Responsiblity for peacebuilding extends to all religious beliefs

Numerous inspiring and challenging stories of peace building and Christians' responsibility to create conditions for peace have been the focus of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in Kingston Jamaica, May 17 - 25, 2011.

In a story about the event at Bridgefolk, blogger GWS writes, "Dr, Deborah Weissman, who also lives in Jerusalem and serves as president of the International Council of Christians and Jews broadened the issue beyond the church saying that some faith communities seize on 'absolute truths' and leave no room for questioning authority.

"'Throughout the world today, in the name of religion, atrocities have been committed. In many places, there is an unholy alliance between faith and extreme violence,' she said."

IEPC is a project of the Decade to Overcome Violence, an iniative of the World Council of Churches.