Madison Mennonite Church
P.O. Box 44522  Madison, WI 53744  tel.(608)276-7680

Why Do Mennonites Work For Peace?

Mennonites believe that peace is an essential part of the good news of Jesus. Most Mennonites get their primary ideas about peace from what Jesus said and how he lived

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God"
(Matthew 5:9).

"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”
(Luke 6: 27.).

We see Jesus' message of peace in his teachings and also in the way he treated others, including those who put him on trial. Although he talked often of peace, Jesus was not passive. Indeed, his challenges to the religious and political leaders of his day led to his death. In raising Jesus from the dead, God showed for all time that love will triumph over evil and violence.

Mennonites try to show God’s love in their actions, working to eliminate war, violence, and injustice.

(Adapted from Third Way Café website.)

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