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Back to Los Alamos

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.02.17

by John Dear   This Saturday, August 5th, my friends and I will once again climb the mountain of Los Alamos, New Mexico, for our annual sackcloth and ashes peace vigil to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic terrorist attack on … read more

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers In Huntington

Posted by Erin Bechtol
07.31.17

“We’re addicted to violence. The only healing is nonviolence,” said John Dear, one of three Pace e Bene leaders to speak at the Blessed Are the Peacemakers conference last weekend. He was joined by Ken Butigan and Kit Evans-Ford, working … read more

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Watch Book Discussion: Doing Time for Peace

Posted by Ryan Hall
07.28.17

On Thursday July 27th, we held our latest Book of the Month Discussion with author Rosalie Riegle featuring her book Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community. If you missed the discussion, you can watch it below. Be sure to join us on Thursday … read more

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Fr. Jerry Zawada – Presente!

Posted by Ryan Hall
07.25.17

Pace e Bene mourns and celebrates the life of our close friend Fr. Jerry Zawada, OFM, a long time Franciscan Peace activist, who has accompanied us for decades, from our office in Las Vegas to our recent national conference in … read more

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Listen to the Interview with Friar Louie Vitale

Posted by Erin Bechtol
07.20.17

A few weeks ago, Pace e Bene co-founder Friar Louie Vitale was interviewed by Russ Jennings for his blog “Love in a Dangerous Time“.  Below is the audio and Russ’ brief description. On Easter Sunday of this year (2017) I … read more

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The Three Steps of Nonviolence

Posted by Erin Bechtol
07.07.17

by Rev. John Dear For me, the great question as a Christian is: “How do we follow the nonviolent Jesus more faithfully in this culture of violence and war?” I think about this question morning, noon and night. And I always come back … read more

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Watch the Book Discussion-Gandhi and Jesus:The Saving Power of Nonviolence

Posted by Ryan Hall
06.30.17

On Thursday June 29th, we held our latest Book of the Month Discussion with author Terry Rynne featuring his book Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence. If you missed the call, you can watch it below. Be sure … read more

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Why Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message is Such a Breakthrough

Posted by Ryan Hall
06.23.17

By Terry Rynne, a Pace e Bene speaker, founder of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking,  teacher of Peace Studies at Marquette and author of Gandhi and Jesus and Jesus Christ Peacemaker. The fact that Pope Francis consciously chose “nonviolence” … read more

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Support the work of peace and Pace e Bene in Australia

Posted by Erin Bechtol
06.12.17

PeBA NEWS June, 2017 Greetings! It has been a while, but here is another News with recent adventures on the part of members and colleagues. Best wishes, George Trippe, Perth Every June we ask registered members of Pace e Bene … read more

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The Sultan and the Saint: Making Peace in the Crusades

Posted by Erin Bechtol
06.06.17

From the Franciscan Action Network The Sultan and the Saint tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one an … read more

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Preventing Communal Violence in Salem, OR

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

In response to recent uptake in verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags. violence in various parts of the United States, including the state of Oregon and even … read more

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Campaign Nonviolence Organizer Shot with BB Gun During Action

by Ryan Hall // Campaign Nonviolence

Recently we were contacted by our friend, Monica Juma, who is an action organizer in Memphis, TN.  During a peace vigil they were holding for the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions, she was shot in the arm with a bb-gun, … read more

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Nonviolent Options and Just Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Home Page News

On October 6 and 7, the University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture hosted a conference entitled, “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue.”  This event was a follow-up to … read more

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