Interchurch Peace Initiatives

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) arose from a call at Mennonite World Conference in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war. Initiated by Mennonites, Brethren and Quakers with broad ecumenical participation, CPT’s ministry of Biblically-based and spiritually-centered peacemaking emphasizes creative public witness, nonviolent direct action and protection of human rights. Mennonite Church USA is one of several officially-endorsing denominations and groups.

Christian Peace Circle

Representatives of denominational peace fellowships, some denominational peace staff, Historic Peace Churches and other networks meet periodically for a retreat, in order to share information, build relationships and explore common initiatives.