Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

May 25, 2017

In the most local and ordinary situations and in the international order, may nonviolence become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions, and indeed of political life in all its forms.
-Pope Francis“Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace”

Amplify Active Nonviolence in the Catholic Church

Pax Christi USA is encouraging Catholic bishops in the United States to embrace Pope Francis’ call to active nonviolence. You are invited to write to your bishop and call for a greater commitment to active nonviolence by sharing and speaking about Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace message broadly within the diocese and concretely committing to increase practices of active nonviolence.

Individual hard copy letters mailed directly to the bishop are more powerful than form letters, emails or one letter signed by many. Click here for a sample letter that you can download, personalize, save and print. Then click here to use the USCCB’s diocesan locator to look up your bishop’s address.

The bishops will be meeting over the summer, and the hope is that this concerted effort will have a positive impact on them and the Catholic Church in the United States. Once you have sent your letter, click here to let Pax Christi USA know that you took action.

Did you Know...?
Friday, June 2, is national gun violence awareness day. Go to www.wearorange.org to learn more and make plans to wear orange that day.
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