Dorothy Day: Saint or Troublemaker?
On his 2016 visit to the United States Pope Francis, addressing Congress, praised an American lay-woman, Dorothy Day, for her social activism and her passion for justice.
Dorothy Day was a prayerful woman, a faithful Catholic, and a woman devoted to the poorest in society. She was also unafraid to court controversy: an outspoken critic of governments and their wars she spent time in prison for her activism.
In this assembly we meet Dorothy Day: Saint and Troublemaker.
Overcome Indifference and Win Peace
Reflecting on the Pope’s theme for World Peace Day 2016, this assembly recalls the actions of a group of women who refused to be indifferent to the suffering of their brothers and sisters around the world.
In 1915, in the midst of World War I, women from around the world gathered in the Hague for the International Congress of Women. This assembly reflects on the story of the women peacemakers who assembled in The Hague a century ago, reflects on their efforts to bring an end to the carnage of the First World War, and invites students to think about how they can work for peace today.
Produced for World Peace Day 2015 this assembly reflects on this theme and invites students to think about how they can live in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.