Stephanie Dowrick urges peace for the world’s children

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks at a special service held at Pitt Street Uniting Church in August 2014 to celebrate the beauty of childhood and to give us a vital chance to think and pray together so that we might more imaginatively and compassionately create a world of peace for all…and most especially for the world’s children. She also reflects on how her own peace activism has changed over many years: that we cannot afford to bring “violence” to our peace-making, even when we feel most outraged by acts of and justifications for violence. We need greater peace, she suggests, we also need greater love.  “We need to bring to our peace-making the gifts of love. …We will achieve peace in our world, we will create a more peaceful world for all, that every child deserves…only when we love them more and love them far less selectively and conditionally.”