Gospel Non-Violence

An invitation to Gospel Non-violent Companionship

Peacemaking is a radical commitment–a demanding journey that needs to be shared in a community of prayer and support. These monthly sessions are an invitation to gospel companionship: breaking the Bread of the Gospel in communal prayer, mutual support, and shared accountability. To begin with, we will use the five-session structure of The Risk of the Cross: Living Gospel Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age (required reading for participants), with an introductory session facilitated by Art Laffin, the author.

Join with us in our Gospel Non-violent support group. We meet monthly on Thursdays, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time:

Thursdays at 3 PM Eastern time

September 10

October 8

November 12

December 10

January 14, 2021

February 11, 2021

Autumn 2020 Webinars offered by the Gospel Nonviolent Working Group

• September 9, Wednesday, 3 PM Eastern
Artisans of Peace: A Demanding Journey.

This is an introduction to ‘Artisans of Peace’, with an emphasis on peacemaking as a shared journey of prayer and action.  This webinar grounds our work in the radical Gospel call to discipleship.

Presenter: Art Laffin, author of The Risk of the Cross: Living Gospel Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age, member of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, WA, DC.

• October 7, Wednesday, 3 PM Eastern
Choosing Peace: Vision and Practice

An exploration of our ‘foundational book’, Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence: a summary vision for the practice of contemporary peacemaking.

Presenter, Marie Dennis, editor of Choosing Peace, former president of Pax Christi International.

• November 10, Tuesday, 3 PM Eastern
From Just War to Just Peace: A Transformation in Catholic Teaching.

This webinar addresses the remarkable, emerging vision of Catholic peacemaking.  How do we begin to make this ‘best-kept secret’ more understood, accepted, and implemented in our community of faith?

Presenter: Eli McCarthy, professor of Justice and Peace Studies, Georgetown University, member of the steering committee, Catholic Nonviolence Initiative (CNI), author, A Just Peace Ethic Primer: Building a Sustainable Peace and Breaking Cycles of Violence.

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