This week is the Week of Prayer for World Peace. Here are some thoughts from John Dear in his book “The Beatitudes of Peace”

Governments, militaries, weapons, and the unjust global social, economic, military system kill tens of thousands of struggling people each day through poverty, corporate greed, guns, warfare, weapons of mass destruction, the unnecessary spread of disease, and systematic environmental destruction. If we sit back and do nothing to save our brothers and sisters from this violence and death, then how can we claim not to be complicit in their murder? The heartbreaking recognition that we are one with every human being pushes us into nonviolent action for justice and disarmament, for an end to the killings and wars, so that all our sisters and brothers might live in justice, dignity, and peace.

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