What is Sola Pacem?

Sola Pacem (SOH-la PAH-chem) is a Latin phrase, literally meaning “peace alone”. This reflects our view that peace–above all else–is the central message of Jesus. Those familiar with the Reformed tradition of Christianity (as espoused by men of history such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Huldrych Zwingli) may have heard of the five Solas of the Reformation. These are:

  • Sola Scriptura (or Scripture Alone)
  • Sola Fide (or Faith Alone)
  • Sola Gratia (or Grace Alone)
  • Solus Christus (or Christ Alone)
  • Soli Deo Gloria (or Glory to God Alone)

Those five statements are rather central to mainstream Protestant Christian thought. The central thrust of Jesus’ message, in our view, is peace, which we feel is largely ignored. Thus, Sola Pacem was born.