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‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you should love one another.’

John 13:34


Christians understand God as Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For Christians, this suggests that God is inherently relational; as John articulates it in his first letter, “God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (1 John 4:16). In everything they do, Christians are committed to follow Jesus’ commandment to love one another (John 13:34) and to “ ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’” (Mark 12:31). Acting in a way that is the most loving to all is a key feature of Christian living.


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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…”

John 14:27


Christians understand peace to be more than simply a lack of violence and hatred. In Christian thought, the idea of peace reflects ideas about healing and wellbeing. The Old Testament contains a vision of a society in which “swords will be beaten into ploughshares” (Isaiah 2:2); throughout his lifetime, Jesus teaches others of the value of peace (Matthew 5:9) and the transformative impact it can have on human relationships. A peaceful community is one in which all are able to live well together, respecting each other’s dignity as individuals and working towards the flourishing of all.

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 'Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.'

Proverbs 16:23-24



The root of the word ‘kindness’ is the old English word ‘kin’, which means ‘family’. For Christians, showing kindness is about seeing all people as part of a single family of humanity, created in the image of God. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus treats others as family members, including the Samaritan woman (John 4:1-42), the paralysed man (Mark 2:1-12) and his friend, Lazarus (John 11:1-44). Christians believe that by becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ, God understands our experiences and models ways in which we can treat each other as honoured members of family. They believe God calls them to act in a similar way towards everyone in society.


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