Working Together for Peace and Justice
Pope calls for nonviolence in 2017 World Day of Peace message
Today in his message “Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace,” for the 50th World Day of Peace, celebrated each year on 1 January, Pope Francis urges people everywhere to practice active nonviolence and notes that the “decisive and consistent practice of nonviolence has produced impressive results.”
The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, of which the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is a founding member, is heartened by and deeply grateful for the Holy Father’s call to political and religious leaders, heads of international organizations, and business and media executives to “ apply the Beatitudes in the exercise of their respective responsibilities. It is a challenge to build up society, communities and businesses by acting as peacemakers. It is to show mercy by refusing to discard people, harm the environment, or seek to win at any cost. . . . Active nonviolence is a way of showing that unity is truly more powerful and more fruitful than conflict.”
(Above is quoted from the press release of Catholic Nonviolence Initiative)
SCLs "stand" for justice; left to right: Sisters Mary Arthel Cline, Linda Roth Therese Bangert, Cele Breen and Vickie Perkins.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) action suggestion:
“I was a stranger, and you welcomed Me”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
through its office of Justice for Immigrants,
has been a leading voice with Congress
for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
During Lent, the bishops have invited Catholics to
make calls to Catholic members of Congress
asking those members to support reform that
provides a reasonable path to citizenship and
promotes family unity.
Click here for more information.
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