REFLECTION: Vatican conference urges church to abandon “just war” theory

by Tony Magliano On the night before his execution, Jesus said to his disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you” (John 14:27). Facing a horrible violent death, Jesus taught the first leaders of his church to respond to violence … Continue reading REFLECTION: Vatican conference urges church to abandon “just war” theory

IRAQ-SYRIA: ISIS – Nonviolent resistance?

by Eli McCarthy, Pax Christi Metro D.C.-Baltimore Anything sound familiar to the recent grumblings about war? The lyrics of "dismantle, defeat, and destroy" continue to resound in our collective discourse and consciousness. Another Authorization of Military Force has been proposed and most of Congress appears to simply be debating the parameters of an AUMF rather … Continue reading IRAQ-SYRIA: ISIS – Nonviolent resistance?