On Tuesday, Oct. 11, activists organized to shut down five pipelines transporting Canadian tar sands through Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington. They warned of the climate danger posed by the oil and pledged solidarity with activists fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. This was an action of civil disobedience, an example of people ready to risk imprisonment for the sake of future generations. http://grist.org/briefly/relive-a-big-moment-in-civil-disobedience-for-the-climate/?utm_campaign=daily-static&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edit-daily
Pax Christi Massachusetts will be hosting its 2016 State Assembly entitled “Ending the Nuclear Nightmare! Faithful Witnesses and Non Violent Strategies!!” with presentations from Marie Dennie and Jonathan Alan King. The Assembly will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Susanna Parish, 262 Needham Street, Dedham MA from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (with registration beginning at 8:30am). See the below link for full...
Conference Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence Rome, April 11-13, 2016 For More Information visit: www.nonviolencejustpeace.net. You can also endorse the statement here An Appeal to the Catholic Church to Re-Commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence As Christians committed to a more just and peaceful world we are called to take a clear stand...
Joshua J. McElwee | Apr. 5, 2016 Rome – The Vatican will be hosting a first of its kind conference next week to reexamine the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, bringing some 80 experts engaged in global nonviolent struggles to Rome with the aim of developing a new moral framework that rejects ethical justifications for war.Participants say the conference — to be...
Facing Violence Unafraid: Building Jesus’ Nonviolent Alternatives Retreat Leaders: Sr. Jane Morrissey and Philip Harak Saturday, April 9, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish 151 Mendon St, Upton, MA 01568 Registration begins at 8:30 – Program 9:00 am to 3:00 pm View The Flyer Here
Pax Christi members (left to right) Irene Desharmais, Pat Ferrone, and Fr. Rocco Puopolo at the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the statehouse. The Stations of the Cross at the Statehouse is an annual event initiated by Agape and co-sponsored by Pax Christi MA, Sisters of St. Anne and the House of Peace.
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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday—It must be the season of gift-giving again! And why not? What can be nicer than giving gifts to show people we care about and appreciate them? And what can be more gratifying than seeing joy and excitement when the recipient is a child? But what to give? This is a season for celebrating love whether it is Love born...
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PCMA 2015 Assembly Flyer Sister Helen, the author of the autobiographical book Dead ManWalking and of The Death of Innocents, says: “The death penalty is one of the great moral issues facing our country, yet most people rarely think about it and very few of us take the time to delve deeply enough into this issue to be able to make an informed decision.”