Below are educational resources and trainings for anyone eager to learn about faith-based peacebuilding or Korea peace:
If you are interested in joining an introductory small group study on the Christian principles and practices of peacebuilding, please contact Jennie to participate in an upcoming online cohort. Jennie also teaches a version of this curriculum in Korea.
Peace Catalyst Podcast
Faith-based conversations that lead us to peacemaking. A podcast of Peace Catalyst International.
Peace Catalyst Events
See a list of upcoming events and courses sponsored by Peace Catalyst International.
If your friends or local church group are interested in doing a book study on any of the following titles, great idea! 💡 If you’d like to join a virtual book study with others, contact Jennie to plan it together:
📖 Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in Families and Communities
Rick Love, founder and president of Peace Catalyst International, blends Scripture and personal experiences to share the principles that have guided his peacemaking efforts. He provides a biblical framework for how the God of peace seeks restoration for all who experience conflict―in the home and workplace and even across international borders.
📖 How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace
Jesus called us to love our enemies. But to befriend an enemy, we first have to acknowledge their existence, understand who they are, and recognize the ways they are acting in opposition to God’s good news. In this book, Melissa Florer-Bixler looks closely at what the Bible says about enemies—who they are, what they do, and how Jesus and his followers responded to them.
📖 Fight Like Jesus: How Jesus Waged Peace Through Holy Week
At the start of Holy Week, tears streamed down Jesus’ face as he cried out, “If only you knew the things that make for peace.” What if—despite all our familiarity with scripture—we still don’t know how Jesus makes peace? We desperately need to recover Jesus’ vision and be trained in his way of making peace. This book is a good place to start. A great read during lent.
📖 The Beatitudes of Peace
The Beatitudes are the vision of Jesus, blueprint for Christian discipleship, and job description of every Christian. John Dear’s meditations combine scriptural wisdom with practical advice from global peacemakers. The God of peace is alive and at work among us, calling his sons and daughters into the fullness of a life of true, lasting peace.
📖 Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace in the Church and the World
This book, fruit of Pax Christi’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, intends to deepen understanding of and commitment to Gospel nonviolence. It details how nonviolence is a core Gospel value, constitutive of the life of faith; essential to transforming violence and injustice; a universal ethic; and necessary foundation for culture of peace (study guide).
📖 A Bible Study Manual on Conflict Transformation
Peace and war are major topics in the Bible. This manual does not attempt to provide a complete study of such matters in the Bible, but seeks to equip and enable Christians to engage more effectively in the conflicts around them in ways that bring healing, hope and reconciliation. Find more by Daniel Buttry, including multi-faith peacebuilding resources, at his website: http://globalpeacewarriors.org/.
Talking Points for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
After watching the video above, if you don’t think it’s important to end the Korean War, watch this presentation to hear Al Barlevy’s case for peace.
Korea Peace Study Group
Join us for a monthly study group to equip advocates for their work to end war and build peace in Korea. Sessions take place on the second Friday of each month at 8 pm eastern US time. Contact us to join.
Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People
A monthly publication in English, to keep readers informed on inter-Korean issues that affect not only peace on the Korean Peninsula but throughout the world. You can subscribe to receive the newsletter by email.
📖 Quest for Peace: A Memoir by Han S. Park
Learn from a lifelong political scholar, who has focused his career on understanding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka north Korea) and building peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Korean Peace Learning Library
An open-source learning library intended to empower peace advocates working to end the Korean War. Please contact Jennie if you would like to contribute to the library.
An amazing documentary, by Deann Borshay Liem, depicts a group of international women peacemakers setting out on a risky journey across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, calling for an end to the 70-year war that has divided the Korean peninsula and its people. You can host a public screening or a home watch party for this film.
The links below are an archive of presentations related to faith-based peacebuilding, engagement with North Korea, and peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula. Enjoy!
🎞 Talking Points for Peace on the Korean Peninsula, part 1
🎞 Talking Points for Peace on The Korean Peninsula, part 2
🎞 Lenten Reflection and Prayer for Peace in South Sudan (3.2023)
🎞 Catholic Korea Peace Forum, Washington, D.C. (10.2022)
🎞 US-China Strategic Competition, Korea Peace Partnership (4.2022)
🎞 President Yoon & Korea Peace (5.10.22)
🎞 Still Present Pasts, Performance by Hyun Lee (2005)
🎞 LIFT for Peace: End the Travel Ban to North Korea (6.23.21)
🎞 Path to Peace Report Launch, Korea Peace Now! (2.2.21)
🎞 70 Years of the Korean War (8.15.20)
🎞 Korea: The Unknown War, Bruce Cummings (6.25.20)
🎞 Shifting from Security to Peace in Korea, Han S. Park (5.23.20)