In February 2002, Pope John Paul II sent this pledge, developed with religious leaders of different faiths, to political leaders around the world in the hope that it would “inspire . . . political and social action.” Use this double-sided pledge card to inspire action in your community. The card presents the pope’s ten point pledge for peace together with a signature line for individuals to commit themselves together with the pope to peace. It also suggests appropriate uses, which include:
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“I believe this book will help us find . . . a ‘new home’ for forgiveness in the social-political realm,” writes Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in the foreword. This unique book explores the important role of forgiveness in conflict resolution and peace. It draws from three case studies: Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and the truth commissions in South Africa. Written by William Bole, Drew Christiansen, SJ, Robert T. Hennemeyer.
No. 5-574, 208 pp., $19.95
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A Reflection of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Tenth Anniversary of "The Challenge of Peace"
The U.S. bishops confront the trend to isolationism in U.S. foreign policy and acknowledges the importance of nonviolence. They address the just-war theory, humanitarian intervention, deterrence, conscientious objection and the development of peoples.
No. 705-7, 28 pp., $3.95
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(Pacem in Terris)
New commemorative fortieth anniversary edition of Pope John XXIII’s classic encyclical.
No. 5-602, 56 pp., $4.95
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A Pastoral Reflection on the Arms Trade and Landmines
After recognizing the rising role of the United States in post-Cold War trade, the bishops affirm the duty to avoid war and promote peace; the right of legitimate defense; the principle of sufficiency; and the inadequacy of economic justifications for arms transfers.
No. 5-028, 12 pp., 10/$15.00
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Outlines the reasons the Catholic Church is seeking a ban on landmines. It includes action steps that Catholics can take, brief facts about landmines, and quotes from Pope John Paul II and Catholic bishops.
Brochure: No. 5-223, 100/$15.00
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Poster: No. 5-224, $2.00
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God's Promise and Our Response
The powerful, thought-provoking 1983 pastoral of the U.S. Catholic bishops on nuclear weapons and the arms race.
No. 863-0, 142 pp., $6.95
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