“Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace,” the 2017 World Day of Peace message

Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace, the 2017 World Day of Peace message.

When is the World Day of Peace? January 1, 2017

Why is this World Day of Peace significant? 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace. Inspired by both St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in terris and his own encyclical Populorum progressio, Pope Paul VI introduced the commemoration of the World Day of Peace in 1967; it is now celebrated every year on 1 January. See a selection of quotes from recent popes on peace and nonviolence.

How can we celebrate World Day of Peace 2017? The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative has easy-to-use resources for individuals, families, parishes, schools and communities.

Commentaries and news on the 2017 World Day of Peace message

Go deeper: Themes, handouts, stories and practices for active Catholic nonviolence

Suggested books from Pace e Bene:

Read the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative’s press release on the World Day of Peace 2017 message here.