The United Nations has designated 21 September the International Day of Peace. In a reflection for CatholicCare reflection I look at ways in which we can cultivate a culture of peace. Read more on Social Spirituality.
Although I’m a long-standing fan of the Papal World Day of Prayer for Peace Messages – and quite possibly the only person in Australia who reads them on New Year’s Day – I must admit that this year’s Message troubles me. It’s not what it says; it’s what it doesn’t say. The theme of this year’s Message is that religious freedom is the path to peace. I guess I would not say the path, but certainly I agree that it is an essential dimension of the path to peace. But that is not what troubles me. The Message asserts that… Read More »Religious Freedom & Benedict’s World Day of Peace Message
In the December ACSJC Briefing John Ferguson, National Executive Officer of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, reflects on the end of the UN Decade for a Culture of Peace and the World Council of Churches Decade for Overcoming Violence. I even get a mention. Read it at http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/briefing/012.pdf