REFLECTION: American war-makers or Gospel peacemakers?

by Fr. John Dear, SJ Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace In Seattle on Thursday night, I spoke about Jesus' Sermon on the Mount commendation: Blessed are the peacemakers. Jesus was a peacemaker, I declared, and anyone who claims to be a Christian has to become a peacemaker. Every Christian church should be a community … Continue reading REFLECTION: American war-makers or Gospel peacemakers?

REFLECTION: The peaceable witness of James Loney in ‘Captivity’

by Fr. John Dear, SJ Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace It's been hard for me to watch the election campaign when so little attention was paid to our ongoing wars, closing Guantanamo, ending the death penalty, Wall Street corporate corruption, the needs of the poor, and catastrophic climate change -- even as the unthinkable … Continue reading REFLECTION: The peaceable witness of James Loney in ‘Captivity’