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Educational Resources on Nonviolence


Pope Francis’ prayer intention for April.  Reflection resources and video with press notice .  
Let us make non-violence a guide for our actions, both in daily life and in international relations.
And let us pray for a more widespread culture of non-violence, that will progress when countries and citizens alike resort less and less to the use of arms

Video with Tomaso Insua, former leader of Laudato Si movement speaking on the links between nonviolence and care for the earth.

Video with Beatrice Finn, former Director of ICAN speaking on the role of nonviolence, the Catholic Church and nuclear abolition.

The Prophecy of Nonviolence – a series of essays from Marie Dennis and Ken Butigan .  Themes include The Power of Nonviolence; Nonviolence in the Life of the Church; Gospel Nonviolence applied in different contexts.


Nonviolence and Advocacy.

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 peace-making and conflict resolution.

An additional resource on the theme here, our 2021 webinar on Nonviolence and Advocacy with Mary Yelenick  and Sr Katrina Alton

Nonviolence and Laudato Si’
Creation and Nonviolence: Reflections in the light of COP 26 by Anna Blackman. “…one key issue left, worryingly, out of the debate was the issue of militarism and its effects on climate change.[4] This piece will reflect on the implications of neglecting this issue in light of Catholic social thought.”  An additional resource on the theme of Nonviolence and Care of the Earth here our 2021 webinar with Christina Leano, Global Catholic Climate Movement and Aisling Griffin, Pax Christi EW July 2021

RESOURCES 2020-21 

Self-run study sessions

Following the success of the pilot these sessions further sessions were run by  groups in Leeds and Wrexham.

A 5 session discussion-reflection resource  for use as a family, group, parish, community with powerpoints to accompany the sessions.
Study session 1  Cultivating nonviolence
Study session 2 Seeing violence in our world
Study session 3  Discerning and judging
Study session 4   Acting with a force more powerful
Study session 5  Invitation to take up active nonviolence


Four videos on aspects of nonviolence produced for Pax Christi International  drawing on the experiences of partners in Mexico, Philippines, USA, Palestine, Cameroon , Fiji and Uganda, December 2020 

Exhibition of Heroes of Nonviolence created by students of Miriam College, Philippines

Pax Christi members reflect on  nonviolence

Nonviolence in action 1 stories from Cuba, Croatia and Palestine
Nonviolence in action 2  stories from Liberia, Northern Ireland, Colombia
What is nonviolence?  a script/reflection
The courageous nonviolence of Jesus 
Gene Sharp 198 nonviolent  methods
The two-hands of nonviolence and Petts window, nonviolent Jesus (see below)
Acting locally – nonviolence in the community
Outline liturgy celebrating nonviolence

Nonviolence Works Brochure  for download
Nonviolence Works Exhibition for hire
World Peace Day Message 2017: Nonviolence a Style of Politics for Peace #ThisIsNonviolence Articles and stories to help us communicate about active nonviolence

Pax Christi’s Nonviolent Jesus prayer card and greeting card.  This powerful image is a great teaching tool, to help people reflect on the Two Hands of Nonviolence. 


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