USA: Catholic Nonviolence Initiative part of free webinar on civil resistance in September
27/8/19 - Join ICNC and Marie Dennis, Sharon Erickson Nepstad, and Eli McCarthy for a free webinar on civil resistance and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative on September 5, 12-1pm EDT.
In its "Appeal to the Catholic Church to Re-commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence", the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative states its goal to help promote the skills of effective “nonviolent resistance, restorative justice, trauma healing, unarmed civilian protection, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding” throughout the worldwide Catholic Church. This statement was issued at the conclusion of the Vatican-approved “Nonviolence and Just Peace” conference held in Rome on April 11-13, 2016. The conference, co-sponsored by Pax Christi International and the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, included more than eighty scholars, theologians, priests, bishops, lay leaders, and congregational members from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. The conference discussions have now been made widely available in the book Choosing Peace published this year by Orbis Books.
In this webinar, we will hear from a scholar and two members of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative as they describe CNI’s efforts to deepen the Catholic Church’s understanding of and commitment to “active nonviolence” with a particular focus on civil resistance as a key tool in promoting social justice. Marie Dennis will introduce the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and its engagement through two major conferences with the Vatican...