Source: (2007) Geneva 2, Switzerland: World Council of Churches.

"What is the relationship of our Christian faith to the violence we see in the world? How do we respond to violence in a manner that is rooted in our faith and our relationship to God? In this relationship with a God of peace and justice, how do we experience peace and justice in our own lives and labour so that they may be realised in the lives of others, in our communities, and in our world? These are some of the questions addressed by a number of theologians and lay people from different Christian traditions when they met in 2005 for an ecumenical conversation on Violence and Christian Spirituality. Edited by the Orthodox theologian, Fr. Emmanuel Clapsis, their papers cover issues such as Christian witness in overcoming violence, including reference to the World Council of Churches' Decade to Oversome Violence (2001-2010), the churches; response to domestic violence, religious freedom and human rights, and contributions towards an ecumenical spirituality for a culture of peace." (Editor's Abstract)