The challenge and promise of nonviolence is embodied and entrusted with the peacemakers of the planet. Will you be a peacemaker?
Incarnation’s Just Peacemaking group will meet weekly on Wednesdays starting September 11.
*Meeting dates: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4
To learn more or to register (required), please contact Carl Stacy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-987-0353). Cost is $30; assistance available if needed.
This JustFaith Ministries module was created as a resource for small groups to deepen their understanding and practice of peacemaking. At the core of the module is the intentional building of relationships at every level of society—relationships that are dedicated to
• nonviolent transformation of conflict,
• the pursuit of social justice, and
• the creation of cultures of sustainable peace.
The module will explore the challenges and promises of justice-based peacemaking though a series of 12 sessions, carefully constructed to combine prayer and ritual, readings and discussion, a strong spirit of group dialogue and interaction, and immersion activities based on local resources. A special feature of the module includes four “film nights” relating to war and peacemaking.
The module focuses on four dimensions of just peacemaking—a spirituality of nonviolence and peacemaking, the connections of peacebuilding with economic justice and interracial justice, the call for disarmament and reconciliation with justice, and the work of human rights and global restoration. Participants will share personal experiences and reflections, learn from peacemakers at home and abroad, and explore issues involved with justice-based peacemaking.
Just Peacemaking includes a focus on Catholic social teaching, but it is also broadly ecumenical with openness to interfaith concerns. It asks each and every participant to reflect deeply and to act locally; in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”