See the Prepare for Peace section of Third Way for extended articles and stories related to Mennonite teachings about war. In general, Mennonites oppose all war and do not participate in warfare.

There is no simple explanation for the practice of war in the Old Testament. The Old Testament repeatedly points toward peace (Exodus 14:13-14; Judges 7:2; Psalm 37; Isaiah 31; Hosea 2:18) Both the Old and New Testaments proclaim the vision of a coming peaceable kingdom (Isaiah 9:1-7), preached and revealed by Jesus Christ (Acts 10:36).