War & Peace – Why We Care

When we tune in to the news, sometimes it can feel like war is everywhere and there is nothing we can do about it.

We live in a broken world where we experience and contribute to conflict on a daily basis. While military conflict may not directly affect your life, on a smaller scale there is often conflict within our families, communities, and between the people we come in to contact with every day.

Amidst the conflict and brokenness, we are called to be peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”.

“The Salvation Army believes it is God’s intention for all people in all their relationships to experience peace that is just, sustainable and leads to fullness of life. The causes of violent conflict are always complex and multifaceted. The Salvation Army disagrees with those who argue that violence is inherent to religious belief. Jesus proclaimed a gospel of peace. Despite knowing that there would perpetually be troubles in this world, Jesus declared that human peacemaking in a troubled world is blessed by God.”[1]

Check out the articles in this category to read more on a Christian perspective of war and conflict, and how we can contribute to peace in our world.

[1] The Salvation Army Positional Statement: Peacemaking


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