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Annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross at Massachusetts Statehouse

Annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross at Massachusetts Statehouse

From Noon to 3pm on April 14th (Good Friday) join with various peace and religious communities in the front of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston in a silent vigil with individual reflections on the sufferings of Christ as we see the sufferings of the world crucified by war and violence.  All are welcome  


Valentine’s Day Homily on Nonviolence and Love of Enemies

Valentine’s Day Homily on Nonviolence and Love of Enemies

Homily  Feb. 19, 2017             Loretto Motherhouse   We’ve just passed Valentine’s day, lots of little red hearts floating around, they all say I love you. But if you asked “What exactly IS this love you’re passing around?” it would be hard to explain. We’d think of Paul’s beautiful words to the Corinthians: “love is patient, love is kind…” We’d think of people who are dear...

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Pax Christi USA’s statement opposing President Trump’s Executive Orders

Pax Christi USA’s statement opposing President Trump’s Executive Orders

Greetings, Pax Christi USA deplores the three executive orders President Trump has recently signed. One is in favor of resurrecting the Dakota Access pipeline, another in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, and another for advancing the deportation of immigrants and the construction of a wall on the US southern border. The common thread of these orders is the blatant disregard for the will of...

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Pope Francis Pledges Support of Church for Peacemaking through Active Nonviolence in World Day of Peace Message

Pope Francis Pledges Support of Church for Peacemaking through Active Nonviolence in World Day of Peace Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2017 Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace 1. At the beginning of this New Year, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious, civic and community leaders. I wish peace to every man,...

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Christmas Truce of 1914 Story Told through Songs and Letters

Christmas Truce of 1914 Story Told through Songs and Letters

The program took place at St. Susannah’s Church in Dedham and told of the spontaneous World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 that brought a temporary end to fighting in the trenches while soldiers crossed through no man’s land to celebrate Christmas together.  The story was brought alive through songs and letters written by soldiers and their families.  You can view the program in its...

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Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

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 to Host 2016 Fall Assembly with Marie Dennis and Jonathan King

Pax Christi Massachusetts to Host 2016 Fall Assembly with Marie Dennis and Jonathan King

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...

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Vatican Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace Report

Vatican Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace Report

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...

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Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence

Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence

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...

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Pax Christi Massachusetts 2016 Retreat

Pax Christi Massachusetts 2016 Retreat

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



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