The international group that styles itself as the global Catholic peace movement called Thursday for dialogue, not military intervention, on the situation in Syria, saying it "pleads with the nations of the world to recognize the responsibility and authority" of the United Nations in the matter.
Peace & Justice
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The setting was the same, but in many respects, the 50th anniversary observance of the 1963 March on Washington showed the nation's progress.
"We have been too silent and too complacent" regarding the issues of racism, the executive director of Pax Christi USA said.
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Some 2,200 of us made the trek to Hot Springs, N.C., this past weekend for the third annual Wildgoose Festival. We gathered along the roaring French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail amid the Blue Ridge mountains for four days of “spirituality, justice, music and art,” with a hundred speakers and performers, food and hiking, prayer and preaching. It was renewing and uplifting for one and all.
Tōrō nagashi is the Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns. This is done based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The ceremony is also done by many peace communities to commemorate those lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945.
We say: In the face of many difficulties, the voice and role of Catholic peace leaders is as urgent as ever.