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Facts & Figures: Global Peace Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit, a research and advisory firm, studied 121 countries using 24 indicators of peacefulness including violence, military expenditure and respect for human rights. The top 10 most peaceful countries are:

1. Norway

2. New Zealand

3. Denmark

4. Ireland

5. Japan

6. Finland

7. Sweden

8. Canada

9. Portugal

10. Austria
The U.S. ranked 96th.

Check out the ELCA’s social statement “Peace in God’s World.


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