This 10-page guide offers reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on the Gospel readings and testimonies of Catholic peacemakers on Jesus' teachings about nonviolence.
Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference
Unprecedented conference entitled “Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence” in Rome, April 11-13, 2016.
Photos from the conference can be found here.
"Nonviolence: A style of politics" is the title of the World Day of Peace message from Pope Francis on January 1, 2017.
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Pope Francis shared his message for the upcoming World Day of Peace and the launch of a global effort in the Church for peacebuilding through active nonviolence.
On October 2, voters in Colombia rejected by a very slim margin a peace deal that would have ended a 50-year civil war. Colombian Fr. Francisco de Roux, SJ, one of the participants in the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference held in Rome last April, wrote the following reflection immediately after the results of the vote were announced. This reflection was originally published by the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, https://nonviolencejustpeace.net/.
From the Catholic Nonviolence Inititative, of which the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is a member:
"The Appeal: Implementation and Next Steps" is the topic for the fourth and final webinar on the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference held in Rome in April 2016.
From the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, of which the Maryknoll Office for Global Concern is a member.
Join us for the third in our series of four webinars about the Nonviolence & Just Peace conference, which was held in Rome in April 2016. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was a co-sponsor of the conference.
Gerry Lee, director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, wrote the following reflection about the work of active nonviolence by women in Venezuela for the Nonviolence and Justice Peace Conference in Rome in April.
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Merwyn de Mello, returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner, wrote the following reflection about his work for peace in Afghanistan for the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference held in Rome in April.
Maryknoll Sister Teresa Hougnon attended the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference, representing the Maryknoll Sisters’ peace-building team in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The following is her reflection on the conference.
The following statement, entitled “An Appeal to the Catholic Church to Re-Commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence,” was affirmed by the participants of the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference held in Rome, April 11-13, 2016.
For many months Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns worked with other Catholic organizations and religious communities in planning a landmark Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference, hosted in Rome by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International April 11-13, 2016.