Resources / Links
Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace: Join hundreds of Christians at this 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering in Washington, D.C. Through prayer, worship, speakers and advocacy training, participants will discover a faith-based vision for national policies that lead to peace. The program ends with Monday’s Congressional Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. March 21-24, 2014, Double Tree Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va. Cost is $195 through Feb. 21, $210 after that date. Housing and meals are additional. For information and registration go to http://advocacydays.org/2014-national-gathering/, e-mail email@example.com or call 202-543-1126.
In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking: This 48-minute film by Kathleen Warren, OSF, and Jayasri (Joyce) Hart follows St. Francis of Assisi as he travels to the Middle East to meet Sultan Malek al-Kamil in 1219. This journey becomes a historic symbol for peace as Francis crosses the battle lines of the Crusades and reaches out to the enemy. The film examines contemporary issues of interreligious understanding grounded in the timeless Franciscan tradition of tolerance, peacemaking, and social justice. Cost is $19.99 which includes resource material for group study. Purchase from Franciscan Media, http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=D36544 .
Sensible Shopping: Another little booklet in the “live simply” series of Franciscan Media helps the reader evaluate his/her shopping habits and make better choices. It encourages focusing on needs rather than wants, guarding against greed, being aware of the environmental impact of purchases and gives suggestions for more responsible shopping. You can order it at http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=B36493 .
Ethical Eating: This booklet in the “live simply” series from Franciscan Media offers facts, encouragement and practical tips for seeking simplicity in the food we eat. It helps with choosing more wholesome foods, appreciating the land, animals and farmers that provide it, and understanding the social, economic and environmental ties between physical and spiritual nourishment. You can order it at http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=B36427
The Holy See
National Catholic Conference of Bishops (NCCB) and the
United States Catholic Conference (USCC)
Zenit: Catholic News from Rome
Order of Friars Minor (OFM) International Web Site
Consistent Life (formerly Seamless Garment Network)
Secular Franciscan Order’s Ecology Commission
USCCB Environmental Justice Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Web of Creation
St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor
Franciscan Action Network (FAN)
The Franciscan Center for Social Concern at St. Bonaventure University
Franciscans International at the United Nations (Geneva and New York)
Bread for the World
Center of Concern in Washington, D.C.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Friends Committee on National Legislation
National Right to Life Committee
Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Catholic Peace Fellowship
Global Peace Services USA
The Institute for Peace and Justice
Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
Pax Christi USA
1,000 Years of Peace, sponsored by St. Anthony Messenger Press
Los Alamos Study Group