"Choosing Peace" wins first place in Catholic Social Teaching category from Catholic Press Association


26/6/19 - Pax Christi International is thrilled to announce that Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence by Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International, has won first place in the Catholic Social Teaching category for the Catholic Press Association (of the United States and Canada) Book Awards

The book examines how during the era of Pope Francis’s pontificate, a quiet revolution has been underway in the Catholic Church’s approach to issues of war and peace: a recovery of the centrality of the tradition of active nonviolence and a growing commitment to just, integral peace for all peoples. The book was prompted by the historic conference organised by Pax Christi International and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and hosted at the Vatican in 2016, with support from Pope Francis, which gathered 80 peacemakers from around the world.

Choosing Peace gathers key papers prepared for that conference along with reflections from participants from around the globe. Some of the most compelling stories in the book are those from church leaders and activists from violent conflict zones. Together the collection advances the conversation about the practice of nonviolence in a violent world, Jesus and nonviolence, traditional Catholic teaching on nonviolence, and reflections on the future of Catholic teaching in a world desperately in need of justice and peace.

Pax Christi International extends our congratulations to Marie Dennis on winning this prestigious award and thanks the Catholic Press Association for their recognition. 

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