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CMSM serves the leadership of the Catholic orders and congregations of the more than 17,000 vowed religious priests and brothers of the United States, ten percent of whom are foreign missionaries. CMSM provides a voice for these communities in U.S. church and society. CMSM also collaborates with the U.S. bishops and other key groups and organizations that serve church and society.

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“The greatest risk from encouraging violent resistance against even the most hateful oppressors -- such as the horrific acts by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- is that large-scale violence in the public space marginalizes the potential role of civilian populations, upon whom both dictators and occupiers ultimately rely for their sustenance and legitimacy, the very factor that creates the potential leverage of civil resistance” (Mary Elizabeth King).

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Media Release: Ferguson and Beyond - 12-10-2014

 

Media Release: CMSM 2014 Assembly - 8-11-2014

 

Media Release: Holy Land Calls for Courageous Peacemaking - 7-31-2014

 

Media Release: End the Bed Quota on Detention of Immigrants - 5-08-2014

 

Media Release: Call for Restorative Justice Not the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - 2-19-2014

 

Religious Leaders' Offer Civil Disobedience to Expose Unjust Immigration Laws- 10-23-2013
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CMSM Statement on the Response to the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria- 09-06-2013 (202 kb; PDF)
    Media Release- 09-06-2013 (209 kb; PDF)

 

CMSM 2013 Assembly Media Release- 08-12-2013 (218 kb; PDF)

 

CMSM Assembly Statement: Instruments of Hope and Healing- 08-10-2013 (444 kb; PDF)

 

CMSM Statement on Armed Drones- 05-30-2013 (83 kb; PDF)
    Media Release- 05-30-2013 (132 kb; PDF)

 

CMSM Media Release - Five-Point Plan to Promote Vocation of the Religious Brother- 05-29-2013 (PDF; 248 kb)

 

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