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The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Conference Recap

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.31.17

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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Answering the Call to Build Nonviolent Communities

Posted by Erin Bechtol

 by Christopher D. Malano   Pope Francis called upon everyone to dedicate the year 2017 to “prayerfully and actively to banishing violence from our hearts, words and deeds, and to becoming nonviolent people and to building nonviolent communities that care for … read more

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Global Peacebuilding with International Cities of Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.26.17

During the 2017 Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions, International Cities of Peace organized a series of events featuring peace poles, multicultural meals, peace murals, youth events, and more. International Cities of Peace™ is a nonprofit, tax-exempt association dedicated to connecting, … read more

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Read the Notes from the Post-Week of Actions CNV Conference Call!

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.19.17

On October 17th we held our National Campaign Nonviolence Conference Call.  We debriefed and discussed the events that took place during the Week of Actions Sept. 16-24, 2017.  If you missed the call, you can read the notes or listen … read more

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How the Sermon on the Mount Can be the Church’s “Manual” for Peacemaking

Posted by Erin Bechtol

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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Nonviolent Options and Just Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.13.17

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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Nonviolence and Just Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol

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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Preventing Communal Violence in Salem, OR

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.12.17

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

Posted by Ryan Hall

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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Grappling with Monumental Violence: A Personal Journey

Posted by Erin Bechtol

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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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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