Peacemaking Sunday

Peacemaking Sunday is held each year on the nearest Sunday to the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September. The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church provide material each year for a service, including hymns, prayers, reflections and a visual meditation.


Key Resource

Walk for Peace – Peacemaking Sunday, 20 September 2015

jpit-peacemaking-sunday-2015-walk-for-peaceThe theme for this year’s resources is “Walk for Peace”. They particularly draw on the “Kenyan Champions Walk for Peace” undertaken by world-famous athletes, including Ezekiel Kemboi, Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, who led a 22-day “walk for peace” ending on 6 August 2015 across northern Kenya to raise money and awareness for the peace education programmes their communities so desperately need to curb rising inter-ethnic violence.

Walk for Peace – Peacemaking Sunday Service outline (Word doc version)
Walk for Peace – Peacemaking Sunday Service outline (Pdf version)

Walk for Peace – Peacemaking Sunday Powerpoint presentation

Walk for Peace – Peacemaking Sunday footprint templates (Pdf)

The walk and related work is supported by the Aegis Trust, a British charity that campaigns against genocide.

This service outline has been prepared by Ruby Beech, past Vice-President of Methodist Conference with support from David Brown of Aegis Trust.  It should be adapted to meet the needs and worship patterns of your congregation.

 

 

 

 


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