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Ken Butigan teaches at DePaul and Loyola and is a member of the Archdiocesan Catholics for Nonviolence Committee.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Catholics for Nonviolence to Sponsor March 16 Workshop on Nonviolent Alternatives

How can the Catholic community respond to the growing crisis of violence in Chicago and beyond?  How can we as Catholics put the power of Christian love into action to create peace in our lives, our communities, and our world?

On Saturday, March 16, the Chicago Archdiocese’s Catholics for Nonviolence network invites people from throughout the Archdiocese to explore these critically important questions as part of “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” a workshop that will explore alternatives to the violence we face today, rooted in Jesus’ vision of the nonviolent life.  I am a member of Catholics for Nonviolence as a professor of peace and justice studies at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago and the director of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service.  I will be leading the “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” program.

The workshop will take place at Holy Family Church’s Damen Hall (1080 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.), followed by a closing prayer at the nearby Healing Garden. 

This workshop will:

  • Focus on Jesus’ message of Gospel nonviolence
  • Explore tools for putting Gospel nonviolence into practice
  • Visualize activating Gospel nonviolence more effectively in our churches and our neighborhoods
  • Envision building Gospel nonviolence teams to provide training and resources for parishes

Catholics for Nonviolence was established in the Chicago Archdiocese in 2010 with the following mission:

“Faithful to the transforming vision of Jesus Christ, Catholics for Nonviolence is a movement of peacemakers committed to practicing Gospel Nonviolence to heal the violence and conflict in our lives, our families, our parishes, our communities, and throughout all God’s creation.

“We seek to cultivate peace by proclaiming the Christian message of healing and hope, of renewal and reconciliation, of life and love to all people. We are working to address the root causes of violence that continues to affect people throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago so that we can end the cycle of violence. Compelled by a sense of urgency, we can no longer tolerate or accept violence in our homes, on our streets, or in our global community.”

A few months ago Cardinal George wrote about Catholics for Nonviolence in his weekly column, and U.S. Catholic reported on one of its workshop here.

The cost of the March “Blessed Are the Peacemakers Workshop” is $10 (lunch included).  For more information and to register, please contact Maeve Stevenson at mstevenson@archchicago.org or 312-534-8793.

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