A reflection guide by Dr Sandie Cornish for personal prayer and reflection or group discussion on the World Day of Peace Message 2023. The theme is “No one can be saved alone: combatting COVID-19 together, embarking together on paths of peace”.
Lost for Words When a compatriot of mine killed fifty people at worship in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019, I had no words for the horror, the anger, the grief, the sadness. No words for the shame that one of us could do such a thing,… Read More »Violence Will Not Have the Last Word
A March for Justice or Peace? I’m not sure exactly when the Palm Sunday Peace March in my city began to be rebranded as a rally for justice. This year the theme is justice for refugees. Asylum seekers and refugees are in desperate need of a more just and compassionate… Read More »Palm Sunday Peace March
A War Fought Piecemeal Pope Francis says that we are engaged in “a horrifying world war fought piecemeal”. More violence cannot fix it, but will only cause further suffering, and even the physical and spiritual death of many people. The answer, Francis says in his Message for the 50th World… Read More »World Day of Peace 2017: A Call for Active Nonviolence
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a reflection guide for Advent 2016. The theme is Gospel nonviolence. The guide contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the discussions by Catholic peacemakers who attended the landmark Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in… Read More »Gospel Nonviolence Reflection Guide Advent 2016
The Feast of the Epiphany occurs on 3 January, just a couple of days after the World Day of Peace. Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message for 2016 is titled Overcome Indifference and Win Peace. Reflecting on this Message, and on the Feast of the Epiphany, it seems to… Read More »3 New Year Lessons from the Magi