Pope Francis, St. Francis show us the way toward a new politics in service of human dignity

by Johnny ZokovitchExecutive Director, Pax Christi USAFaith Leader, Everytown Interfaith Mobilization Partnership In the midst of a presidential election that has been marred by veiled threats of violence, rhetoric aimed at dehumanizing opponents, and efforts designed to undermine trust in our democratic institutions and processes -- all on top of 230,000 deaths from COVID-19 -- … Continue reading Pope Francis, St. Francis show us the way toward a new politics in service of human dignity

Reflection on Sunday’s gospel: A parable that paints a picture of how difficult systemic change is

by Johnny ZokovitchExecutive Director, Pax Christi USA Jesus’s parables, like the one we have today in Matthew’s gospel (Matt 18:21-35), lend themselves to multiple interpretations. For instance, the gospel writers themselves situate the parables into larger stories and use material surrounding the parable to give it a particular slant, a particular meaning. What we most … Continue reading Reflection on Sunday’s gospel: A parable that paints a picture of how difficult systemic change is