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Religion & Peace - Candidate Number 2021 3019 Explain...

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Candidate Number: 2021 3019 Explain how the principal teachings of religious traditions provide motivation   for individuals or organisations working for world peace. Use one specific   individual or organisation from two religious traditions. World peace is the absence of conflict and the abundance of non-violence through  adopting a harmonious attitude to individuals and the community. The origins of  peace can be found directly through Christian scripture including Pax Christi (peace  of Christ), the principle teachings of Jesus and ethical guidelines. The guidance that  religion gives adherents motivates the creation of organisations such as Pax Christi  International, who strive to emulate and proclaim the peace of Christ. Similarly, Islam  provides adherents guidance on a peaceful life through Jihad, the Five Pillars and  Tawhid (expressed through the Shahada) motivating the formation of the Muslim  Peace Fellowship (Ansar as-Salam). The foundation of Christianity is love, when Jesus’ love is emulated peace can be  achieved. Similarly, Islam can literally be translates to peace (salam). Essentially  peace is achieved through first establishing inner peace then outer (world) peace. The  New Testament teaches believers that reconciliation with God is the means of  achieving inner peace. “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace I give to  you.” (John 14:27). Inner peace is central to the teachings of the Christian church.  World peace can only come from the desire of individuals to be at peace with God  and each other and that can only come from the inner peace of the individual  Pax Christi is an international organisation that has been directly motivated by  Christianity who strives to proclaim and make peace. Pax Christi (organisation) was  established in France in 1945 in an attempt to reconcile French and the Germans  after the military occupation during World War II. As of 2007, it exists in more than  60 countries. Pax Christi believes in peace based on justice and reconciliation with 
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