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Becoming Peacemakers:A Gospel Response to Violence in Bellingham

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.29.16
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By Nick Mele

Pax Christi International co-president Marie Dennis

Pax Christi International co-president Marie Dennis

Approximately 200 peacemakers from the Canadian border to the Columbia River gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Burien, WA, to hear Pax Christi International co-president Marie Dennis discuss her vision of how to influence the world to move from war to peace, from violence to nonviolence. Two local people told their stories of exposure to violence and conversion to nonviolence and forgiveness, and participants shared with one another their hopes and plans for creating a nonviolent society. Before lunch, all participants read together a witness statement pledging to “make a public, prayerful witness to affirm our call to be peacemakers and to pledge our lives in support of active nonviolence and Just Peace – in our world, country, communities and families.”

After lunch, about a third of the participants stayed to engage in contemplative dialogues around their commitments to peace and nonviolence.

Photo Credit: Vince Herberholt
Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2016

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