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Pentecostal Peace Fellowship Purpose

Whereas, the way of God as revealed in Jesus Christ is the way of peace and forgiveness, and;

Whereas, the life and teachings of Jesus and his disciples exemplified reconciliation, forgiveness, and nonviolence as integral to the Good News, and;

Whereas, the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples to suffer and die as they represented the way of the Kingdom of God rather than prospering and killing for any earthly kingdoms, and;

Whereas, the church did not participate in state sanctioned violence (except as the recipients of it) for the first three centuries after Jesus Christ, and;

Whereas, numerous early twentieth century Pentecostals recognized that the missionary message of Good News necessitated nonviolence and racial reconciliation at local, national, and international levels of society, and;

Whereas, the dehumanization and abuse of people, whether because of ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, religion, etc., are directly contrary to the unifying power of the Spirit of Christ, and;

Whereas, Pentecostals and Charismatics are called to be and speak God's new language in the world, a language of forgiveness, transformation, and peace;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Pentecostal Charismatic Peace Fellowship be established

                                 to educate the hundreds of millions of Pentecostals and Charismatics in the world regarding their nonviolent and reconciliation focused Biblical and Pentecostal heritage, and

                                 to educate us in the methodologies of nonviolence, and

                                 to inform us of national and international issues regarding injustice, oppression, and exploitation, and

                                 to facilitate action that brings about peace through writing, speaking, demonstrating, civil disobedience, and other nonviolent methods of affecting positive change, and

                                 to serve as an association of Spirit-filled and Spirit-empowered followers of Jesus which allows and promotes discussions of war, capital punishment, human rights, racism, immigration, nationalism, and oppression, discrimination, or violence of any type, and

                                 to cooperate with other peace fellowships and organizations to build peace and work for justice.

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