Franciscan Peacemakers

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God’s Gift of Peace

Peace is a gift from God. Human actions that cooperate with God’s grace activate peace in the world.
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Franciscan Peacemakers: On the Front Lines of Human Trafficking

The Franciscan Peacemakers have been helping women struggling with prostitution and poverty for over 25 years. Now some of the women they’ve helped are giving back.
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Cynthia Perkins

As many as 4,538 residents experience homelessness on any given day. Milwaukee, in particular, is beset by homelessness, prostitution, and human trafficking.
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How to Be an Instrument of Peace

Saint Francis of Assisi once summed up the mission of the community he founded. “Brothers,” he said, “we have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”
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