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Seeds of the Church: The Martyrs of El Salvador

Three Maryknoll Sisters joined the SHARE Delegation to El Salvador from November 28 – December 5, 2015, commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the martyrdom of the four churchwomen. The following is a report-back from Maryknoll Sister and Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore member Veronica Schweyen.

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Holy Land, Land of Contradictions

The Holy Land – where Jesus walked, taught and died – is a land of great contradictions. It is a place of deep reverence for millions of people, whether Christian, Moslem or Jew, while at the same time a symbol of terror, hatred and oppression for millions more.

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Informed Consent in the Nuclear Age

There are still nearly 16,000 nuclear weapons on the planet, some 1,800 on Cold War-era hair-trigger alert on land, in the air and under the seas, ready to destroy all human past and future achievements in a few minutes. We’ve been on the brink of self-annihilation for 70 years.

Moving from Nuclear Deterrence to Abolition: The Church’s Moral Teaching Evolves

This year we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, killed an estimated 200,000 men, women, and children, the great majority of whom were civilians. Nagasaki was the center of Japanese Catholicism in 1945.

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Appeal from Hiroshima

The use of nuclear weapons is a crime against humanity. Nuclear weapons should be banned and eliminated without delay. Now is the time for us to join hands with citizens, local and national governments and the United Nations to open the door to a world without nuclear weapons.

Blessed Offerings: A Quilt for Catholic Women

The following is a meditation from long-time Pax Christi member, Eileen Melia of Arlington, Virginia. A request from the Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC) and listening to the Spirit led to the creation of this quilt which I’ve named “Blessed Offerings.” Making this quilt has given me great joy! My mind, heart, and soul believe that […]

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