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Pacifism in action [an interview with Gerald Schlabach]

U.S. Catholic February 2017 Gerald Schlabach first started thinking about peace and violence in the mid-1980s. He and his wife worked for the Mennonite Central Committee in Nicaragua during a time of ongoing civil revolution. A member of the Mennonite … Continue reading

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Evangelizing as a people of peace:
Paul’s clue, John Paul’s globalism, Francis’s principles

Abstract: To judge from some of its wildest critics and enthusiasts alike, Gaudium et spes and its friendly engagement with the modern world would almost seem to have made the Church as a body superfluous.  The Council fathers certainly called … Continue reading

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Paul’s clue, John Paul’s globalism, Francis’s principles

Just Policing, Not War:
An Alternative Response to World Violence

For decades, the Catholic Church and historical peace churches such as the Mennonites have come together in ecumenical discussions about war and peace. The dividing point has always been between pacifism, the view held by Mennonites and other peace churches, … Continue reading

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An Alternative Response to World Violence

Just policing:
how war could cease to be a church-dividing issue

Abstract: Might Christians who have long been divided along just-war and pacifist lines agree some day that just policing—and only just policing—is legitimate? In an essay first written as a resource for the first international dialogue between Mennonites and Roman Catholics, the author … Continue reading

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how war could cease to be a church-dividing issue