April 11 marks 60 years since the publication of Pacem in Terris, St. John XXIII’s encyclical on peace which has shaped and influenced the work of Pax Christi for decades.
On Wednesday, April 19, 7 PM Central, Pax Christi International and its Catholic Nonviolence Initiative invite all to attend, online or in person in Chicago, a special event to celebrate the 60 years of Pacem in Terris.
>> In person: Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. Use this link to register if you would like to attend in person.
>> Online: Use this link to join the event by Zoom.
The groundbreaking vision of Pacem in Terris, that “love not fear must dominate the
relationships between individuals and between nations,” set the Catholic Church on a path in pursuit of peace built on the principles of truth, justice, charity and freedom.
Speakers will explore how that path is leading to Gospel nonviolence at the center of Church teaching on war and peace and will discuss the important role that the Church can play in facilitating a global shift from a logic of violence to a logic of nonviolence.
4 thoughts on “Pacem in Terris at 60: Is the Catholic Church heeding the call to Gospel nonviolence?”
Why isn’t this preached in every parish across the nation. It’s time our Bishops and clergy stepped up and speak out!
Thanks for inviting us to be there on zoom. It is a good idea to help us find language to stretch toward real nonviolence, in so many ways we interact with the world around us! It is also good for us to find solidarity in the company of others who see this as one of the most important manifestations of our faith.