Working for peace requires inspirations and non-violent peace service needs spirituality of peace. As individuals of different religious, humanistic and political affiliations we seek for what unites us and what promotes peace. In our community, in open dialogue as well as in our day to day activities we find the strength to resist violence.
Together, ecumenical, open for dialogue
For EIRENE peace spirituality means the search and the practice of an attitude, which renounces violence. We hope – and reinforce each other in our hope - for peace. We convert our hope into concrete peace work.
To renounce violence is a multi-dimensional task. Violence can be renounced for scientific reasons, as it does not make a positive contribution to peace. Violence can be renounced for political reasons, because it ties up an enormous amount of resources and impedes alternatives. Violence can be renounced emotionally, because it scares and harms. Violence can be renounced for ideological reasons, as it does not conform with human rights, because it breaks the solidarity between all human beings or because it is contradictory to religious values and beliefs.
- Our basic Principles 2017pdf, 233.88 KB