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CHRISTIANITY AND WAR WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THIS ISSUE? anglicanpeacemaker.org.uk Title and name ......................................................................................... Address ............................................................................................................ Postcode ......................................................................................................... Tel ........................................................................................................................ Email ................................................................................................................. If joining APF, please add: Year of birth .................................... Diocese ....................................... I enclose ............................................. as my rst subscription (Cheques payable to Anglican Pacist Fellowship. There is no xed subscription: please give as you are able.) please tick all appropriate P I am a UK income tax payer and wish to subscribe under the Gift Aid scheme, so that APF can recover tax PI wish to give regularly by standing order P I would like the APF badge I heard of the APF through ........................................................... Signed .............................................................................................................. Date ....................................................... The Anglican Pacist Fellowship is Registered Charity no. 209610 Art work in the NCPO Peace Zone at the annual Greenbelt Festival APF MEMBERS: MAINTAIN A PACIFIST WITNESS within the Anglican Communion, from parish level to the General Synod; and at the Lambeth Conference. TAKE THE MESSAGE OF PEACE TO YOUNG PEOPLE in schools and colleges, as part of the Peace Education Network. CAMPAIGN AGAINST WAR AND MILITARISM , by all possible (peaceful) means including participation at political protests and demonstrations. ORGANISE AND RUN EVENTS AT GATHERINGS , such as the Greenbelt Arts Festival, in collaboration with other member of the Network of Christian Peace Organisations. SUPPORT THE WORK OF NON- CHRISTIAN ORGANISATIONS working for world peace, notably Campaign Against Arms Trade and War Resisters’ International. TAKE A GLOBAL VIEW OF THE POLITICS OF PEACEMAKING , encouraging and supporting those working for peace and reconcilliation around the world. COULD YOU HELP? At the last Lambeth Conference. With the Archbishop of Canterbury are Bishop Colin Scott (APF counsellor),Tony Kempster (APF general secretary), Mary Roe (APF chairperson) and Chris Barfoot (APF New Zealand secretary). “Throne of weapons” at the British Museum. It is the product of the Transforming Arms into Tools (TAE) Project established in 1995 in Maputo, Mozambique by Bishop Dinis Singulane, an APF counsellor, with the support of Christian Aid. Working with Alive & Kicking to distribute peace balls for groups in Africa APF THE ANGLICAN PACIFIST FELLOWSHIP APF THE ANGLICAN PACIFIST FELLOWSHIP
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  • C H R I S T I A N I T YA N D WA R

    W H E R E D O YO U S TA N D O N T H I S I S S U E ?

    a n g l i c a n p e a c e m a k e r. o r g . u k

    Title and name .........................................................................................

    Address ............................................................................................................

    Postcode .........................................................................................................

    Tel ........................................................................................................................

    Email .................................................................................................................

    If joining APF, please add:

    Year of birth....................................Diocese .......................................

    I enclose ............................................. as my first subscription(Cheques payable to Anglican Pacifist Fellowship. There is no fixed subscription: please give as you are able.)

    please tick all appropriate

    I am a UK income tax payer and wish to subscribe under the Gift Aid scheme, so that APF can recover tax

    I wish to give regularly by standing order

    I would like the APF badge

    I heard of the APF through...........................................................

    Signed ..............................................................................................................

    Date .......................................................

    The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship is Registered Charity no. 209610

    Art work in the NCPO Peace Zone at the annual

    Greenbelt Festival

    A P F M E M B E R S :

    ● M A I N TA I N A PAC I F I S T W I T N E S S within the Anglican Communion, from parish level to the General Synod; and at the Lambeth Conference.

    ● TA K E T H E M E S S AG E O F P E AC E TO YO U N G P E O P L E in schools and colleges, as part of the Peace Education Network.

    ● C A M PA I G N AG A I N S T WA R A N D M I L I TA R I S M , by all possible (peaceful) means including participation at political protests and demonstrations.

    ● O R G A N I S E A N D RU N E V E N T S AT G AT H E R I N G S , such as the Greenbelt Arts Festival, in collaboration with other member of the Network of Christian Peace Organisations.

    ● S U P P O RT T H E WO R K O F N O N -C H R I S T I A N O R G A N I S AT I O N S working for world peace, notably Campaign Against Arms Trade and War Resisters’ International.

    ● TA K E A G L O B A L V I E W O F T H E P O L I T I C S O F P E AC E M A K I N G , encouraging and supporting those working for peace and reconcilliation around the world.

    C O U L D YO U H E L P ?

    At the last Lambeth Conference. With the Archbishop of Canterbury are Bishop Colin Scott (APF counsellor), Tony Kempster (APF general secretary), Mary Roe (APF chairperson) and Chris Barfoot (APF New Zealand secretary).

    “Throne of weapons” at the British Museum. It is the product of the

    Transforming Arms into Tools (TAE) Project established in 1995

    in Maputo, Mozambique by Bishop Dinis Singulane, an APF counsellor,

    with the support of Christian Aid.

    Working with Alive & Kicking to

    distribute peace balls for groups in Africa

    APF

    T H E A N G L I C A N PAC I F I S T F E L L OW S H I P

    APF

    T H E A N G L I C A N PAC I F I S T F E L L OW S H I P

  • ‘We believe that as Christians we are called to follow the way of Jesus in loving our enemies and becoming peacemakers. We work to transform our Anglican Communion and the world to overcome those factors that lead to war within and between nations.’

    If you are in agreement with this statement, you can join us as a member. If you are sympathetic, but do not feel you can fully commit to this statement, you can join as an associate member, and still take a full part in our activities.

    Please tick the appropriate box and fill in your details overleaf.

    I wish to become a member

    I wish to become an associate

    I wish to receive more information about APF

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    T H E A N G L I C A N PAC I F I S T F E L L OW S H I PAPF IS A BODY OF PEOPLE WITHIN THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION WHO REJECT WAR AS A WAY OF SOLVING INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES, AND BELIEVE THAT PEACE AND JUSTICE SHOULD BE SOUGHT THROUGH NONVIOLENT MEANS. OUR POSITION ACCORDS WITH RESOLUTION 25 OF THE1938 LAMBETH CONFERENCE WHICH WAS REAFFIRMED AT SIX SUBSEQUENT CONFERENCES.

    We were established in 1937, and currently have some 1100 members in over 30 countries, as well as a sister organisation, the EPF, in the USA.

    We founded the Week of Prayer for World Peace (October each year), and continue to have close ties with it.

    We are a member of the Network of Christian Peace Organisations, the Network for Peace and the International Peace Bureau (a Nobel Laureate organisation based in Geneva)

    Our newsletter is published three times a year. This describes APF’s activities, and carries articles on the major peace issues of the day and also related items on music, films and the arts generally.

    A M E S S AG E O F L OV ECentral to Jesus’s teaching is the message of love, for God, and our neighbours including specifically our enemies. We are to do good to those who attack us, and not return violence with violence.

    This message is all the more urgent in today’s world, with state violence and injustice creating terrorism, with the flourishing arms trade and many intrastate wars, and with nuclear weapons which threaten humanity’s very survival.

    Military means fail to bring lasting solutions and may bring about the extinction of humanity.

    W E B E L I E V E :

    • JESUS’S TEACHING IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE WAGING OF WAR

    • A CHRISTIAN CHURCH SHOULD NOT SUPPORT OR JUSTIFY WAR

    • ACTIVE OPPOSITION TO WAR SHOULD BE CENTRAL TO OUR CHRISTIAN WITNESS.

    D O YO U AG R E E ?

    J O I N U S O R R E Q U E S T M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N

    AnglicanTHEP E AC E M A K E RAPF

    The newsletter of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship December 2015

    IPB’s exhibition “Making peace” in Geneva (2010), to mark the centenary of its award of the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Annual witness at the Innocent Victims’ memorial outside Westminster Abbey on Holy Innocents’ Day with Canon Robert Reiss (second left).

    Chris Barfoot, Joyce Smith with Bishop Peter Price (APF Bishop Protector) at the APF stand at the last Lambeth conference.

    Blockade of one of the gates at The Atomic Weapon’s Establishment, Burghfield.

    Annual ceremony in Tavistock Square, London to mark International Conscientious Objectors’ Day. Sue Gilmurray (APF membership secretary) and the political choir, Raised Voices lead the singing.

    APF

    T H E A N G L I C A N PAC I F I S T F E L L OW S H I P