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Nonviolent Lives

Posted on 18. Sep, 2016 by .

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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, dedscreen-shot-2016-09-17-at-9-17-39-pmicated 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.

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US Bishops & Iran Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Violations of Human Life & Dignity

Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by .

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The following is from the Franciscan Action Network:

Iran1Catholics 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.”

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The Nonviolent Life

Posted on 23. May, 2014 by .

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unnamedIn a recent book review for The Nonviolent Life,  Beth Franzosa wrote that John Dear “has a gift, in his speaking and in his writing, for making us think again about nonviolence. Dear asks us, in a clear and direct way: What’s taking us so long? Why are we still living in fear? Why are violence, anger, and military action still our first answers to conflict?”
Beth goes on to say that “anyone who knows Dear’s reputation knows that he’s an unapologetic and unequivocal opponent of violence. His tone though, is always gentle and welcoming as he invites and encourages us to give the way of the God of Peace a chance in our lives and in our world. This short book is a strong resource for meditation, contemplation and discussion, with reflection questions included after each section, and I recommend it to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of nonviolence.”
Take the opportunity to order The Nonviolent Life and consider starting a summer Campaign Nonviolence study group.  Orders of five or more receive a 10% discount! You can purchase it here!

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Pope’s World Day of Peace Message for 2014

Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by .

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PopewithDoveThe 47th World Day of Peace took place on Jan. 1st. The following is an excerpt from the Pope’s message from the Vatican:

“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.”

To read the full message, click here!

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Prayer Service for Peace

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Here is a program for a prayer service for peace from Deborah Long from St. Francis Church in Sacramento. To view the document, click the link below:

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Prayer Service for Peace

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