Photo from conference’s closing liturgy by Gerry Lee, Maryknoll On September 13, 2016 a introductory webinar was held about the ground-shifting Nonviolence and Just Peace conference, which was held in […]
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.
August 2, 2016 – The Nonviolence and Just Peace initiative is deeply grateful to the Catholic bishops of Japan for their support of this effort and their endorsement of the […]
October 2020 − We are humbled by the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who have signed the Appeal. Please reflect on the statement and consider adding your name […]
The following report on the April conference was written by Ana Raffai, a nonviolence trainer from Croatia who attended the gathering, and was published in the Summer 2016 newsletter of […]
Related: A prayer service to commit to the centrality of Gospel nonviolence Before reading the statement, consider these questions: What does the phrase “Gospel nonviolence” mean for you? Who are […]
The following statement — a “message of encouragement and hope” — was released by the Catholic bishops of South Sudan on June 16, 2016. It can also be found on […]
The following statement, crafted in a consensus process, was released at the end of the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome, April 2016. We invite individuals and organizations to endorse this […]
Prayers for the Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference Following is a prayer written especially for the conference by Austrian nonviolence activist and theologian Hildegard Goss-Mayr. Prayers from Archbishop Stephen Fumio […]
Overview During the two and half day conference on nonviolence and just peace, four “fishbowl” sessions were held. The videos linked below show each fishbowl beginning with short reflections from […]
Overview Five papers were commissioned for the April 2016 gathering. Each paper provided background and analysis on a particular aspect of nonviolence; participants were asked to read each paper before […]
The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative: Affirming the vision and practice of active nonviolence at the heart of the Catholic Church
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More than a year in the making, the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference, held in Rome from April 11-13, 2016, brought together more than 80 people for an unprecedented gathering […]