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Wednesday, May 30, 2012



"The words of Pope Paul VI, 'If you want peace work for justice', are known to all of us. 'Just Peacemaking Initiative: The Challenge and Promise of Nonviolence for Our Time' gives us the way to carry out the exhortation of Pope Paul VI. I hope that every Pax Christi group in the country makes use of this valuable tool.

                  ~ Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

Founding Bishop-President of Pax Christi USA


Back in March, we announced this exciting new collaboration with JustFaith Ministries designed specifically for small groups. If you order it during the month of June for your Pax Christi group, you can get a $50 discount on the module.  



The Challenge and Promise 

of Nonviolence for Our Time


This new collaboration is a 12-session module for small groups, crafted by Pax Christi USA National Council member and author Scott Wright, with input and contributions from Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International Co-President; theologian and former PCUSA National Council member, Jeanette Rodriguez; Donna Grimes, Poverty Education and Outreach Manager at the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and former PCUSA National Council member; Tom Cordaro, author and founding member of the Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism Team; and others...


"I cannot think of a more poignant time than now for people of faith to delve into and hopefully take up the gospel imperative of peacemaking. I am confident that those who participate in this module--a prophetic and eloquent collaboration between JustFaith Ministries and Pax Christi USA and led by Pax Christi USA National Council member Scott Wright--will have their hearts and minds opened to and transformed by what they find here." 

~From the foreword by Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN

Executive Director of Pax Christi USA


The 12-session program explores the challenges and promises of justice-based peacemaking, and includes:

  • Prayer
  • Readings and discussion
  • Four "film nights"
  • A strong spirit of group dialog and interaction
  • Immersion activities
  • A call to organize a just peacemaking initiative locally

This module is broadly ecumenical and asks each and every participant to reflect deeply and to act locally, or, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "You must be the change you want to see in the world."  


For more information and to order the module for your group through the JustFaith Ministries website, click here.


As you start planning for your group for next year, we hope that you will take advantage of this extraordinary resource and promote it to your parishes, schools, and communities! 

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA