Introducing: Evangelicals for Peace
by Joshua Carson
The Sider Center and ESA are very excited to introduce you to Evangelicals for Peace. EfP is a network of evangelical organizations that seeks to prevent violence and pursue and promote peace across the world. Their mission statement states:
Evangelicals for Peace educates, equips and mobilizes the body of Christ to advance solutions to violent conflict, foreign and security policies that encourage justice and peace, and the reconciliation of global enemies.
EfP's work is deeply connected to the Person of Jesus Christ and seeks to live out the ways of our Lord and Savior in the midst of a complex and violent world. They are committed to representing the diverse spectrum of evangelical perspectives on violence and peace, acknowledging the evangelical approaches of just war, pacifism, and just peacemaking.
Evangelicals for Peace currently consists of nine evangelical organizations:
- National Association of Evangelicals
- World Vision
- Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding
- The Global Immersion Project
- Peace Catalyst International
- World Relief
- The Sider Center
We at the Sider Center are very excited to partner with these organizations as we join in Christ's work of peacemaking. As the season of Advent closes and we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace who brings peace on earth, we are excited to partner with EfP in wrapping up 2015 with #prayfortheworld, a 5-day campaign that helps us to focus on praying for the five most violent countries on earth. From December 27th to 31st we will pray for Syria, South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, & Afghanistan. You can look for prayer guides each day on the Evangelicals for Peace website, or check our Facebook & Twitter accounts daily as we share the guides and join together in prayer. We ask you to share these resources with your friends and family and online, using #prayfortheworld, so that we might join in solidarity with these nations and pray for the peace of Christ to reign in their midst.