Worship Resources on Justice Peace and Wholeness

Worship Resources on Justice, Peace, and Wholeness

I. Websites

John Bell - author and composer for Iona Community in Scotland, writes many resources

Brethren Witness/Washington Office (Church of the Brethren)

Celebrating Peace! Awesome peacemaking resources for children and their families

Christian Peacemaker Teams
Do a search in the left bar on the word WORSHIP

Church of Scotland resource for international days of action against gender violence
Follow link on left bar to worship, then Title: "16-Day Prayer Campaign"

Decade to Overcome Violence (Do a search on the web. The following are only 3 of many)

ELCA's Division for Church in Society
Worship resources focused on AIDS concerns

Iona Community - Scotland
Also, look up GIA Music on the web which carries many worship and music resources of Iona.

Methodist-focused website on "healing ministry and worship"

Methodist resources related to Earth Day Sunday, 2002

On Earth Peace (Church of the Brethren)

Peace Be With You: Cultivating a Culture of Peace
(Australian Catholic Social Justice Council)

Presbyterian Church USA - peacemaking worship resources

Internet distributor of download-and-print sheet music for singing about peace, justice, diversity, and the environment

United Church of Canada resources on Campaign related to Global AIDS epidemic
includes worship resources

United Church of Christ resources

Worship ideas from Peace and Justice Support Network of the Mennonite Church USA

II. Books

Duncan, Geoffrey. Timeless Prayers for Peace. Pilgrim Press, 2003.

Liebnow, R. Mark, editor. And Everyone Shall Praise. Cleveland: United Church Press, 1999.

Morley, Janet, editor. Bread of Tomorrow. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1992.

Pile, Cindy, editor. Our Prayers Rise Like Incense: Liturgies for Peace. Pax Christi, 1998.

Tirabassi, Maren C. And Eddy, Kathy Wonson, editors. Gifts of Many Cultures. Cleveland: United Church Press, 1995.

Tutu, Desmond. An African Prayer Book. Doubleday, 1995.

Weems, Ann. Searching for Shalom: Resources for Creative Worship. Westminster, 1991.


III. Printed Resources

Coming to Life: Worship Aids for the Living Peace Church.
A resource from the Church of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office and On Earth Peace.


IV. Songbooks

Bring the Feast: Songs from the Re-imagining Community. The Pilgrim Press, 1998.

Circles of Care Hymns and Songs (texts by Ruth C. Duck). The Pilgrim Press, 1998.

The Faith We Sing (United Methodist hymnal supplement) and Sing the Faith (Presbyterian Church USA hymnal supplement). Abingdon Press, 2000.

He Came Singing Peace - Songs to Overcome Violence. A book of 27 New Zealand worship songs to promote the Decade to Overcome violence. ISBN: 0-473-08383-3.

Hymnal Supplement. Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 2001-2005. Especially note sections No. 7 - Witnessing: Peace/Justice; No. 8 - Witnessing: Mission/Service.

Sing for Peace: A Collection of Hymns and Songs for Congregational Worship. Temple Worship Center, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Herald Publishing House, 1994.

Sing for Peace: The Hymns of Shirley M. Murray (set to tunes by Jane Marshall and Carlton R. Young). Abingdon Press, 2004.

Sing the Journey: Supplement 1 of Hymnal: A Worship Book. Faith and Life Resources, A division of Mennonite Publishing Network, Scottdale, PA. 5683.

Singing for Peace. Nancy Rosenberger Faus, editor. Hope Publishing Company, 1986. (out of print. A few copies still available. Contact NRF at fausna@gmail.com)


V. CD's/Cassettes

Glimpses of Freedom. CD by JOYA (LuAnne Harley, Shawn Kirchner, Brian Kruschwitz, and Barb Sayler), and sponsored by On Earth Peace. Available from On Earth Peace (www.onearthpeace.org). Price: $10.

Love and Anger. Iona Community songs of Lively Faith and Social Justice. Chicago: GIA Publisher. Compact Disc $16.95, Cassette $10.95.

Peace to the City! A Song for Peace. Order through "Decade to Overcome Violence." Price: $15.

Whispers of Peace. New double music CD of songs for peace and reconciliation. Available by the National Council of churches in Australia, as a contribution to the Decade to Overcome Violence (2001-2010). Price: $34.95.


This list is only a beginning of many resources that are coming out from all denominations. Add to it, and share your suggestions with other folks..

Compiled by Nancy Faus Mullen
Revised June 2008