Pope Francis addressed the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015. It was the fifth time that a Pope had addressed the United nations. The full text of his speech can be read here. Pope Francis congratulated the UN on its 70th anniversary, praised its work for peace and cooperation, but noted that reform...
Sandie Cornish believes that the world is aching for an older, less commercial Mothers’ Day tradition. In this podcast she reflects on the Mothers’ Day for Peace initiated by Julia Ward Howe in 1873. Listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud.
Can you think of examples when giving up arms and engaging in dialogue has actually built up justice, trust and hope? How might we make the shift from thinking of others as enemies to reaching out in dialogue? Read Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message for 2014 here.
How does the creation and stockpiling of weapons offend human dignity in your region? In what ways are nuclear weapons, land mines, and other indiscriminate weapons harming life right now? Why don’t nations disarm?