Terrence J. Rynne teaches peace studies at Marquette University and is an NCR board member. He and his wife, Sally, are founders of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking. He is the author of Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence and Jesus Christ, Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace.

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The Vatican and Pax Christi International think big on peace

Commentary: The movement within the Catholic Church to reclaim Gospel nonviolence received a jolt of energy recently in the form of a Retreat on Gospel Nonviolence, with more than 600 participants across 10 time zones.


The pope has already taught nonviolence: Let's put it in an encyclical

Commentary: An authoritative teaching document could call the entire church to Gospel nonviolence. Imagine if all 1.2 billion Catholics in the world were to practice creative, nonviolent peacemaking. A tsunami.


Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory?

Essay: Five reasons underlie the church's pivot to a positive vision of peace and a point of view that goes well beyond the just war theory.

Standing up to conflict can yield wondrous results

Soul Seeing: The power of nonviolence is all you need to work up a little courage and everything will change.