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Olympics for Peace?

At the end of March, Christian peace groups Pax Christi and Westminster Justice and Peace wrote an open letter to the organising committee for the London Olympic games, expressing ‘some dismay’ at the central role allocated to the armed forces in the welcome and victory ceremonies at the Olympics, and suggesting a re-balancing of the event.

The groups are part of a Christian network promoting ‘The 100 Days of Peace’, the sacred Olympic truce.

The network believes that the Olympic games provide an opportunity to promote and reassert a commitment to peace and reconciliation, unity, internationalism and cooperation.

Topics: Olympics