Nonviolence as an antidote to the destruction of “our common home”

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The convictions of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative (CNI) in a few short years have gained acceptance throughout the Catholic world and beyond. Over the next several weeks this column will concentrate on what the CNI is promoting: the growing conviction among scholars, practitioners of peace and … Continue reading Nonviolence as an antidote to the destruction of “our common home”

Kids by rubble in Iraq

Twenty years after 9/11, we should understand that violence for violence just leads to more death

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Writing about the common good in his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis observes: “The common good calls for social peace; whenever this is violated, violence always ensues”. (No. 157) This week we have seen Pope Francis’ insight written in outsized capital letters as the United States … Continue reading Twenty years after 9/11, we should understand that violence for violence just leads to more death