This weekend Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan and John Dear along with members of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative met in Rome with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, number two at the Secretariat of State at the Vatican to discuss spreading the World Day of Peace message and exploring the possibility of an encyclical on nonviolence. See recent photos here! sent to us by John and Ken. More may be added as we receive them.
Imagine “just peace theory” instead of “just war theory”. Imagine nonviolence replacing violence. Imagine a new world based on care and compassion. That is their goal.
We live in times of great change and opportunity. What was impossible to dream of when we were born is now commonplace. If we do not attempt to manifest a more beautiful, healing world it will never happen. That is why they are there.
There may be little we can do in the next few days to support Ken, John and the other members of the delegation. But we can pray, we can meditate and we can send our blessings to all that are affected by their work…and that is everyone in the world.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Pace e Bene /Campaign Nonviolence. Without your efforts and kind donations we would not be where we are today, we would not be attempting what was impossible to dream of not many years ago.
If you can bless the ongoing work with a monetary gift, that would be wonderful. Pace e Bene is a 501(c)(3) organization so your gifts are tax deductible. You can give by clicking here or send a check to Pace e Bene, PO Box F Corvallis, OR 97339
And also please remember where John and Ken are today, let us be there with them in spirit.
All of the world thanks you.