Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

Right to work is needed for peace, says Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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In a wide-ranging message for the World Day of Peace on January 1, Pope Benedict XVI says peace is threatened by a much broader set of causes than war, terrorism and international crime. Peace involves the human person as a whole, the Pope says, so true peacemakers defend human life at every stage of its Read more

Peace is found in the grit of everyday life Comments 0

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Let’s just say that suddenly you are a social scientist and you want to study peace. That is, you want to understand what makes for a peaceful society. Let’s say that, for years in your work in various parts of the world, you’ve been surrounded by evidence of violence and war. From individual people, you’ve Read more

Violence prevents papal mission to Syria Comments 4

Friday, November 9th, 2012
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As violence in Syria continues to escalate, the Vatican has called off sending a papal delegation there on a mission of peace. Instead, Pope Benedict XVI has sent Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, to neighbouring Lebanon, to meet pastors and members of the various churches present in Syria. He Read more

November – month of remembrance of Parihaka Comments 0

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, an increasing number of families, parishes, schools and communities are learning about and reflecting on the commitment of the people of Parihaka to open community discussion and peaceful action. Parihaka is a community approximately 55 Kilometres southwest of New Plymouth. In the 1870s and 80s, under the leadership of Tohu and Read more

Vatican to send peace delegation to Syria ‘as soon as possible’ Comments 0

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi on Monday said the peace mission to Syria will will take place “as soon as possible” but may be delayed by recent events. Several prelates, including New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, were set to leave for Syria later this week, but Lombardi said recent fighting in Damascu and unrest in Beirut Read more

Pope sends mission to Syria to promote peace, show solidarity Comments 0

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is sending a delegation of bishops, including Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, to Syria in late October to show solidarity with victims of violence and encourage peace negotiations. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, made the announcement on Oct. 16, the Catholic News Service reported. “In the certainty that Read more

Peace Sunday — 05 August 2012 Comments 0

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

“Making every effort to maintain the spirit of  unity in the bond of peace” (Ephesians  4:3b). Blessed are the Peacemakers Violence is something we live with on a daily basis. It can be felt as an unkind word, experienced as a physical injury or extreme hunger, or seen in spectacular actions of armed killers on the Read more

Pope saddened by Syrian massacre: calls for dialogue Comments 0

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Pope Benedict is saddened by the military’s massacre of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla, and has again called for talks to end the violence. “The recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla in which around one hundred people, including numerous children, lost their lives, is a motive of great sorrow and concern Read more

Chiefs and church leaders resolve conflict at grassroots. Comments 0

Friday, May 4th, 2012

In the Pacific, it has been found that community leaders such as chiefs and church leaders resolve conflict on a day to day basis often preventing needless escalation of disputes. A University of Queensland researcher, Morgan Brigg, says research in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu shows peace and order is Read more

Sudan president: only way to negotiate is with bullets and rifles Comments 0

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Sudanese president Omar al Bashir says the only way to negotiate with the South Sudanese is “with bullets and rifles.” Bashir’s rhetoric and the attitude of the United Nations has Caritas Internationalis warning that Sudan and  South Sudan are just a step away from the brink of full-scale war. Caritas is urging the Sudanese leaders Read more