About suffering: A massacre of the innocents in Yemen

by Kathy KellyPax Christi USA Teacher of Peace In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder created “The Massacre of the Innocents,” (pictured below, right) a provocative masterpiece of religious art. The painting reworks a biblical narrative about King Herod’s order to slaughter all newborn boys in Bethlehem for fear that a messiah had been born there. … Continue reading About suffering: A massacre of the innocents in Yemen

Nuclear weapons are illegal: 50 nations ratify historic UN treaty

by Art Laffin, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peacein NCR Seventy-five years after the U.S. committed the unspeakable crime of using nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, a historic milestone has finally been achieved: Nuclear weapons have been declared illegal under a new United Nations treaty. On Oct. 24, the Treaty on the … Continue reading Nuclear weapons are illegal: 50 nations ratify historic UN treaty