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Grappling with Monumental Violence: A Personal Journey

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.12.17

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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Iran and North Korea: Testing the Moral Fiber of the United States

Posted by Ryan Hall

751 Catholic Leaders Point to Iran Deal and Call for Nonviolent Action with North Korea Iran and North Korea: Testing the Moral Fiber of the United States October 12, 2017 Recent threats by President Trump to “totally destroy” North Korea … read more

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The Church and Nonviolence

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.11.17

By John Dear, Oct. 7, 2017 // Given at a recent nonviolence conference in San Diego I see the church as the global community of followers of Jesus; and since Jesus was perfectly nonviolent and taught and commanded active nonviolence, … read more

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Let’s End the Culture of Violence

Posted by Ryan Hall
10.02.17

By Ryan Hall Once again our country is faced with yet another mass shooting.  This time in Las Vegas, NV and it is now considered the deadliest in modern US history.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed … read more

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Watch Book Discussion: The Nonviolence Handbook

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.01.17

On Thursday August 31st, we held our latest Book of the Month Discussion with author Michael Nagler featuring his book The Nonviolence Handbook. If you missed the discussion, you can watch it below. See the entire playlist of past book discussions on our YouTube page here!

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WHAT I SAW IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Posted by Ryan Hall
08.15.17

By Brian McLaren // Reposted from Auburn Seminary As I wrote last week, I accepted an invitation from the Charlottesville clergy to come to their city the weekend of the Unite the Right rally, to join them in witness against white supremacy, Neo-naziism, … read more

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Watch Blessed are the Peacemakers Conference Talks!

Posted by Ryan Hall
08.09.17

Below are the three talks given by John Dear, Kit Evans-Ford and Ken Butigan during the Blessed are the Peacemakers Conference in Huntington, Indiana July 28-29, 2017. You can also watch them on the Pace e Bene YouTube channel here. … read more

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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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ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN formally launched 10 years ago in Austria, and since then has built incredible public support for nuclear disarmament around the world. Today … read more

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Satyagraha: The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By George Payne with Gandhi Earth Keepers International   The most powerful force in the universe is not electromagnetism, gravity, or time. The greatest force in the universe is Satyagraha, which technically means a firm or steadfast adherence to Truth. … read more

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A Radical Prayer to End War

by Erin Bechtol // Home Page News

Pace e Bene is pleased to announce the release of John Dear’s new book Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. The book is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. From … read more

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