Last month the Friends of Illinois Yearly Meeting gathered at our historic meeting house outside of McNabb, IL to hold the Annual Session. During this time together, business was conducted and resources shared, including a document from the World Council of Churches called, “An Ecumenical Call to Just Peace.”
ILYM Peace Resources Committee has been asked to further distribute this document widely for consideration. Authored in February 2011, the Preamble includes the decree:
Aware that the promise of peace is a core value of all religions, [this Call] reaches out to all who seek peace according to their own religious traditions and commitments. [sic] The call is … commended for study, reflection, collaboration and common action.
We share it with you here, recommending it for study by individual Friends and monthly Meetings. If led, also share your reflections here by Leaving a Reply. Specifically, the Yearly Meeting has asked PRC to present a workshop on this subject at Annual Session next summer leading us to ask: what discussions would you like to see us facilitate as part of that experience?
DOWNLOAD HERE: An Ecumenical Call to Just Peace