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----July/August 2014

Pope Francis has affirmed that “peacemaking is more courageous than warfare,” and more recently said that “it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I underscore the verb ‘stop;’ I don’t say bomb, make war -- stop him.” But how we might ask? Here is one “just peace” approach to the situation from a number of religious organizations and leaders.

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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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