Study Resources

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


Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising Tensions, June 20, 2024

We are pleased to be able to share this video of a webinar offered June 20th by Veterans For Peace and the VFP Nuclear Abolition Working Group. Entitled “Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising Tensions, the webinar featured William Hartung, Nuclear Arms Expert; Linda Pentz-Gunther, Beyond Nuclear, and Greg Mello, Los Alamos Study Group.

A Conversation with Annie Jacobsen, May 29, 2024

Back from the Brink, a US-based grassroots coalition of individuals, organizations and elected officials working together toward a world free of nuclear weapons, hosted Annie Jacobsen, author of the best-selling book Nuclear War. PCMA is pleased to share the video, below.

Building a World without Nuclear Weapons: An Urgent Imperative, January 27, 2024

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. Suggested follow-up actions are listed on the January 27 Forum Page and the PCMA Action Page.

Israeli refusers from the Mesarvot Conscription Refusers Nework, June 9, 2024

Mass Peace Action recently hosted a webinar featuring brave young Israeli Conscientious Objectors from the network called Mesarvot, which is Hebrew for “Refusers.” MAPA has posted the recording of the webinar, which we are pleased to share, below. Suggested follow-up actions are listed on the PCMA Action Page.

Rev. Munther Isaac, Easter Vigil for Gaza, 2024

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.

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

“Pursue What Leads to Peace” (Rom. 14:19): A Christian Response to Rising Threats of Political and Ideological Violence, June 2024
–Most Rev. Borys Gudziak, Archbishop of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia; Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

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