Posts Tagged ‘peace activists’

ANZAC Day peace vigil: Respect for the fallen or freedom of speech? Comments 0

Monday, May 1st, 2017
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On Anzac Day a group small elderly Whanganui women took part in a peace vigil. They were Quakers, members of the Religious Society of Friends, who strive to “bring about God’s will without the use of force or violence.” Quakers refuse to take part in war and preparation for war; and oppose the culture of militarism. Read more

Seven bishops, an abbot, and a psychiatrist dialogue with peace activists Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, gathered with about 25 peace activists – myself included – to share a simple meal and consider the horrible emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds suffered by combatants of war. In the old basement of historic St. Vincent de Paul Church, Read more