The IEPC marks the end of the Decade to Overcome Violence and the continued commitment to preventing and overcoming violence. The DOV promotes peace & nonviolence

The IEPC, Kingston, Jamaica, May 17 - 25, 2011, and the DOV, are initiatives of the World Council of Churches within the UN Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World. The objective is to move the concern for peace and nonviolence among churches from the periphery to the center. They also seek to link civil society and church efforts and to promote networking for just peace.

1. Churches need to make just peace their priority.

2. Violence and conflict are not the same, nor does violence necessarily grow out of conflict

3. Violence is preventable, not unavoidable

4. Nonviolence is beautiful, peace is possible

5. http://overcomingviolence.org