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Justice & Peace

 'Fear Not!' for 'The Root of War Is Fear'
From Sojourners: Thomas Merton, many years ago and titled 'The Root of War Is Fear' (from New Seeds of Contemplation). Merton wrote: 'At the root of all war is fear: not so much the fear that men have of one another as the fear they have of everything. It is not merely that they do not trust one another; they do not even trust themselves. ... They cannot trust anything because they have ceased to believe in God.'" - by Timothy Seidel

 A Place at the Table
The web site for the U.S. bishops' statement, A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All God's Children. - resources for Parishes and Dioceses.

 About Peace
Web resources concerning Peace: peace related organizations & groups, news, books and web articles.

 Are we really serious when we ask God to deliver us from war?
The Catechism and the challenge of Pope John Paul II - Perhaps our present disjunction between just-war and pacifist approaches to this issue reflects uncritically the sort of extrinsicist theology of nature and grace characteristic of the modern period. by William Portier.

 Bernard Häring, Joseph Ratzinger, And War
From the Social Edge: They were both German theologians, chronologically 15 years apart and theologically on different planets. The comparisons between them highlight the direction of the Roman Catholic Church today.

 Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide
Anyone can be a peacemaker. The Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide was created to inspire and empower you to work for peace, and to arm you with living proof of the power of nonviolence to effect change and resolve conflicts. Some of the peacemakers featured on this website are famous, others obscure, but all have dedicated their lives to building a more peaceful and just world through nonviolent means. For each you will find a short biography, an original portrait, and links to further reading.

 Catholic Peace Fellowship
CPF was originally founded in 1964 to support all Catholics committed to peacemaking in accord with the teaching and example of Jesus. It convened, served and sustained a community of Catholic peacemakers for nearly two decades.

 Catholic Peacebuilding Network
A new working group, made up of more than 30 practitioners and scholars from several disciplines, intends to take inventory of the resources of Catholicism for peacebuilding.

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