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Fear not: Seek peace in our world

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The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save. Our soul waits for the LORD, who is our help and shield. – Psalm 33:17, 20

The United States is the world’s military superpower. With U.S. military bases in more than 150 countries, the U.S. spends more on its military than nearly all other nations of the world combined. Ironically, we still live in fear.

U.S. militarism is felt in many ways: military aid that fuels the civil war in Colombia; the militarized border with Mexico; thousands of troops present in Afghanistan; and needs that go unmet in U.S. communities while the military enjoys increased funding.

As noted by the Psalmist, military strength is a vain hope for security. Join us as we explore ways to build a worldwide community that is peaceful and secure, recognizing that in our weakness, God's true strength is revealed (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).


Conscientious objection

What is a cluster bomb?

The budget in pennies


Peace Sunday resources for 2013

Worship resources 

Complete worship service, including ideas for responding to worship with action

Additional resources

Contains children's stories, sermon seeds, prayers for peace, readers theater, songs, and a resource on remembering the sorrow of war.

Additional prayers for peace in our world


Support MCC's peace programming around the world

Current MCC peace projects addressing militarism:

Iraq: Peace school for children

Cluster bomb advocacy

Advocate for change

Send an email to your Members of Congress urging them to cut the Pentagon budget.