If you signed on to our NCR ad, and even if you did not, we hope you’ll contact your bishop personally and encourage him to read the Appeal and heed it. Included is a sample letter to use as a starting point. Make it your own as you choose. Thank you for all you are doing to promote peace and nonviolence in this Year of Mercy and beyond!

Our full-page ad will appear in the Oct. 7 issue of theNational Catholic Reporter with more than 300 individual and organizational signatures. Watch for it!

Thanks to the enthusiastic response, we’ll also be able to carry your passion for peace to the U.S. bishops’ annual meeting in November.

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.