Tag Archives: Peace

World Day of Peace message 2017 – Pope Francis

On January 1 Pope Francis said in his World Day of Peace reflection, “I pledge the assistance of the Church in every effort to build peace through active and creative nonviolence.” — The title of the Holy Father’s reflection is: “Nonviolence, A Style of Politics.” Tap on the picture to access the full text of Pope Francis’ thought provoking reflection....
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Restorative Justice goes beyond Legal Training

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Joe Loney We met in a ten by five foot room, which serves as a computer skills room, library, interview room and combined storage-closet for the newcomers and sleeping quarters in the nighttime. Through the grapevine, Miguel learned that the free lawyer from the “Church” was attending to legal questions. He must have waited fifteen...
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Finding Alternatives to Violence: Reaching Youth in Brazil

Written by Flávio José Rocha da Silva, This past January, I was invited by the NGO GAIA to facilitate a short workshop on Theater of the Oppressed for teenagers who have been in prison. The youth were able to leave prison on some conditions, like participating socio-educative activities like my theater workshop at this NGO. Most of them come from...
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Bolivia and My Road to Emmaus

by Joe Loney Just a few weeks ago the Sunday Gospel told us the story of the disciples unknowingly meeting the resurrected Jesus on the road to Emmaus.  I would like to tell you about my own road to Emmaus. Early one Friday morning I journeyed by bus from my home in Cochabamba, Bolivia to a village called Sipe Sipe,...
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Good morning to you

This morning I awoke with my heart beating faster. Today, Monday, January 23rd, is the day that it will be announced whether 6 men will be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands for crimes against humanity for inciting and organizing violence after the Kenyan Presidential elections. The next elections are coming up and two of these men...
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