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The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International will convene an international conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence, to be held in Rome, Italy, 11-13 April, 2016.
The invited participants which inludes three members of the British section of Pax Christi, represent a broad spectrum of Church experiences in peacebuilding and creative nonviolence in the face of violence and war.
The conference will initiate a conversation about Catholic teaching on war and peace, including explicit rejection of “just war” language in favour of an alternative ethical framework for engaging acute conflict and atrocities by developing the themes and practices of nonviolent conflict transformation and just peace. It will develop clearer Scripture-based Catholic teaching and an action plan to promote such teachings in seminaries, Catholic educational institutions, Catholic media, Catholic dioceses and parishes. –