As President Obama brings his case for a military strike on Syria to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. public for their approval, people of faith speak out with a strong voice to oppose the use of violence.
Alternatives to violence
As NewsNotes goes to press in early September, the news cycle is dominated by discussion about a possible military strike against Syria.
This alert was prepared by the Justice and Peace Office of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM).
On June 3 representatives of more than 60 countries signed the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations in New York.
Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore (PCMDC-B) has crafted a sign-on letter calling for an end to the use of drone warfare which is scheduled to be published in the August 3 edition of the National Catholic Reporter.
This week's reflection is written by Kathleen Bond, a Maryknoll lay missioner who lives with her family in São Paulo, Brazil.
On April 2, the Arms Trade Treaty passed; June 3 is the first day that UN member states can ratify the treaty.
On April 2, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) passed with an overwhelming number of United Nations’ member states voting in its favor (154), including the United States.
No More Deaths has circulated the following alert to respond to the death of 16-year old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
Kathy Kelly with Voices for Creative Nonviolence invites us to participate in the Duvet Project, an effort to support Afghan families during their difficult winter.
Escalating violence and crime in Central America during the last decade and the devastating toll they take on society demand urgent attention. The following article was written by Rhegan Hyypio and published in the November-December 2012 NewsNotes
Throughout these tumultuous times in Sudan, the Sudanese people have been murdered, oppressed and silenced for too long. Having been crippled by state violence for years, we join together to commemorate the souls of those who lost their lives and fight for peace and life with dignity for those who remain suffering. We will not stop until there is peace in every region of Sudan.
This August marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Esquipulas Accords that catalyzed the end to war in Central America. As they celebrate this historic event, Central American countries look to that legacy to find solutions to current issues of security, development and stability in the region. This article is from the September-October 2012 issue of NewsNotes.