Peace, Youth, and Bible Study

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Today is the United Nations' International Day of Peace.  Partially in light of that, the youth events tonight focused on peace.  We engaged biblical texts, historical figures, and television media in our discussion of peace.  What is it?  Why would people die, and not fight back, for this belief?  What is the importance of forgiveness?  What is the difference between wanting revenge and taking revenge?

I believe this counts as an act of peace, as it helps us to reflect on the nature of peace, and on how we can appropriately respond to violence in our situations, including our high schools.