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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I’d Like to Say: We Need  to Stop ‘Othering’

The time-honored practice of labeling and excluding those who differ from us is eating away at our Christian call to love one another. 
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Bedrock of Franciscan Peacemaking

Mutual giving and receiving is the bedrock of Franciscan peacemaking.
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Following the Better Angels of Our Nature

In his first inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln counseled his listeners to follow the better angels of their nature. War was on the horizon, and yet Lincoln asserted that “we are not enemies, but friends.”
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God’s Ways, Not Ours

Someone who constantly engages in “if only” thinking will never truly be at peace.
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Strangers to Brothers: St. Francis and the Sultan

As Francis drew nearer, the Sultan’s expression changed to one of mild amusement. Francis couldn’t help returning the expression.
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