From Just War to Just Peace: The Time Is Now

For us as Christians, the most fundamental objection to the just war tradition is that it is incompatible with the teaching and example of Jesus, who showed us how to love and forgive our enemies and who rejected the use of violence even to defend his own life.

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End Drone Warfare Now!

We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.

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Back to the Future: The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928

Not many people–and surely not many Americans–know that in 1928, the US and 64 other nations joined in “a frank renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy”: the Kellogg-Briand Pact. This footnote in history deserves to be better known for many reasons. It was a powerful expression of the loss, grief, and dismay that many experienced after World War I and the determination national leaders shared to avoid its future re-enactment.

Questioning the Portrayal of the Movie, “The Interview” in the Media

By LuAnn Mostello First, let me say that I love to go to movies. Second, let me qualify this — I prefer going to good movies. Third, the following is not a movie review. In these last few weeks, the Sony film, “The Interview” has been the topic of controversy. So far I’ve heard that […]

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Living Peace in Universal Kinship: A Franciscan Invitation

By Mary Liepold, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore. October 4 was the Feast of St. Francis, patron of ecology and celibate father of the ever-green, 800-year-old Franciscan movement with all its exuberant shoots and branches.

Towards a More Sustainable World

By Sr. Roni Schweyen I will begin with a quote from Thomas Berry, “It’s hand in hand with nature that we will go into the future, or we will not go at all.” In Pax Christi we are searching for ways to bring a peaceful approach to our world. While I was pondering this, I realized that we also need a new approach to our earth – to look at how we can be bringers of ‘salvation’ to the earth.

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