Author Gianne Broughton
Gianne Broughton is Quaker Peace and Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator for Canadian Friends Service Committee.
I am delighted and excited by what I have been reading about the World Council of Churches and the “Just Peace” direction. That the Churches have come to consensus on “the affirmation that war can no longer be considered an act of justice” is a wondrous and joyous thing.
I am not a theologian. I was first introduced to what I call “the Peace Gospel” as I was growing up in the United Church of Canada and, after a period of atheism, came to Quakers in search of a community that would reinforce my ongoing commitment to peace.
Since 1998, I