'Are you concerned about war and terrorism? Troubled by increasing violence in our streets and among the nations? Burdened that those who say they follow the Prince of Peace have not been an effective force for peace? – We think it’s time to change this!'
On September 14th, 2012, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Peace Catalyst International, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, Sojourners, and Evangelicals for Social Action host ‘Evangelicals for Peace: A Summit on Christian Moral Responsibility in the 21st Century’ at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
The goal of this momentous event is…
…to birth and build a network of evangelical scholars and activists committed to the pursuit of a biblical, comprehensive, and proactive peace
…to reduce violence, work toward human flourishing, and prevent war
…to mobilize and educate a new generation of evangelicals committed to the pursuit of peace
…to convene a gathering of non-profit and pastoral leaders who are actively working for peace with justice throughout the world
…to give a special focus on peace as it relates to U.S. Foreign Policy
Geoff Tunnicliffe, D.Min., CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance, representing 600 million Evangelicals
David Gushee, Ph.D., Professor of Ethics at Mercer University and co-author of Kingdom Ethics
Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and author of numerous books, including God’s Politics
Douglas Johnston, Ph.D., President of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
Lisa Sharon Harper, director of Mobilizing at Sojourners and co-author of Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics
Bob Roberts Jr., D.Min., Senior Pastor of NorthWood Church and author of numerous books, including Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World
David Beasley, former Republican Governor of South Carolina & National Prayer Breakfast activist
Glen Stassen, Ph.D., Professor of Ethics at Fuller Seminary and editor of Just Peacemaking
Sami Awad, Executive Director of Holy Land Trust
Eric Patterson, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
David W. Shenk, Ph.D., Global Consultant with Eastern Mennonites and co-author of A Muslim and Christian in Dialogue
Lisa Gibson, J.D., Executive Director of Peace and Prosperity Alliance and author of Life in Death: A Journey From Terrorism to Triumph
Watch the video of Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the WEA, speaking about WEA’s Peace and Reconciliation Initiative, recent peace building projects, and the event 'Evangelicals for Peace' (6:30 min). (A shorter version (0:55 min) can be viewed here.)