Posted on 18. Sep, 2016 by Franciscans For Justice.
Gandhi, King, Chavez, Day and thousands of unsung heroes have gone off to learn new lessons and returned to educate and inspire us to create movements for the betterment of humankind. They have done their work with hearts wide open, dedicated to bringing nonviolence into the world.
Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan has just collected 45 stories of these heroes and their movements that are guaranteed to fill you with joy, hope and enthusiasm for living Nonviolent Lives.
Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by Franciscans For Justice.
The following is from the Franciscan Action Network:
Catholics and Shia Muslims oppose actions that endanger the life, health, dignity, and welfare of others, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, according to a joint declaration signed by U.S. bishops and Iranian religious leaders. The June 17th declaration resulted from a dialogue between a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Supreme Council of the Seminary Teachers of Qom, the preeminent center of religious scholarship in Iran, during a March trip to Iran.
“As religious leaders, we condemn all forms of disrespect for the religious traditions of others,” said the joint declaration. “Just as importantly, we commit ourselves to active inter-relgious dialogue that transcends governments and national boundaries and serves the common good of the whole human family.”
Posted on 23. May, 2014 by Franciscans For Justice.
Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by Franciscans For Justice.
“Christ embraces all of humanity and wishes no one to be lost. “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (Jn 3:17). He does it without oppressing or constraining anyone to open to him the doors of heart and mind. “Let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves” – Jesus Christ says – “I am among you as one who serves” (Lk 22:26-27). Every activity therefore must be distinguished by an attitude of service to persons, especially those furthest away and less known. Service is the soul of that fraternity that builds up peace.”
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