Friday, August 6, 2010
Thought for the day:
“What can be said, too, about those governments which count on nuclear arms as a means of ensuring the security of their countries? Along with countless persons of good will, one can state that this point of view is not only baneful but also completely fallacious.
In a nuclear war there would be no victors, only victims.
The truth of peace requires that all —whether those governments which openly or secretly possess nuclear arms, or those planning to acquire them— agree to change their course by clear and firm decisions, and strive for a progressive and concerted nuclear disarmament.
The resources which would be saved could then be employed in projects of development capable of benefiting all their people, especially the poor.”
- Pope Benedict XVI, 2009 World Day of Peace Message, no. 13
Monday, July 5, 2010
As we reflect on "America the Beautiful" during these early days of July, this prayer from the U.S. Catholic Bishops speaks volumes:
A Prayer For Immigrant Justice
Blessed are You, Lord God,
King of all creation.
Through Your goodness, we live in this land
that You have so richly blessed.
Help us always to recognize our
Blessings come from You
and remind us to share them
with others, especially those who come
to us today from other lands.
Help us to be generous, just, and welcoming,
as You have been and are generous to us.
+ Amen +
Prayer from the USCCB Justice for Immigrants website
Monday, March 22, 2010
I Will Rise Again in My People!"
March 24th is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He was a fearless voice for the voiceless in El Salvador and remains today an example for each of us. A prayer service commemorating his life will be held at Most Holy Trinity Parish on Wednesday night.
Br. Robert Lentz, OFM
Rev. John Fife
of Southside Presbyterian Church
Pax Christi Tucson
When: Wednesday March 24, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1300 N. Greasewood Road
NE Corner of West Speedway Blvd & North Greasewood Road
Monday, March 1, 2010
This will be followed, at First Christian Church [on that same corner] by a potluck where advocates can meet informally, and then, at 6:45 pm, a follow-up meeting will be held.
Please let Claudia Ellquist, Executive Director of CAADP know, at 520.622.3339 if you will be able to attend, or to send a representative from your organization.
For more info on CAADP, see: http://www.azabolitionist.org/
Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
11:00am – 5:00pm
At the REID PARK BANDSHELL
(northeast corner of Country Club & 22nd St.)
Arizona's largest gathering of peace, social justice and environmental groups.
Live Music for the Whole Family! Children's Activities! Food! Awesome Raffle!
Free to Attend!
Presented by the Tucson Peace Center
For general information about the fair, please call 624-4973. Peace and justice organizations wishing to participate can email firstname.lastname@example.org (mention Peace Fair in the subject line) or call 235-0694.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Find information and resources at the USCCB's
National Migration Week website.
The Kino Border Initiative
The Blessed Nuno Society
(with projects for border orphans in Agua Prieta, Mexico)
Friday, January 1, 2010
Mary of the Cosmos
by Bernadette Bostwick sgm
January 1, 2010
"IF YOU WANT TO CULTIVATE PEACE,
Pope Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace message:
Is it not true that what we call “nature” in a cosmic sense
has its origin in “a plan of love and truth”?
The goods of creation belong to humanity as a whole.
Yet the current pace of environmental exploitation is seriously
endangering the supply of certain natural resources not only for the
present generation, but above all for generations yet to come.
A greater sense of intergenerational solidarity is
urgently needed. . . . The ecological crisis shows the
urgency of a solidarity which embraces time and space.
If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation.
The quest for peace by people of good will surely would
become easier if all acknowledge the indivisible relationship
between God, human beings and the whole of creation.
May this be clear to world leaders and to those at every level
who are concerned for the future of humanity:
the protection of creation and peacemaking
are profoundly linked!