Study Resources

Books, websites, videos and other resources to move us forward in understanding our call to Peacemaking and Peacekeeping.


Rev. Munthen Isaac is a Palestinian Christian theologian and the pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem. His Easter Vigil 2024 homily vividly described the situation in Gaza and implored the world to recognize and respond to the suffering of the people of Gaza.

In January 2024, Pax Christi Massachusetts partnered with Pax Christi USA and 66 co-sponsors to offer a video forum on the urgent need to move away from nuclear weapons. The Speakers were Most Rev. John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe; Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International, and Dr. Ira Helfand, IPPNW.

websites and reading material


Center for Christian Nonviolence,  home site for Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

SS Francis & Thérèse Catholic Worker, a Catholic Worker Community in Worcester, MA

Agape Community, a lay Catholic residental community located in Hardwick, MA

Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, an initiative affirming the practice of active nonviolence at the heart of the Catholic Church

Books, Pamphlets, and other Reading Material

Nuclear War
by Annie Jacobsen

Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament Archbishop John C. Wester’s pastoral letter on eliminating nuclear weapons

Living in the Company of Jesus: A Practical, Scripture-Based Guide to Deepening Your Journey within His Nonviolent Kingdom, by Philip J. Harak and G. Simon Harak

The Gospel of Peace: A Commentary on Matthew, Mark, and Luke from the Perspective of Nonviolence, by long-time activist, author and teacher of nonviolence, Father John Dear