Saturday, December 31, 2016

World Day of Peace Message 2017

Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message for 2017, Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace celebrates the 50th anniversary of this series of Papal Statements. 

This call is one that challenges deep seated attitudes and values among people of good will. 

Pope Francis writes from a pastoral perspective and grounds his religious approach in a language that does not alienate the general reader. This is stuff you won't find in the mainstream media or even on a lot of religious media.The World Day of Peace message challenges all of us and our relationships in the global village.John Dear SJ  reflelcts on the writing of this first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—in history.

Here is some solid reading for the long weekend that will usher in a New Year. Thanks to Sandie Cornish for providing a framework that helps us engage with the text.

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