Religions contribute to wars, but they can also contribute to peace. They are its necessary foundation. Here eight different religions join together in peace to pray for peace. Under the auspices of the interfaith organization, The Week of Prayer for World Peace, they bring home vividly the love that is God and the horror that is war. It is t only inner peace - tranquility of soul and mind - which is being sought here, but an end to agony and bloodshed, physical and psychological torture, abuse of every kind taking place in the world of men, women and children. This is a very practical prayer book, earthed in the pain of being human. Peace itself comes in many different forms, and the book is arranged to be flexible and comprehensive, ideal for individual or group use. It consists of seven weeks of prayer, each of which contains eight days of prayers and intercessions on particular themes connected with the overall theme of Peace on earth and goodwill towards mankind .
Roger Grainger is a parish minister, and holds a Doctorate in Divinity from London University for his books on Christian liturgy and rites of passage. organiser of Week of Prayer for World Peace and editor of their publications, he is the author of The Beckoning Bible (Methodist Publishing House), Group Spirituality (Brunner Routledge), Response and Responsibility (Epworth Press) and many other publications. He lives in Wakefield, England.