Pope Francis Addresses the UN General Assembly
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...
Build Justice, Trust & Hope
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.
Human Dignity Demands Disarmament
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?
Ten Days for Peace
Each year the Catholic Church in Japan observes ten days for peace from 6 -15 August. Here is the message for Ten Days of Peace 2012 from the President of the Japanese Catholic Bishops Conference. Please join in by praying for those who died in the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and for...
Bishop Kang Woo Il supports Jeju Peace Action
In this You Tube clip Bishop Kang Woo Il explains why the Church in South Korea is supporting action to stop a military base from being built on Jeju Island. Video