​Dove scuplture by David Fisher Fast.

Compiled by Zachary Headings
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

When war strikes, we often find ourselves asking, "What can I do?" The answers we find are rarely simple, and this list is by no means the complete answer. But we've compiled a list of several simple things to read and do in this time of conflict in Ukraine.
 
Help your neighbors next door who have fled oppression.

Breaking borders to build God's kingdom – Find inspiration in the story of how Jeanne and Mark Birky's SOOP experience led to their church sponsoring people seeking asylum.


Support and be sympathetic toward miliary families, who also bear the high cost of war.

Mission Network's six-week Sunday school curriculum — Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together — can help small groups and congregations who want to explore how the church can play a part in the healing journeys of returning veterans.


Petition government officials through nonviolent direct action to seek peace, not war.

Resources on peace, war, and militarism from Mission Network

Stir Up Peace – Mission Network's video series on how to use nonviolent direct action to respond to injustice.


Support agencies that are directly helping war refugees.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ukraine Emergency Response


Pray and resist advocating for more violence to end war.

Pray for an end to the conflict that does not create or foster more conflict.

Read - Former mission worker in Ukraine prays a new reality into being

Join Mission Network's prayer partners and download our prayer materials for more information.

Read - Join Christians around the world in the Lord's Supper to participate in Christ's broken body


Participate in constructive, voluntary service as an alternative to military service.

Visit MennoniteMission.net/Serve for flexible service opportunities with all ages in mind.


 

 

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