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Fear not: Seek peace

fear not seek peace

Seek peace in our world

Let’s Talk Peace is an invitation to conversation about Christ’s call to be a people of peace in the context of war, militarism and empire.  Invite a speaker to your community from the more than 30 profiles of available speakers at: www.mcc.org/fearnot/speakers .  Prepare to be stirred and challenged!

Workshop resources on war taxes and the federal budget

Peace Projects: alternative giving options during tax season

Advocacy materials

 

Free poster and advocacy postcards available at:

https://resources.mcc.org/content/every-gun-peace-poster

 

Introduction to campaign

Do not fear, for I am with you. –Isaiah 41:10a

Waiting in exile God’s people were reassured, “Do not fear, for I am with you.” These words still resonate powerfully today. We live in a world of fear—fear of death, fear of personal assault, fear of terrorism and losing what we have.

Some level of fear is healthy. It keeps us from doing unwise things and grows out of concern for our own safety and the protection of those we love. But it must not become an idol and keep us from experiencing the abundant life God desires for us.

The Bible offers us an alternative way of understanding security, promising that God is present with us. Because of this we need not live in fear and can put our trust in God, rather than in human rulers or weapons.

This MCC U.S. campaign provides educational materials, worship and advocacy resources focused on domestic violence, gun violence and U.S. militarism.

Join us as we explore ways to seek peace in our homes, communities and world.    

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Seek peace...in our homes

Domestic violence involves someone hurting or degrading another in order to gain control over them. It may be emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual, and often occurs in a pattern which is regular and repeated.    

...in our communities

Gun violence is epidemic in the United States. With approximately 30,000 gun deaths each year, the church says “it doesn’t have to be this way. We can do something.” Will you help us turn the tide?

...in our world

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 countries combined. Ironically, we still live in fear.             

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Study

PeaceParts toolkit

Thermostat: How can we turn toward peace in a time of fear?

Links

MCC international peace programming

MCC U.S. peace education

Forum for biblical reflections

Reflections on urban peacebuilding: An interview with Alix Lozano, Mennonite theologian, Bogota, Colombia

Sermon: There is no fear in love by Rachel Epp Miller, San Antonio Mennonite Church

Reflection: Perfect love drives out fear by Jacob Evers, GracePoint Church

Communion reflection: The power of love by J. Daryl Byler, MCC representative for Iraq, Iran and Jordan

If you would like to submit a biblical reflection for posting, please contact us.

Recursos en español

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