All Saints Advocates for Peace

peace pole

Peace poles symbolize the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace.

All Saints Advocates for Peace – A.S.A.P.

All Saints Lutheran Church has had an active peace team since 2003. Commonly referred to as A.S.A.P., All Saints Advocates for Peace promotes peacemaking through prayer, fellowship, forums, community involvement, advocacy, and outreach.

Mission Statement

All Saints Advocates for Peace (A.S.A.P.) is a team of All Saints Lutheran Church members who seek to continue Jesus’ ministry of peace and social justice. We support the ELCA Social Statement “For Peace in God’s World”*

“We affirm that earthly peace is built on the unity and goodness of created existence, the oneness of humanity and the dignity of every person…
We also advocate an earthly peace that builds on freedom and responsibility, encourages compassion, and embraces justice and care of the earth…
an earthly peace provides security from violence and aggression, seeks just order, and defends and enhances the life of people who are poor or powerless…”
*From ELCA Social Statement on “For Peace in God’s World” 1995
http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Social-Statements/Peace.aspx

All Saints Peace Team Activities

Days of Prayer for Colombia

Colombia’s faith communities stand firmly for peace amidst grueling violence.  Now they ask faith communities across the U.S. to join them in this year’s Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia. Women involved with Organización Femenina Popular have been intimidated and their families threatened because they seek peace in their country. You can help with prayer and by sending a letter to the Colombian Consulate. Check here for the mailing address and more details.

Participation

All Saints Peace Team participates in peace-related activities with other groups.  Click here to see more  about those activities.

Forums and Speakers

Click here to view Past Forums and Speakers

Education and Advocacy

All Saints Advocates for Peace have sponsored many peace-building activities.  Click here to learn more about those activities.

References to Peace in Scripture

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

“Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. ” 2 Corinthians 13:11b

“Seek peace and pursue it.” 1 Peter 3:11b

“Be at peace with one another.” Mark 9:50

Please visit www.ThePeaceAlliance.org for further information.