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"The Lord has entrusted the church a mission to heal and to reveal the healing power of peace and nonviolence, as an integral part of her mission for salvation and wholeness...The peace mission concerns the whole Church, the people of God and its pastors. What is most needed on all sides is concrete prophetic realization..."

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Military Archdiocese Collection


"I was quite surprised to receive a letter from you, since we have never had contact, and I am not a friend of the American Military. I imagine that you find it quite awkward to send out a fund-raising letter for your work at Christmastime, since the peace announced by the angels is nothing like the "peace" that the armed forces of the United States bring into the world today..."

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"Hope this letter finds you well. My purpose in writing you is to share with you my feelings and thoughts about this weekend’s second collection for the Archdiocese Military Services. Those who have experienced the trauma of war certainly do need our assistance for their full recovery, as so many do suffer with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have had the opportunity to both read as well as attend a workshop by Edward Tick, a Clinical Psychotherapist, who has done extensive work with veterans and PTSD. The violence of war, as Tick notes, is a major trauma to the soul that no drug can effectively heal. As so many veterans say “War is Hell”, raises the question, “Why as a faith community, by our silence and lack of conscience formation regarding war and the military, send our sons and daughters to hell/war?.."

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What could be done:

Influencing U.S. Policy.....

Rediscovering Gospel Non-violence.


"The church should be a Prophetic Voice proclaiming the nonviolent Gospel to US policy makers, and to its own members....."

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Peace Among the Peoples


"An Ecumenical Peace Conference on Overcoming the Spirit, Logic and Practice of Violence
Hosted July 28-31, 2010 by Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, USA..."

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Militarizing Space
America's Grand Strategy


"On January 3, 2001, the UN General Assembly's Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space Resolution A/555/32 said:....."

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Isreali Mother Addresses European Parliament


"Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan is the mother of Smadar Elhanan, 13 years old when killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem in September 1997. Below is Nurit's speech made on International Women's Day in Strasborg....."

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