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Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative is a project of
Pax Christi International

February 2023.  “From a shattered jug to a choice for peace”  reflection from Pat Gaffney, CNI Exec member, on the Rome 2022 Gathering.

December 2022 – Rome. 75 people from 28 countries met at a PCI – Catholic Nonviolent Initiative gathering to explore how the work of nonviolence has been embedded in the life of the church.  You can read more about the inspiring people and the discussions together with reports  here.

CNI Publications

A policymakers tool for effective nonviolence. PCI and CNI have drawn on the wide experience of members around the world to create this resource exploring the tools and approaches of advocacy as an effective nonviolent approaches to peacemaking. November 2021

Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace: in the Church and in the World.  October 2020.    Download study – reading guide
  • Buy the E-book here for 16 Euros
  • Buy the book from Pax Christi office,  £18.00 plus p&p
  • Here is a section from the introduction setting out Catholic thought on nonviolence
  • Review from Sylvia Thompson, an active Pax Christi member in Kerry, Ireland.  Written for INNATE, Belfast (2021)
  • Webinar discussion from PC USA with Pat Gaffney, Jean Baptiste Talla and Ken Butigan (2021)
Choosing Peace: the Catholic Church returns to Gospel Nonviolence.  2018

Nonviolence and the Synod

CNI with Pax Christi International organised global briefings across 26 countries on the Synod. Full Report
The questions discussed were
1. If the Church were to adopt nonviolence as a way of life, how would relationships in the Church change?
2. How can the Church best promote nonviolence and just peace?
3. Can you share an example of how the Church promotes or undermines nonviolence and just peace in your community?   2022



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