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The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

Lecture Series ~ Fall 2022

This series is a collaboration between the Casa Esther Catholic Worker House in Omro, Wisconsin and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative,​

a project of Pax Christi International

La "discusión de temas críticos" es un elemento clave del trabajo de Casa Esther.  Ya sea que estas discusiones sean sobre el viaje colectivo de la humanidad, el estado de nuestra Casa Común, la justicia social o el estudio teológico, todos son importantes.  También es importante cómo servimos a la comunidad local bajo la inspiración de las tradiciones del Trabajador Católico.

Las discusiones abarcan todos estos temas, y MÁS:

Defensa de la paz


Ministerio de Prisiones


Las vidas de los negros son importantes

Derechos Indígenas

Lecture Two - Returning to & Exploring the Power of Nonviolence

This lecture places emphasis on the centrality of Gospel nonviolence in the context of today’s world and highlights contemporary examples of Catholic nonviolent responses to violence, including the pilgrimage of inter-religious leaders to Kyiv, following an appeal by its Mayor.  Featuring Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International and Rose Marie Berger, Sojourner's Magazine.

Lecture Three - The Christian Foundations of Nonviolence

This lecture explores the Christologically-grounded nature of nonviolence. Among other important fundamental materials, presenters draw on Biblical texts— including scriptures highlighting the nonviolent ethos of Jesus and papal statements relating to Catholic teaching on nonviolence.  Featuring Dr. KC Choi, Princeton Theological Seminary and Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College.

Lecture Four - Embracing Nonviolence: A New Moral Framework

​This lecture provides an overview of a nonviolent Just Peace Framework. Through case studies, presenters delve into its practical applications on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including the war in Ukraine and conflicts within the context of Kenya. Featuring Dr. Eli McCarthy, Georgetown University and Dr. Wamuyu Wachira.

Lecture Five - Embracing Nonviolence: Transforming the Church

This lecture focuses on pastoral implications and opportunities to advance  the practice of nonviolence as a way of life within the Church and beyond.  It also discusses the efforts of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative to impact the mission of the Church.  Featuring Judy Coode, Pax Christi International and Fr. John Heagle, Association of US Catholic Priests.

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