Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

Fratelli Tutti: Francis explores fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020

October 4, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti during a visit to Assisi. The encyclical calls for a new kind of politics and emphasises social friendship as a way to build a more just and peaceful world. It encourages the contribution of all people and institutions and seeks to build a global movement Read more

Peace and comfort: 50 verses from the Bible

Monday, June 8th, 2020
Peace Comfort

Psalm 27:12 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will Read more

Running NZ for peace – Peace runners visit schools

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

They came with a message of peace and left enriched by the same. A group of international peace runners traversed roads from Coromandel to Whangamata over a week that was memorable for everyone. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay seeking to inspire the creation of a more peaceful world. Eleven runners Read more

Sex tourism, suicide, the death penalty, peace: Pope visits Thailand and Japan

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

As Pope Francis beging the thirty-second trip of his pontificate Nov. 19 to Thailand and Japan, he will once again be visiting nations where Catholics are a small minority. In both countries, there’s one Catholic for every 200 people, as opposed to roughly one for five in the United States. The Nov. 19-26 trip will Read more

Pope heads to Asia seeking dialogue, peace and ecological solidarity

Monday, September 16th, 2019

For experts and locals alike, it seems Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to Thailand and Japan will not only highlight the Vatican’s strong ties with interreligious communities in each country, but it could also help the pope advance his ecological and peace-making agenda. Speaking to Crux, Adul Smanyaphirak, a Muslim living in Bangkok, said that for Read more

Praying for peace at the Pentagon

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Every Monday morning for the past 30 years, members of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker community in Washington, D.C. have been making their way across the Potomac River to pray and nonviolently witness for peace in front of the most symbolic war planning, war-making headquarters on earth: the Pentagon. On August 6 – the 73rd Read more

Cameroon needs Church to mediate

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Cameroon needs the Catholic Church to help broker peace, says the International Crisis Group. It could help break the stalemate between separatists and security forces, the Group says. “Other than the Catholic clergy, there are few prospective peacemakers.” Read more Related Posts:”We have defeated COVID-19 in Cameroon,” bishop saysVatican creates group to study separating mafia Read more

Is religion intrinsically violent?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

It has become one of the most commonplace and influential ideas about religion: that it is the cause of much, if not most, of the conflict and violence in the world. While this is not a new idea — religious passions have long been deemed suspect for their potential to causes divisions — the notion Read more

South Sudanese leaders – no peacemaking skills say bishops

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Catholic bishops in South Sudan say the country’s leaders need help with peacemaking. They say the killings in South Sudan must stop. In their view South Sudanese leaders do not know how to make peace, are confused, traumatised and fear peace. Their comments were made the same day Pope Francis designated for global prayers for Read more

Passchendaele “New Zealand’s darkest day” in WWI remembered on distant shores

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A New Zealand Memorial and Garden has been opened at Zonnebeke, Belgium, in time for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele. It is one ‘petal’ of a larger memorial for all those who died there – including German soldiers. It’s also a departure from the style of tributes in the 1920s to the ‘glorious dead’, Read more