Eirene (Greek word for "Peace"), the name of the service program for European conscientious objectors, similar to Pax for United States conscientious objectors, which was set up in 1957 by joint action of the Mennonite Central Committee and the Brethren Service Committee. Its first project was a unit located at Oulmes, Morocco, to work for local agricultural improvement. The administrative office was handled by the MCC at Kaiserslautern, Germany. The first unit consisted of five men—two French, two Dutch, and one American.
|Author(s)||Harold S Bender|
Cite This Article
Bender, Harold S. "Eirene." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eirene&oldid=80404.
Bender, Harold S. (1959). Eirene. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eirene&oldid=80404.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1078. All rights reserved.
©1996-2017 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.