Wednesday, March 22 Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9, Matthew 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17 by Bernadette O’Neill Today’s readings in both the Hebrew and Greek Testament speak at length about laws, statutes, decrees, and commands. Many […]
In Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (Fortress Press, 1992) and The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium (Doubleday, 1998), theologian Walter Wink offered an interpretation of Mt 5:38-41 that has been quite influential in the later work of theologians and others writing about gospel nonviolence.
That Pope Francis consciously chose “nonviolence” as the theme of his message to the world on New Year ’s Day, 2017, is in itself a powerful fact. The Pope unabashedly pointed out that “(Jesus)… taught his disciples to love their enemies and to turn the other cheek. … Jesus marked out the path of nonviolence. He walked that path to the very end, to the cross.”
by Art Laffin, Teacher of Peace Shout out, don’t hold back. Lift up your voice like a trumpet. Announce to my people their rebellion, To the nation their sins. Yet, day after day, the rulers and countless people invoke my name, as if they practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They […]
by Tony Magliano People are beginning to starve to death in South Sudan. The United Nations has formally declared that a state of famine exists in this east African nation, with 100,000 people immediately facing starvation, and 1 million additional South Sudanese teetering on the brink of famine. “Many families have exhausted every means they […]