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A Christian Spirituality of Peace and Justice in a Violent World

Demetrios, Archbishop
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) In Emmanuel Clapsis, ed., Violence and Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Conversation. Geneva, Switzerland: Holy Cross Orthodox Press. Pp. 1-7.

“In order to answer these difficult questions, we as Christians and churches in a violent world must understand the significance of our spirituality of peace and justice. We must examine carefully the foundations of a Christian spirituality of peace and justice as revealed to us by Christ and through the witness of the great Saints, Teachers, and Martyrs of the Church. By looking to the foundation of our faith we can know the true definition of peace and justice, the significance of these for our lives, relationships and hopes, and how these are offered to our world. This is an essential place to begin in examining any relationship between Christian spirituality and violence. And let us begin by first examining a basic aspect of this relationship, namely, peace and justice in the teachings and ministry of Christ.” (Abstract)


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