FWCC and Peace
Because of its connections with the broad spectrum of Friends, FWCC Section of the Americas is uniquely placed to address the concerns and testimonies that are shared by Friends.
2010 Latin American Historic Peace Churches Conference on Peace
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
FWCC provided funding and delegates from Friends' groups in Latin America to attend this historic event.
Epistle, December 2010
WE, seventy-four sisters and brothers, representatives of the Historic Peace Churches (Mennonites, Religious Society of Friends and Brethren) from 18 countries of Southern, Central and North America and the Caribbean, and from our different cultures, have met in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from November 27 to December 2, under the theme "Hunger for Peace: Faces, Paths, Cultures," to share experiences and testimonies of our peace efforts from our different contexts, with their pains and joys, honoring the memory of men and women who have given their lives seeking and building peace with justice. We worked within the ecumenical context of the "Decade to Overcome Violence 2001-2010" as churches seeking reconciliation and peace. [Read the full text]
2003 FWCC Peace Conference
Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
In January 2003 over 250 Friends representing almost every yearly meeting in the US and Canada met to find the spiritual grounding for affirming the peace testimony. The conference challenged and motivated Friends of all ages, including a large group of young adults.
Friends' Peace Witness in a Time of Crisis, published by FWCC in 2005, contains the talks and essays presented at this conference. [order book here]
A set of five CDs with the live recordings is also available. [order CDs here]