Who We Are
The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship is a body of people within the Anglican Communion who reject war as a means of solving international disputes, and believe that peace and justice should be sought through non-violent means.
Central to Jesus’ teaching is the message of love, for God, our neighbour and even our enemies. We are to do good to those who hate us, and not respond to violence with violence.
The urgency of this message is all the greater in today’s world, with its weapons of mass destruction, its flourishing arms trade, and its intractable conflicts. Violent means fail to bring lasting solutions, and humanity itself is increasingly at risk of extinction.
We believe …
that Jesus’ teaching is incompatible with the waging of war.
that a Christian church should never support or justify war.
that our Christian witness should include opposing the waging or justifying of war.
The APF is a registered charity no. 209610
The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship is part of a worldwide movement for peace. Standing in solidarity with other peace organisations, we work with our partnership organisations on events and campaigning. Challenging militarism in the church, we provide a focus for Anglicans to engage with peace-building.
Our quarterly magazine, TAP offers news and articles about peace and peacemaking.
We provide training and resources in Gospel non-violence and peacemaking.
Each month we host online prayer vigils including prayers, reflections, music and presentations around a themed topic. Check our updates and events in the sidebar and follow us on social media to find out about forthcoming events.
APF also offers grants to help peacemaking projects across the globe.
Join APF and become an Anglican Peacemaker!
If you do not feel you can commit fully to the aims and principles of the APF but are broadly sympathetic to our work, you can join as an Associate. As an Associate you can receive all news and updates and support our work. Provide contact details by completing the Membership Form and check the box marked Associate. Donate to our work if you can.
For more information read the membership brochure.