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International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

Kingston, Jamaica, 2011. May 17-24

The IEPC will encourage churches to reflect and promote peace and justice in their lives and in their theologies. Jesus’ great commandment “Love your neighbour as yourself” is a guiding light for the gathering and its four main themes: “Peace in the Community”, “Peace with the Earth”, “Peace in the Marketplace” and “Peace among the Peoples”.

The World Council of Churches’ 9th Assembly (Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 2006) decided that “the conclusion of DOV be marked by an International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC)”. The Assembly also called for “a process of wide consultation to be undertaken toward developing an ecumenical declaration on “just peace”. This consultative process leading up to the IEPC allows for broad participation with many entry points, and covers a wide spectrum of thematic and methodological approaches.

The IEPC will bring together a wide spectrum of people witnessing to the peace of God as a gift and responsibility of the entire human family. It seeks to strengthen the church’s position on peace, provide opportunities for networking and deepening our common commitment to the processes of reconciliation and just peace.

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