In order to retain one’s own wellness, a peacebuilder must also exercise self-care. Situations of conflict can be immensely stressful, so peacebuilders need to know when to step back and take some time for self-care.
How Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day Inspired the Catholic Peace Movement – Part 2: The Prophetic Witness of Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day’s winding path toward becoming a believer and eventual social justice icon within the Catholic Church inspires many in the Catholic Peace Movement.
To human appearances, Jesus and his mission were a failure. His way of nonviolent love of friends and enemies was shown to be ineffective and unrealistic. His friends abandoned and betrayed him; and his enemies tortured, mocked, and killed him. But we know that’s not the end of the story.
O God, you are the source of life and peace. Praised be your name forever. We know it is you who turn our minds to thoughts of peace. Hear our prayer in this time of war. Your power changes hearts. Muslims, Christians, and Jews remember, and profoundly affirm, that they are followers of the one […]