Images of God and Nonviolence

Church and Peace will gather online for its 2021 AGM and international conference.

Join them from 2-5 September 2021 for inputs, workshops, encounters and exchange as we explore the relation between ‘Images of God and Nonviolence’.

This challenging theological theme raises the question of the (widespread patriarchal) image of God: Is there a direct relationship between the image of God and the promotion of violence or nonviolence? Which images of God promote nonviolence? Has peace theology overcome the patriarchal image of God?

Against this background we ask ourselves: What image of God do I have? How do I talk about and with God? How does this shape my commitment to peace? What understanding of God is expressed in the liturgical language and tradition of my community? How we contribute to our groups, communities and churches developing a (gender) just theology of peace, a just (liturgical) language and attitudes?

We (also) consider the conference theme as a contribution to putting into action UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and later UN resolutions in the context of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. These call for more protection for women from sexual and gender-based violence in conflict situations, promotion of political participation of women, prevention of violence against women through the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality, as well as gender mainstreaming in all areas related to peace and security.

Find the programme details on the website and register now!