Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pentecostal and Charismatics Praying and Working for Peace

Well, this is the last of the Protestant Peace Networks I will be talking about for a while. May 11th is a few hours away and the week of praying for peace is coming to an end.

During my high school years I spent time in a Charismatic, Pentecostal Church. I suppose folks focus on their conservative social agenda but I didn’t. I don’t believe most of the members of our church did. They focused on their faith and the Gifts of the Spirit. And they cared about one another and the world they lived in.

So it should be no surprise at all they also have a Peace Network. Their goals are goals most of us would agree on: sustainable peacemaking, respect for all parties in the Holy land Conflict, ethnic reconciliation, developing women in leadership, nonviolent leadership.

Finally, they publish Pax Pneuma: the Journal for Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice. All of the resources are biblically based. We Catholics focus on Scripture and Tradition, this group’s focus is on Scripture.

In so many ways there are ample opportunities for all of us to work together for peace. It is clear that the forces of violence and intolerance are cooperating with one another. It is time that we come together as true brothers and sisters and let the world see what happens when the power of LOVE is lived and released.

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