Peace Sunday is observed on the
Sunday preceding the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.
The Peace and Justice Support Network creates worship materials that
congregations may use on this or any Sunday throughout the year. Peace Sunday
is an annual opportunity to acknowledge and respond to the violence that
continues to be our culture’s all-too-frequent response to conflict.
In these fractious times in our
nation and across the globe, there is no better group to partner with on these
materials than Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). CPT’s long history of
Jesus-centered, nonviolent response to conflict offers wisdom and inspiration
to the church. Our faith can and should make a difference in the world. CPT can
show us how.
I encourage you to observe Peace
Sunday this year on Sept. 17 and engage with these worship materials developed by
Christian Peacemaker Teams. May they inspire you and your church to take new,
bold steps on the path of peacemaking.