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Peace Resources

Books, Films, Blogs, and Organizations

Below is a list of organizations, groups, books, films, magazines and other kinds of media that are helpful for continuing participation and conversation around issues of peace: 

General Peace Resources:

Letter from a Birmingham Jail– Martin Luther King, Jr.

JustPeaceCompanion

The Weight of Nothing – story

The Gospel, Nonviolence and Civil Discourse (from Pax Christi)

 

Books:

The Prophetic Imagination– Walter Brueggemann

Preaching God’s Tansforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary, Allen, Andrews, and Ottoni-Wilhelm 

The Violence of Love– Oscar Romero

The Powers That Be– Walter Wink

A Theology of Liberation– Gustavo Gutierrez 

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq– Stephen Kinzer

Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life– Thich Nhat Hanh

The Politics of Jesus– John Howard Yoder

The Peaceable Kingdom– Stanley Hauerwas 

Covenant of Peace– Willard Swartley

The God of Peace– John Dear

 

Films:

Inequality for All

Romero

 

Blogs:

Red Letter Christians

Sojourners

 

Social Justice/Peace Organizations:

 
Witness:

Interfaith Worker Justice

Christian Peacemakers Teams 

Fellowship of Reconciliation 

Muslim Peace Coalition

Religions for Peace

Global Peace Initiatives 

Churches for Middle East Peace

Service:

Disciples Volunteering

Disciples Center for Public Witness

Food Not Bombs

No More Deaths

Annual Events:

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Wild Goose Festival

 

Curriculum (educational activities for groups):

Congo Initiative of Global Ministries 

Human Trafficking resources from Disciples Women’s Ministries

Crossing the Line

ComingOutStars

Gun Violence Prevention (From The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship)

R.E.A.D.Y. (Revolutionary, Engaged and Driven Youth- from UCC files)