Amsterdam Centre

for Religion and Peace & Justice Studies

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About Us

The Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Peace & Justice Studies is an academic centre to exchange ideas on peace and justice at the intersection of religion. The centre seeks to "create space for peace and justice" through the mutual exchange of ideas from insider and outsider perspectives. It also seeks to share these insights through education, various publications, and public lectures. 

Our Work

Public Events
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How a meeting place became a sacred space

Lunch at Conference

Believers Church Conference

January 26 - 28, 2023

Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina

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The Third Global Mennonite Conference and Festival Call for Papers.

June 15 - 18, 2023 

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PTR Excursion
2022 Berlin

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News From
The 11th Assembly of the WCC

Menno Simons Sermon Price 2022

Menno Simons Sermon Prize for 2022 has been awarded to the Colombian Pastor Peter Stucky. 

To read the official announcement click below:




For information on how to apply to the 2023 Menno Simon Sermon Prize please click here.

Church Altar

A New Publication by Prof. Dr.
Fernando Enns

This publication provides a practical overview of global ecumenism and reconciliation. The globally reconciling-conciliar Church is on the path - the via transformativa - toward unity through action and reflection, guided by the gospel visions of justice and peace. Fernando Enns analyzes what has been learned in recent decades on the ‘testing grounds’ of ecumenical theory and practice, then demonstrates how the new era of the WCC’s action-oriented programs produce ongoing, diverse ecclesial efforts toward social and spiritual transformation

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New Publication in the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

Starting a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, the WCC began to focus intentionally on “transformative spiritualities” in order to (re-)discover the strength of the many and diverse faith communities around the globe. What is the well of that distinct power to resist evil with good, to transform injustices into a life of dignity for all, to heal broken relations – including Mother nature? And what are some of the spiritual practices that inspire communities on that “sacred walk”? This volume provides a selection of reflections on those transformative spiritualities, from indigenous perspectives to women’s voices, from black communities´ to campesino/as´ struggles, from specific Christian traditions to sister faiths.

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Call for Manuscripts




Our Partners

World Council of Churches
Mennonite Seminary
Vrije Universiteit
Center of Peace Church Theology