Pope Francis, Nonviolence and the Fullness of Pacem in Terris – 5-7 December 2022
Casa La Salle, Via Aurelia 472
Since his installation in 2013, Pope Francis has repeatedly called for peace, for an end to all wars and preparations for war, for a culture of encounter, for justice, solidarity, and reconciliation that are the “mortar of the edifice of peace.” (25 November 2019) By his many messages for peace, by his own example and, explicitly in his 2017 World Day of Peace message, His Holiness has advanced the spirit, teaching, and way of active nonviolence in the Church and the world.
In light of this prophetic leadership, Pax Christi International’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission of the Union of Superiors General-Union of International Superiors General (USG-UISG) have invited a group of theologians, peace practitioners, and church leaders to attend a conference entitled, “Pope Francis, Nonviolence and the Fullness of Pacem in Terris,” scheduled to take place 5-7 December 2022 at Casa La Salle in Rome.
For more information, contact the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for invited conference participants is posted below.
We are deeply grateful for the support from the following benefactors:
ADVOCATE FOR PEACE
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province
Sisters of Bon Secours, USA
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Maryknoll Lay Missioners
PROMOTER OF PEACE
Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz
Information for participants
The prophecy of nonviolence: Hope for the future, a newly designed collection of articles on nonviolence from Pax Christi International and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative
Background papers written for 2016 nonviolence conference:
- Advancing just peace through strategic nonviolent action, by Dr. Maria J. Stephan
Faire avancer la paix à travers l’action stratégique non-violente, par Dr. Maria J. Stephan
- No longer legitimating war: Christians and Just Peace, by Rose Marie Berger, Sojourners
Ce n’est plus une guerre légitime: chrétiens et la paix juste, par Rose Marie Berger, Sojourners
- Official Catholic social thought on Gospel nonviolence, by Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Pensée officielle catholique sur la non-violence évangélique, par Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
- Our nonviolence tradition, by Dr. Ken Butigan, DePaul University and Pace e Bene; Fr. John Dear
Notre tradition non-violente, par Père John Dear et Ken Butigan
- Contemporary scriptural exegesis ethics on Jesus’ nonviolence, by Dr. Terrence Rynne, Marquette University
Une vue d’ensemble contemporaine de l’exégèse des textes sacrés et l’éthique sur la non-violence de Jésus, par Dr. Terrence Rynne, Marquette University
Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace in the Church and the World, reflecting the work of the 2017-18 roundtable process and the 2019 nonviolence conference
Choosing Peace, a collection of reflections from the 2016 conference and other foundational documents