Resources / Links
Pax Christi USA 40th Anniversary Conference: The theme of this year’s conference is “Remembering the Past with Gratitude; Living the Present with Enthusiasm; Embracing the Future with Confidence and Hope.” Keynote speakers are Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD. June 14-16, 2013, Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. Cost is $265 plus housing. For information and registration
go to http://paxchristiusa.org/programs/national-conference-2013/ .
Franciscan Institute, Summer 2013: Two courses will be offered this summer in the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University in New York: A Theology of Presence and Ministry in the Franciscan Tradition by Dr. Amanda Quantz and Retrieving Franciscan Philosophy for Social Engagement by Keith Douglas Warner, OFM. July 1-19, 2013. For information and registration call 716-375-2105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Harnessing Outrage and Compassion: Awakening the Power of Nonviolence: This 2013 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of the Fellowship of Reconciliation will explore the power of nonviolence, showing how it can be used to harness outrage at injustice and express compassion toward all. July 4-7, 2013 at the Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal, Seabeck, Washington. For information go to http://www.wwfor.org/the-pacific-call/2013-seabeck-conference/ or contact Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-789-5565.
Churches for Middle East Peace Advocacy Conference: Join peacemakers from across the United States to pray and learn to effectively advocate for peace in the Holy Land. Receive updates about the situation on the ground and meet with Congress to promote peace and security for people in the Holy Land. Dr. Bob Roberts Jr. will be the luncheon plenary speaker, sharing how people of faith can rely on God’s strength and love to envision a future of hope and real possibility. May 20-21, 2013, at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Cost is $170 or $135 for students and CMEP members. Housing is additional. For information and registration go to http://www.cmep.org/content/advocacy-conference-2013 or call CMEP at 202-543-1222.
This little booklet by Franciscan Media is part of their “live simply” series. St. Francis of Assisi advocated living without possessions. While that is impractical for many of us, there are numerous ways in which we can simplify our lives. This booklet focuses on food, on what we eat, how our food is processed and transported, and its implication for our health, our wallets, and the environment. You can order it at http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=B36427 for $1.99 or by calling 1-800-488-0488. Franciscan Media is located at 28 West Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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 .
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