Early in 1965, Edmundite Fr. Maurice Ouellet answered a knock at his door. Martin Luther King Jr. was standing on the front step.
Movie review: "Selma" is depicts "a man following his spiritual calling, of his love caring for others in time of need, and putting your faith into your walk."
Soul Seeing: The power of nonviolence is all you need to work up a little courage and everything will change.
"I believe strongly in my heart in the power of God and the power of creation ... They are much stronger that the powers of death."
Book review: Jesus "not only rejected violence as a personal option; he also fought the structural violence that was embedded in the institutions of his nation."
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Rosemarie Pace has been the face of Pax Christi Metro New York for 14 years. "Peace is as fundamental to our faith as any other issue."
Commentary: Today, it wouldn't be Gandhi's notions, but an advanced form of nonviolent conflict burnished by the experience of hundreds of social movements in Gandhi's wake.
Mention the concept of "nonviolent resistance" and two names immediately come to mind: Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader who led his nation to independence from British colonial rule, and Martin Luther King Jr., who led the struggle for civil rights in America. Tragically, both champions of nonviolence were assassinated: Gandhi in 1948 and King 20 years later. Today many people throughout the world revere both advocates of nonviolence.
Making a Difference: True respect for life requires us to get out of our comfort zone. Do you respect life in all arenas, or just one?
Pax Christi International was born 70 years ago of two people who advanced ideas that were jarringly dissonant in the context of that time.