Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

9 reasons Pope should win Nobel Peace Prize Comments 0

Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Pope Francis has been announced as one of the 278 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize. Here are a few reasons why he deserves to win over the other nominees, which include Vladimir Putin and Edward Snowden. Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize 1. He’s practically a rockstar What does Pope Francis have in common Read more

Prison a gift says jailed 84 year old activist nun Comments 0

Friday, February 21st, 2014
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An 84 year old Catholic nun was sentenced to prison, February 18, for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear weapons facility and defacing its walls in July 2012. Sr Megan Rice a member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus was sentenced to 35 months in prison on one count of depredation of property and Read more

Francis the peacemaker Comments 0

Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Much attention has been given to the pope’s concern for the poor, which was reflected in his choice of Francis as his papal name. But as Pope Francis explained to journalists three days after his election, he also chose the name Francis because St. Francis of Assisi is “the man of peace. … He is the man Read more

The Hunger Games: An ethics of peace for our time Comments 0

Friday, November 29th, 2013
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Let’s play a game: I will describe a location, and you decide whether it’s The Roman Empire around the time Jesus lived or Panem, the dystopian nation where The Hunger Games trilogy takes place. Question 1: This location has a class of people whose wealth desensitizes it to the needs of the less fortunate. Panem, Read more

PCC: 7 forms of injustice that prevent peace in Pacific region Comments 0

Friday, September 20th, 2013
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The absence of violence is not an indication of the existence of peace, the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) said on Thursday. General Secretary Reverend Francois Pihaatae said a key component to creating peace was to first ensure a just society. Pihaatae was speaking ahead of the International Day of Peace on Saturday (September 21). Read more

President Obama sees Catholic schools as divisive Comments 0

Friday, June 21st, 2013

United States President Barack Obama has argued that parish schools are an impediment to the establishment of a lasting peace in Northern Ireland. Speaking in Belfast to a crowd composed mainly of children, Obama said “segregated schools” block the path to full reconciliation. “If towns remain divided, if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Read more

Fiji’s Elizabeth Krishna at Summer Peace building Institute Comments 0

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Elizabeth Krishna, 52, of Fiji,who works through the  Catholic Church to combat unemployment and crime and close the gap between rich and poor, was one of 16 women from five regions in the South Pacific who attended the 2013 Summer Peace building Institute (SPI) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), May 6 -June 14. Krishna says, ” for me, it’s always Read more

UN secretary meets Pope of ‘peace and purpose’ Comments 0

Friday, April 12th, 2013
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised Pope Francis as “a man of peace and purpose” following their first meeting at the Vatican. “He is a voice for the voiceless. I look forward to continuing our conversation,” Ban said, adding that he had invited the Pope to visit the UN “at his earliest convenience”. Read more

A vision of peace – how ‘Pacem in Terris’ helped change the world Comments 1

Friday, April 12th, 2013
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‘Pacem in Terris’ was born in the mind of Blessed John XXIII in the fall of 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, when he served as a back channel between President John F. Kennedy and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, urging dialogue to end the most dangerous confrontation of the cold war. For the pope, Read more

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