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

Pax Christi USA joins 39 groups in telling Congress that withdrawing from Afghanistan means cutting the Pentagon budget

Pax Christi USA joined thirty-nine other groups in signing onto a letter to the leadership of the defense appropriations subcommittees calling for a lower Pentagon budget for FY22 in light of the recent announcement that the U.S. will be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. “Estimates indicate that at least $20 billion and perhaps as much as $50 billion … Continue reading Pax Christi USA joins 39 groups in telling Congress that withdrawing from Afghanistan means cutting the Pentagon budget