All-Christian peace meeting
The All-Christian Peace Assemblies were international meetings of the Christian Peace Conference .
The project of an all-Christian peace meeting was developed by the Christian Peace Conference (CFK) and practiced six times in the course of its existence.
In 1957, Protestant Czech and German theologians met to discuss the development of a spiritual force that could moderate the escalation between the blocs . The initiators trusted that such a voice could be heard in both the West and the East if it were made known as the voice of Jesus Christ proclaiming peace and reconciliation .
In 1958, 1959 and 1960 theologians, church representatives and lay people met three times, initially from Central European and finally also from the Euro-Atlantic area.
1st Christian Peace Conference 1958 under the motto of duty and witness
There was a preparatory meeting in Modra in October 1957, when consultations on the peace question were arranged. The first pre-conference with 45 participants from nine countries took place from June 1st to 4th, 1958 in Prague , which was also to be the venue for the subsequent conferences. It began on Sundays with an ecumenical service in the Salvator Church and ended the day after next with an ecumenical service in the church of Vinohrady . On the days after the opening, morning prayers were held by the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Pitirim and the Polish Evangelical Lutheran Wiktor Niemczyk .
- Josef Hromádka : "Today's problems from the perspective of a theologian"
- Hans Joachim Iwand : "The responsibility and tasks of Christians in today's international situation"
- Heinrich Vogel : "The nuclear danger and the fight against it as the task of the church"
Vogel gained attention through his "60 theses" on the problem of means of mass destruction from a Christian perspective. The report of the 1st CFK printed a speech by Metropolitan Pitirim, the head of the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church .
- Ladislaus Martin Pákozdy : "In the unity of the brothers for peace and against war"
Towards the end of the conference, the congress participants were honored with an official reception by the National Assembly of CSR .
The conference received written statements in advance, which are printed in the report:
- A memorandum of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary : "Fight against thermonuclear weapons and the task of the church"
- A declaration by the Executive Committee of the World Council of Evangelical Churches of Hungary in preparation for this first CFK meeting
The conference participants adopted the following letters and statements:
- To the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany , Berlin
- To the Government of the USSR
- To the United States Government
- To the Government of Great Britain
- Message from the Christian Peace Conference June 1-3 in Prague
- The Christian Peace Conference in Prague. A minutes of the conference signed by Bohuslav Pospíšil , Secretary of the Christian Peace Conference and the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Czechoslovakia.
2nd Christian Peace Conference 1959 with the motto Elige vitam (Choose life)
The second CFK meeting took place from April 16-19, 1959 in Prague and had 92 delegates. The guests were welcomed to the Hus seminar the evening before, the conference took place in the parish hall of the Methodist Church. The opening speech was again given by Viktor Hájek . The following presentations were given:
- Heinrich Vogel: The Call of Hiroshima
- Metropolitan Nikolai : The Christians in repentance
- Helmut Gollwitzer : War and Christianity
- Lászlo Martin Pákozdy: The Cold War as a theological problem
- Josef Hromádka: The Church during the Cold War
- Hans Joachim Iwand: Situation in West Germany
- André Trocmé : French Christians and the problem of economically underdeveloped peoples
The second conference already dealt with concrete results because working committees had been set up on individual topics. The following results were presented:
- First Commission: Call for Intercession Services for Hiroshima Memorial Day on August 6th
- Second commission: a statement on the problem of the Cold War with the proposal to set up a permanent theological commission for further work on the topic
- Third Commission: Considerations for the preparation of an all-Christian peace meeting. This commission acted as the “Committee for the Preparation of the All-Christian Peace Conference (AFK)”, chaired by Bishop Nikodim.
The conference also sent an identical letter to heads of state:
- Telegram to the governments of the great powers, written by the Presidium of the CFK
3rd Christian Peace Conference 1960 under the motto Peace - Only Future
This conference took place from September 6-9, 1960 in the central parish of the Methodist Church in Prague. 212 delegates as well as observers and guests from Protestant and Orthodox churches from 26 countries took part. Observers came from the World Council of Churches, the World Reformed Federation , the Lutheran World Federation , the Conference of European Churches , the British Council of Churches and the like. a.
The main theme of the congress was On the Way to the Era of Peace for Mankind , which was developed in several presentations:
- Helmut Gollwitzer, Berlin: Christians' contribution to peace .
- Martin Niemöller, Wiesbaden: On the way to the peace epoch of mankind
- Josef Hromádka, Prague: Peace and Justice
- Metropolitan Pitirim, Leningrad : Peace and the Orthodox Churches
- Gerhard Burkhardt, Hanover : Peace in the Atomic Age .
- Emil Fuchs, Leipzig : What should we do? .
- Canon John L. Collins , London : What Should We Do Now?
The presentations were discussed in four working groups:
- Working group 1: "On the way to the peace epoch of mankind"
- Working group 2: "In preparation for the All-Christian Peace Assembly"
- Working group 3: "Problems of the Cold War"
- Working group 4: "Peace and Justice"
The report reproduces the following contributions from the following discussion participants:
- Martin Niemöller:
- Albert J. Rasker . He points to the Christian theologically often neglected foundation by the Old Testament .
- Robert Chalamet
- Bishop Nikodim
- Erich Hertzsch
- Bishop Andrzej Wantuła
- Karl Kleinschmidt
- Krijn Strijd
- Ladislaus Martin Pákozdy
- Jan Chabada
- Heinrich Kloppenburg
The results of the working groups were presented to the assembly, which approved the following documents:
- Message from the third session of the Christian Peace Conference
- Letter to the World Council of Churches in Geneva
- Letter to the United Nations Secretariat in New York
- Letter to Prime Minister Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
- Letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower , President Charles de Gaulle, and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
- Resolution of the Commission "Peace and Justice"
- Cold War Opinion
- Report on the Young Christian Peace Conference
- Results of the work of the Young Christian Peace Conference
The report also documents:
- Viktor Hájek: Opening sermon
All Christian Peace Meetings (ACFV)
After the preliminary conferences, in particular a working group within the 3rd CFK, had made the preparations for this, the invitations to participate in the first All-Christian Peace Assembly were sent to churches, Christian communities and individuals all over the world via the International Secretariat.
I. ACFV under the motto ... and peace on earth
The first conference took place in Prague from June 13-18, 1961. Viktor Hájek gave the opening address. In the opening service, Heinrich Vogel preached on the Christmas message of Luke 2:14. The first of the main presentations were given by:
- Josef Hromádka: Peace on earth.
Hromádka suggested setting up these working groups for practical work at the conference:
- Peace and justice
- Peace and freedom
- The Cold War
- New States ( Colonialism )
- The Germany problem
- Peace and the present situation of Christianity
- Youth Peace Service
- Peace and Ecumenism
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
The next presentation held:
- Archbishop Nikodim: "Peace in Following Christ"
Nikodim, too, dealt with anti-peace aspects of the Cold War, paying particular attention to the practices of the Roman Church.
A German-British representative of the international Quaker Union made a special contribution :
- Richard Karl Ullmann : "From Cold War to Real Peace."
The fifth speaker was:
- Jacob SA Stephens : "Peace and the New States"
The sixth speaker spoke
- Martin Niemöller: "Peace in the Technical Age".
In a slight modification of Hromádka's proposals, the following working groups were active:
- Peace and justice
- Peace and freedom
- Cold War
- Peace and the New States
- Peace and the Germany problem
- Abuse of Christianity
- Youth Peace Service
- Peace and nuclear weapons
The following delegates spoke for discussion:
- KH Thing: “Defense of Peace as a Christian Task”, in which he particularly referred to the “ three-self movement ” in China.
- Curtis Naylo
- Chao Fusan
- Max Parker (contribution to the discussion on the embassy)
- Renate Riemeck (contribution to discussion in working group 5)
- Friedrich-Wilhelm Marquardt : "Peace Service of the Young Generation" (short sum of the presentation), including the items peace between the generations, "Peace with the Church", "Peace with Israel "
- Hanfried Krüger : Contribution to the discussion in working group 9
- Jan Milič Lochman , contribution to the discussion in Working Group 3
The following texts were adopted:
- Message of the First ACFV in Prague in June 1961
- Letter to the President of the Council of Ministers of the USSR Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
- Letter to the President of the USA John F. Kennedy
- Letter to the President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Antonín Novotný
- Letter to the World Council of Churches in Geneva
- Draft for the further work of the Christian Peace Conference, presented by Andrej Ziak , General Inspector of the Slovak Evangelical Church AB
The I. ACFV was attended by 624 delegates and 34 observers.
II. ACFV under the motto My covenant is life and peace (Malachi 2.5)
The second ACFV took place again in Prague from June 28 to July 3, 1964. It began with an ecumenical opening service in the Bethlehem Chapel, in which Church President D. Martin Niemöller preached.
In the evening the accountability report of the CFK General Secretary Pastor Jaroslav N. Ondra took place . The next day's program items were:
- Bible study in the plenary session of Heinrich Vogel / Federal Republic of Germany on Genesis 9: 8-17
- Presentation on the main topic by Josef Hromádka
- Plenary session with a lecture by Emilio Castro from Uruguay on "Hunger and Economic Independence"
- Plenary session with two sub-papers:
- Harvey Cox from the USA on "The responsibility of Christians in a technological world"
- Richard Andriamanjato from Madagascar on "Freedom and Unity"
- Plenary session with two sub-papers:
The following day, ten study groups took part in Bible studies. There were also introductory lectures by the chairpersons of the working groups with discussion. This was discussed in 20 subgroups.
The ten working groups were:
- 1. Peace and Justice
- 2. Peace and Freedom
- 3. Peace and Cold War
- 4. Peace and the new states
- 5. Peace and the German question
- 6. Peace and Abuse of Christianity
- 7. Peace and Disarmament
- 8. Youth Peace Service
- 9. Peace and Ecumenism
- 10. Peace and Catholicism
The third day was determined by the continuation of the ten Bible studies, followed by a compilation of the work results. The results were presented in a plenary session. In addition, an editorial committee prepared the documents that were to be presented to the conference as a whole for approval. The drafts were discussed in ten working groups.
The following texts were adopted by the conference:
- Message to the churches and Christians
- Appeal to the governments, parliaments and leading figures of the world
- Telegrams and greetings:
- Telegrams to Prime Minister Khrushchev, President Johnson , Prime Minister Alexander Frederic Douglas-Home, 14th Earl of Home
- Telegram to President de Gaulle
- Telegram to President Novotný
The following independent messages were also sent:
- Declaration of the Catholic participants of the II. ACFV
The last day of the conference began in the plenary session with Bishop Hazim's Bible study on Hebrews 8: 6-13. Then the draft documents were presented to the meeting. These were adopted in a subsequent plenary session. In addition, the leading bodies of CFK were elected. The President held the closing remarks.
After the conclusion of the All-Christian Peace Assembly, the International Secretariat again published a volume of reports which, in addition to the presentations and Bible studies, contains the following information:
- Directory of the CFK representatives elected at the II. ACFV
- Vice-Presidents and Members of the International Secretariat
- Name register of the 698 participants, 77 observers, 49 journalists and 80 guests at the II. ACFV
III. ACFV under the motto: “ Seek peace and chase after it. Save humanity - peace is possible. "
It began with an opening service given by Reverend Masahisa Suzuki of Japan.
This was followed by the first session:
- Opening speech by Reverend Richard Andriamanjato from Madagascar. This was followed by the main reports:
- Report "Seek peace and pursue it" by Archbishop Michael of the USSR
- Report "Save humanity - peace is possible" by the President of CFK, Josef L. Hromádka from the ČSSR
In the second session of the day these talks were given:
- Address by the head of the delegation of Christians in Trust in God and by Patriots from South Vietnam, Joseph Marie Ho-Hue-Ba
- Report "Peace and Radical Social Change" by Mammen M. Thomas from India
- Report “The Economic Situation in the Third World: Proposals for Solving its Problems” by Julio de Santa Ana from Uruguay
- Greetings from the World Peace Council by Josef Macek from the ČSSR
The second day was reserved for work in groups. This was followed by a forum as a plenary session. The following presentations were given there:
- “Our commitment to social humanism” by Georges Casalis from France
- “What is most important: salvation or welfare of humanity?” By Aaron Tolen from Cameroon
- “ Man's self-alienation , his experiences and the possibilities of overcoming them in order to fight for a peaceful world” by Gyula Nagy from Hungary
- “What are the common tasks for humanity?” By Keiji Ogawa from Japan
On the third day, the work of the participants took place in group Bible studies and group discussions for suggestions to editorial committee No. 1.
In another plenary session there was the report of the Secretary General by Jaroslav N. Ondra from the Czechoslovak Republic, which was followed by the discussion on this report.
On the fourth day, Bible studies were held in a plenary session. The reports from six working groups were then read out, followed by excerpts from the liberating closing address of the Third ACFV by the President of CFK, JL Hromádka.
In a further plenary session, the proposals to editorial committee no. 2 were discussed.
The last day of the assembly began with a Bible study in the plenary. In a further plenary session, the final documents were discussed and handed over to editorial committee No. 3. The last working session in the plenary elected the new bodies of the CFK. The III. Ended with a closed plenary session. ACFV.
Adopted documents of the III. ACFV
- The message of the III. ACFV
- Opinion on Vietnam
- Resolution on Vietnam War by the Sofia Advisory Committee in 1966
- Resolution on the situation in Africa
- Resolution on European Security
IV. ACFV under the motto Our shared responsibility for a better world (Psalm 85:11)
This fourth ACFV took place in Prague from September 30th to October 3rd, 1971. The opening service was held by Bishop Festus Segun from Nigeria . This was followed by the opening address by Nikodim, the Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod, which was followed by numerous greetings. This was followed by the main lecture, which was also given by Nikodim, on the subject of "Christian responsibility for a better world." a. also the question of the use of force in the establishment of basic justice, referring to a statement made by the CFK Advisory Committee in Sofia in 1966.
The West German pastor Herbert Mochalski held another main lecture on “The international situation from the perspective of CFRP”. This was followed by a lecture by the Indian Richard Andriamanjato , who spoke on the subject of “Problems of Development and Christian Responsibility”. In it he dealt with the relations between industrialized nations and the developing countries , with the relations between the developing countries and with the social relations within each developing country.
On the second day of the congress there was a panel discussion with:
- Priest Linh Muc Pham Luang Pha'ac , head of the Catholic delegation from North Vietnam on " Indochina the Indochinese"
- Father Joseph Maria Ho Hue Ba , chairman of the delegation of South Vietnamese Catholics on the same topic
- Priest Gonzalo Arroyo from Chile on "Justice for Latin America"
- Mark Shope , General Secretary of the Union of South Africa on "Fight against Racism "
- Eduardo Coloma from Mozambique , representative of FRELIMO on "On the Liberation Front"
- A. Wantula , Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Poland on "Securing Peace in Europe"
- Jusif A. Sayegh on "The Palestine Problem and the Search for Peace".
Afterwards, discussions continued in the working groups. The papers to be adopted were prepared in committees and working groups on the third day.
On the last day, which began with a service in the Hus church and a sermon by Gustavo Gutiérrez , the new working bodies were elected, a new CFK statute was adopted and the outgoing texts were approved. In his final devotion, the Hungarian Bishop Tibor Bartha agreed the delegates on the next route to the V. ACFV.
The following texts were adopted:
- Message of the 4th All-Christian Peace Assembly. In this:
The IV. ACFV was attended by 233 delegates from 48 countries, 55 observers, 38 journalists and four guests.
V. ACFV under the motto God's call to solidarity. Christians for Peace, Justice and Liberation
This V. ACFV took place from June 22nd to 27th, 1978 in Prague. The plenary session began with an opening service in which Bishop Jacinto Ordonez of Costa Rica preached. Metropolitan Nikodim, the CFK President, then addressed the participants in his opening address. Afterwards, the meeting remembered the members of the CFK who had died in the last seven years.
The second day began with a Bible study by Jürgen Moltmann . This was followed by the main lecture of the Indian pastor Richard Andriamanjato, who put his thoughts under the biblical words Luke 1.78f LUT .
The sub-presentations followed:
- Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios “On some key economic issues of the present”.
- Herbert Mochalski presented his thoughts on the topic of "relaxation-disarmament cooperation".
- Bishop Colin Winter spoke about “Christians and Deliverance. A song for freedom ”.
The Hungarian Bishop Károly Tóth gave the conference the activity report on the work of the CFK since the IV. ACFV. In it he followed up on a previous history of CFRP, going back to the work of the World Association for Church Friendship Work in 1928. He remembered people like Nathan Söderblom , Wilfred Monod , Patriarch Miron , Alivisatos, Siegmund-Schultze and John Mott .
The third day of the conference was mainly characterized by the activities of the working groups, which presented their results in reports:
- Report of the Theological Working Group, presented by Gabris (ČSSR)
- Report of the working group "Anti-Racism"
- Report of the working group "Economic Liberation and Development"
- Report of the working group "International Issues and International Peace Structures"
Bible studies held at this conference:
- Jürgen Moltmann on the Noah Covenant and its spiritual challenge for Christianity
- A. Dimas Almeida on an Isaiah word in conversation with a text from Philippians
- V. Bruce Rigdon on a Zechariah word in conversation with a James text
The sermons in the services and devotions said:
- Bishop Jacinto Ordonez
- JR Chandran , India
- Carl Soule , USA
- Stanford Shauri , Tanzania
- Bishop Emilio IM de Carvalho on Luke 1.79
- Metropolitan Nikodim
The following documents have been approved by the V. ACFV:
- Message to the churches and Christians of the world
- Appeal to governments
- Prague Declaration of the Christian Peace Conference
- Security for all peoples through cooperative détente and disarmament policy
- Disarmament, relaxation and development
- Asia resolution
- Resolution on Latin America
- Resolution on the Middle East
- South Africa resolution
- Vietnam resolution
A total of 439 delegates, 23 guests, 64 observers and 60 journalists attended the V. ACFV.
VI. ACFV under the motto God calls: Choose life! The hour is rushing! Christians in resistance against the forces of death - on the way to peace and justice for all
The last All-Christian Peace Assembly took place from July 2 to 9, 1985 in Prague. Archbishop Walter Makhulu from Botswana preached in the opening service . After a minute's silence for the CFK members who had died since the V. ACFV, the agenda, rules of procedure and the committees were decided or elected. The first day ended with a speech by CFK President Károly Tóth.
On the second day, Reverend Hough-Ross (USA) gave the Bible study. This was followed by the main lecture on the topic of the conference, given by Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios (India). After corresponding queries and explanations, the Japanese Hibakusha , Ms. Amano, gave an eyewitness report about the atomic bombing of 1945 . This was followed by an initial consultation with representatives of the major world religions . This was followed by the activity report of the CFK General Secretary, Pastor Lubomír Mirejovský (ČSSR).
The third day of the conference began with a Bible study by Bokko Tsuchiyama (Japan) on John 1: 4f. This was followed by a lecture on the sub-topic “Global Human Threat - Global Peace Strategy”, which the Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia Filaret (USSR) gave. After the following discussion, discussion was continued in working groups. Lectures in the working groups:
- In working group A "Global Human Threat - Global Peace Strategy"
- In working group B "The Christian Churches and their Peace Mission"
- In Working Group C "The Joint Responsibility of Peace Forces for Overcoming Obstacles to Peace"
- In Working Group D "Peaceful Coexistence and Liberation"
- In working group E "Program and structures of CFRP work"
- Milan Salajka : Main tasks of the future work of CFK
The evening ended with a continental meeting.
On the fourth day of the conference, Archbishop Timotei (Romania) started his Bible study. Walter Kreck (Federal Republic of Germany) gave the presentation on a further sub-topic : “Christian churches and their peace mandate”. After the discussion, the working groups held their third meeting. This time the representatives of the world religions met for an evening conversation. From this workshop reports were given on the following aspects:
- All religions affirm the sacred gift of life
- The Military Threat of the Sacred Gift of Life - The Spiritual Roots of World Religions in the Search for Peace
- The vital connection between peace and justice, derived from the spiritual roots of the world religions
- The vital necessity of cooperation between the believers of the world religions
- Some urgent tasks and possible actions in which the dialogical relationships of the world religions could be used
At the same time, a special meeting of the women and one of the young people took place, which culminated in an evening prayer. Lectured for the women
It was also announced:
- Joint declaration by the participants from the USA and Nicaragua
On Saturday, the 5th day of the conference, the Bible study lecturer Johanna Elisabeth Schulte gave a talk on 1 Peter 3: 10–15 in correspondence with Psalm 34. This was followed by a lecture on the sub-topic “Peaceful Coexistence and Liberation” by Bishop Sergio Méndez Arceo (Mexico) was held. After the discussion, there was an eyewitness account of the situation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The remaining hours of that day were devoted to internal discussions, elections and a first reading of the documents.
Sunday began with an ecumenical service in the Salvatorkirche, in which Pastor Richard Andriamanjato (Madagascar) preached the sermon on John 10:10. The group reports were given in plenary and a second reading of the documents was held. The evening ended with another continental meeting. At this meeting, statements were made on problem areas on these continents:
- Problems in Southern Africa
- South Africa
- Militarization of the Indian Ocean
- Problems in Southern Africa
- Europe / North America
- Content focus
- Structural suggestions
- Some concrete projects
- Latin America / Caribbean
- The foreign debt
- The aggressiveness of the United States
- Liberation Theology
The last day of the conference opened with a Bible study by Charles Gray (USA). After the group reports had been received, the documents were coordinated and adopted. The day ended with a reception and a closing prayer by the CFK President.
After the conference the following were published:
- Prague appeal to the world's Christians
- Message to the Churches
- Appeal to the heads of government and heads of state
- Statements of the VI. All-Christian peace meeting on the situation in different regions of the world
- Letter to Perez de Cuellar , UN Secretary General
- Letter to the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Mr. Andrei Gromyko, Moscow (USSR)
- Letter to the President of the United States of America Ronald Reagan , Washington, DC (USA)
- Letter to the participants of the XII. World festivals of youth and students
The following messages were received at the conference:
- Message from Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations
- Message from Gustáv Husák, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
- Message from N. Tikhonov , Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
- Message from Mauno Koivisto , President of the Republic of Finland
- Message from Erich Honecker, Chairman of the State Council of the German Democratic Republic
- Message from Todor Zhivkov, President of the State Council of the People's Republic of Bulgaria
- Message from Reverend Canaan Banana , President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
- Message from Fidel Castro Ruz, President of Cuba
- Message from Didier Ratsiraka , President of the Democratic Republic of Madagascar
- Message from Wojciech Jaruzelski , President of the People's Republic of Poland
- Message from Olof Palme , Prime Minister of Sweden
- Message from Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee
- Message from Richard A. Balfe , Member of the European Parliament
- Message from Rev. BB Beach to Seventh-day Adventists in the United States
- Message from Willy Brandt and Johannes Rau (Federal Republic of Germany)
- Message from Lord Fenner Brockway for the World Disarmament Campaign
- Message from Romesh Chandra , President of the World Peace Council
- Embassy of Hiber Conteris from Uruguay
- Message from Khambo Lama Gaadan , President of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace
- Message from Helmut Gollwitzer and Heinrich Vogel, West Berlin
- Message from Gerald Götting, Chairman of the CDU (GDR)
- Message from Pastor Billy Graham
- Message from Gabriel Habib , General Secretary of the Council of Churches in the Middle East
- Message from Abbe Tekle Heimanot , Patriarch of Ethiopia
- Message from Ilia II , Patriarch of All Georgia
- Message from General G. Koumanakos
- Message from David Lange , Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Embassy of Herbert Mochalski (Federal Republic of Germany)
- Message from His Holiness Pimen , Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
- Message from Jan van Putten , President of the Inner Church Peace Council of the Netherlands
- Message from Robert Runcie , Archbishop of Canterbury
- Message from Fernando Soares , Bishop of the Anglican Church of Portugal
- Message from Pastor Carl Soule (USA)
- Message from Robert Swan , founder of the Elbe Alliance (USA)
- Message from JL Whitty , Secretary General of the UK Labor Party
- Message from the Berlin Conference of European Catholics
- Message from the Patriotic Mothers Movement in Nicaragua
- Message from the Nicaraguan Peace Committee
- Message from the Christian Student Council of Kenya
- Message from the Interchurch Peace Council of Hungary
- Message from the International Women's League for Peace and Freedom
- Message from the International Association for Religious Freedom
- Embassy of the Korean Buddhist Federation in Japan
- Message from “Pacem in terris” of the Catholic priests of the ČSSR
- Message from the Protestant Church of the People's Republic of China
At the VI. ACFV participated: 465 delegates, 69 observers and 50 journalists.
- Peace - only future. Documents from the third session of the Christian Peace Conference, Prague 1960
- Secretariat of the Christian Peace Conference (ed.): "… And peace on earth. Documents of the First All-Christian Peace Assembly, Prague 13-18 June 1961
- International Secretariat of the Christian Peace Conference (ed.): My covenant is life and peace (Mal. 2.5). Documents and news from the Second All-Christian Peace Assembly in Prague, June 28 to July 3, 1964
- Information Department of the Christian Peace Conference (Ed.): 'Our common responsibility for a better world. Grace and faithfulness meet, justice and peace kiss. Psalm 85:11. ' Documents of the Fourth All-Christian Peace Assembly, Prague, September 30 - October 3, 1971 , Prague 1972
- International Secretariat of the Christian Peace Conference (ed.): God's call to solidarity. Christians for Peace, Justice and Liberation. Documents of the V All-Christian Peace Assembly, Prague, June 22-27, 1978, Prague 1979