Future of nonviolence in Catholic social teaching

Several theologians who have been active with the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative contributed essays to a recent issue of Expositions (Vol. 13, No. 2), an online newsletter published by Villanova University’s Center for Liberal Education.

You can find the essays here.

They include:

“Renewing Catholicism: Toward Recommitting to Gospel Nonviolence throughout the Roman Catholic Church,” Ken Butigan

“The Realism Objection to Setting Aside the Just War Theory: A Response,” David Cochran

“War: Reversing the Works of Mercy,” Eileen Egan

“Nonviolence: The Witness of a Church of Mercy,” Leo Guardado

“Nonviolence as a Tradition of Moral Praxis,” Kyle B. T. Lambelet

“Nonviolence: Building Gospel-based Communities Addressing Situations of Violence Today,” Sr. Anne McCarthy OSB

“Catholic Nonviolence: Transforming Military Institutions,” Eli McCarthy

“What Will it Take: Learning from Pope Francis’ Peace Pedagogy,” Gerald Schlabach

“Pope Francis, Nonviolence, and Catholic Teaching on War,” John Sniegocki

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Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement and network that works to help establish peace, respect for human rights, justice and reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. It is grounded in the belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken.

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