Active Peacemaking

Quakers have been committed to active peacemaking since their inception in the mid-1600s. Our understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ leads us to work for peace and to address the causes of violence. This is not a passive response to uncomfortable situations, but an active response that often moves us beyond what is comfortable. We offer this information as a challenge to action and obedience.

This section is dedicated to exploring proactive ways to respond to violence and injustice. It is intended as a resource.

May Christ lead us further into Truth and the peaceable kingdom which he desires.

Peacemaking Resources

To be a peacekeeper is not to be passive. Instead, it requires difficult and tenacious activity. Peace is to be pursued.

Here are a few resources we have found helpful:

Resources for Local Education and Discussion

  1. Curriculum

  2. Youth retreat outline

Middle East Resources:

  1. Videos

  2. Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center

  3. The Palestine Monitor: The Voice of Civil Society

  4. Amnesty International

  5. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

  6. Rabbis for Human Rights