Religions contribute to wars, but they can also contribute to peace. They are its necessary foundation. Here eight different religions join together in peace to pray for peace. Under the auspices of the interfaith organization, The Week of Prayer for World Peace, they bring home vividly the love that is God and the horror that is war. It is not only inner peace - tranquillity of soul and mind - which is being sought here, but an end to agony and bloodshed, physical and psychological torture, abuse of every kind taking place in the world of men, women and children.
This is a very practical prayer book, earthed in the pain of being human. Peace itself comes in many different forms, and the book is arranged to be flexible and comprehensive, ideal for individual or group use. It consists of seven weeks of prayer, each of which contains eight "days" of prayers and intercessions on particular themes connected with the overall theme of "Peace on earth and goodwill towards mankind".
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An eight-week cycle of prayers taken from different traditions and arranged in themes. This is a book to keep by the bedside. ~ , Network Review
Deeply humbling. This is a precious little book for those interested in building bridges and doing something practical about peace. ~ , Odyssey
An anthology to use again and again. It demonstrates that faiths can unite in their yearning for peace and in their awareness of what makes for peace. it is the product of interfaith co-operation and will surely aid further co-operation. ~ , Interreligous Insight
With prayers to enhance personal prayer time, as well as helpful ways to act peacefully toward your friends and family, Peace Prayers From the World's Faiths, is an enlightening read. Separated into eight different themes collected from more than nine faiths, this book is a very easy read. Plus, it includes a topographical index, which allows the reader to look up prayers indexed by common-life issues or types of good deeds. This book truly shows how “different religions join together in peace for peace.” ~ Benjamin Szweda, Balanced Living Magazine