Funding armaments instead of human needs is violence

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The conviction that violence produces and underlies practically every situation of evil in the human experience centers this week on armaments – more precisely the possession of armaments. Let me begin with a personal experience which will serve as the backdrop for what follows. During my … Continue reading Funding armaments instead of human needs is violence

Addressing the violence inherent in consumerism

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The organizing principle of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative (CNI) is: “Nonviolence is a theological and practical framework which cuts across … many forms of violence.” (Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace in the Church and the World, 11-12) During these weeks, this column is commenting on several … Continue reading Addressing the violence inherent in consumerism