of Peace in Sri Lanka Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Peace Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Celebrating 50 Years Since Pacem in Terris 2013 conference at the University of Notre Dame
    Interior Reconciliation: Adopting a Posture of Peace Kieran Campbell
    Restorative Justice as a Prophetic Path to Peace Stephen J. Pope
    Modern Warfare's Terrible Toll Edward Hadas & Frank Ledwidge
    Violence in the Bible: Towards a Non-Violent Reading Dominic S. Irudayaraj SJ
    Peace through Self-awareness: A Model of Peace Education Based on Buddhist Principles Gereon Kopf
    Ingestion and Gestation: Peacemaking, the Lord's Supper, and the Theotokos in the Mennonite-Anabaptist and Eastern Orthodox Traditions Andrew P. Klager
    Peace by piece: An interview with Maryann Cusimano Love Megan Sweas
    People's Power vs. Nuclear Power: A Conversation Jonathan Schell & Robert S. Boynton
    How Do Believers Deal with Violence in their Scriptures? Andrew Hamilton
    Violence and Christian Social Reconstruction in Africa: On the Resurrection of the Body Emmanuel M Katongole
    Resistance and Nonresistance: New Testament Perspectives on Confronting the Powers Dorothy Jean Weaver
    Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel Nonviolence John Dear
    Seeking peace in a violent world 2005 issue of Promotio Iustitiae. Includes Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ, "War and Peace in the Context of Inter-Religious Dialogue: A Summary View;" Group of 45 Jesuits, "Seeking Peace in a Violent World New Challenges;" Rudolf C. Heredia SJ, "Discernment for Non-Violence. Some Personal Reflections on a Recent Workshop"
    How Can War Be Christian? Robert L. Holmes
    War and Peace in the Thought of Said Nursi Thomas Michel, S.J,
    Religion and Violence A Protestant Christian Perspective S. Wesley Ariarajah
    The Kaduna Peace Declaration of Religious Leaders
    The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace Jorgen S. Nielsen
    Irreconcilable Differences: The Church Should Divorce the Military Michael Gorman
    Arms Reduction and Global Reconstruction Jonathan Larson
    Can a Christian Be a Pacifist? Don Murphy
    The Promise of World Peace Universal House of Justice, Bahá'í World Center
    Peace: Not as the World Gives Vernard Eller
    The Church and Peace Movements in the Past James J. Walsh, page 159
    Peace Adolf Guttmacher, Jewish Encyclopedia
    War: Its Causes, Consequences, Lawfulness, Etc. Quaker Jonathan Dymond
    St. Thomas Aquinas on War
    Peace Ideas The Peace Center, Theosophical Society in the Philippines


    Peaceweb The Ottawa Quakers
    Christian Peacemaker Teams
    Atomic Archive
    The Prince of Peace Plowshares
    The Peace Pilgrim A website of Resources for Peace
    The Nobel Peace Prize
    All Nobel Peace Prizes
    Heroines of Peace: The Nine Nobel Women, 1901-1992
    Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Peace Corps
    Pax Christi USA -- Pax Christi UK
    Project Ploughshares
    Friends for a Non-Violent World
    Nonviolence International
    Fellowship of Reconciliation
    Jewish Peace Fellowship
    War Resisters League
    Peace Brigades International
    Americans for Peace Now
    International Committee for the Peace Council
    Churches for Middle East Peace
    Foundation for Middle East Peace
    Institute for War and Peace Reporting
    The Origami Peace Peace Tree
    Instruments of Peace Prayer Net

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