Below are Jesus' words. Jesus never advocated any form of violence or dominance. Instead, He
commanded us to love, show mercy, and to forgive others. It is inconceivable that Jesus would support war.
"But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse
you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And
if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same." Luke 6:27-32
The words of Krishna from The Bhagavad Gita also promote peace.
“Be fearless and pure; never waver in your determination or your dedication to the spiritual life. Give freely. Be
self-controlled, sincere, truthful, loving, and full of the desire to serve...Learn to be detached and to take joy in renunciation. Do not get angry or harm any living creature, but be compassionate and gentle; show good will to all. Cultivate vigor, patience, will, purity; avoid malice and pride. Then, you will achieve your destiny.”
The prophet Muhammad also speaks of peace.
“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms, and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up
heavenly rewards by the roots”
Buddha speaks of peace.
“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.”
Many others advocate the wisdom of peace.
“We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?” -- Jacques-Yves
“Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.” -- The
XIVth Dalai Lama
“If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” -- Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.” -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.” -- Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536)
“Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.” --
“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”
-- Lao Tzu (570-490
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” -- Mother Theresa (1910-1997)
“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” -- Hafsat Abiola
“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights
are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.” -- Kofi
“Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice,
shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity.”-- Ralph Johnson Bunche (1904-1971)
“Peace is the only battle worth waging.” -- Albert Camus (1913-1960)
So many religious and military leaders from all around the world have advocated peace that it makes you wonder why there is war all over this planet.