Are you ready?

Are you ready
to embrace the possibility that
God is a God of Nonviolent Love,
Jesus is the Messiah of Nonviolent Love,
the Messianic ethic is the Way of Nonviolent Love,
the Christian is to be a person of Nonviolent Love,
the Church must be the New Community of Nonviolent Love?

Are you ready?

Are you ready
to embrace the possibility that
God is a God of Nonviolent Love,
Jesus is the Messiah of Nonviolent Love,
the Messianic ethic is the Way of Nonviolent Love,
the Christian is to be a person of Nonviolent Love,
the Church must be the New Community of Nonviolent Love?

Welcome to Center for Christian Nonviolence

The full embracing of Gospel Nonviolence calls for a radical alteration in thought patterns, verbal patterns, behavioral patterns, and emotional patterns. That is, it requires a completely different reality orientation and self-understanding. To a mind grounded primarily in the logic of the temporal and conditioned by a seemingly endless stream of examples in which violence is portrayed as a legitimate means of conflict resolution, the acceptance of nonviolence as truth does not come easily. There is no doubt that a significant change of mind (metanoia) is indispensable for embracing the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospel — a process which necessitates an alteration in consciousness made possible only through grace and a patterned, repetitive exposure to ideas and images consistent with the Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies as taught and lived by Jesus.

We recommend starting with the three articles to the right on this page, under "Getting started". Once you have finished those, explore our free "Resources" section.

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Getting started

Gospel Nonviolence: The Indispensable Truth

To Teach What Jesus Taught: A Call to Fidelity

To Teach What Jesus Taught: A Call to Fidelity

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Thoroughly enter into the depth of the issue of Gospel Nonviolence by pondering this reflection.

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Lenten Meditation on The Nonviolent Eucharist

Eucharist Is "God's Absolute 'No' to Violence"

Fr. Raniero CantalamessaPreacher to the Papal Household

The Sermon, Eucharist Is "God's Absolute 'No' to Violence," was the third in a series of weekly Lenten meditations delivered by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, the Preacher to the Papal Household. In the sermon he states that "Christ defeated violence, not by opposing it with greater violence, but suffering it and laying bare all its injustice and uselessness." He also affirms that, "The Eucharist is the sacrament of non-violence."

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The Nonviolent Eucharistic Jesus: A Pastoral Approach

A reflection on the Eucharist

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

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Newest resources

An Invitation to Participate in the ANNUAL FORTY-DAY FAST for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence
(June 2016)

Prayer for the Forty-Day Fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence
(June 2016)

The Grand Betrayal in Microcosm
(May 2016)

Just War, As It Was, and Is
(April 2016)

ATONEMENT and JESUS' WAY OF NONVIOLENT LOVE OF FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
(April 2016)

Antonin Scalia’s Death:
A Summons to Mercy

(February 2016)

Antonin Scalia’s Death and the Death Penalty: A Teachable Moment
(February 2016)

Mass on the Feast of Saint Stephen
(December 2015)

Homily at the Eucharist of the Resurrection
(November 2015)

Letter to Pope Francis
English & Spanish
(September 2015)

40 Day "Fast Food" Menu
(2015)

Holy Week—The Triumph of the Spirit of Cain and Monday–Saturday Mediations
(April 2015)

Holy Week Meditations:
Monday–Saturday

(April 2015)

Holy Week Meditations:
Monday–Friday

(April 2015)

Holy Week Meditations:
Monday–Thursday

(April 2015)

Holy Week Meditations:
Monday–Wednesday

(April 2015)

Holy Week Meditations:
Monday and Tuesday

(April 2015)

Holy Week—A Dangerous Memory
(March 2015)

Holy Week—The Triumph of the Spirit of Cain
(March 2015)

Pastoral Letter for Great Lent 2015
(March 2015)

Pope Francis and Protecting People from “Unjust Aggression”
(September 2014)

40-Day "Fast Food" Menu

Christian Just War Theory: The Logic of Deceit, Second Edition
(May 2014)

Video: Bishop John Michael Botean on Jesus' Nonviolent Love of All and the War on Iraq
(May 2014)

Bishop John Michael Botean on Jesus' Nonviolent Love of All and the War on Iraq

A Christmas Present
(December 2013)

Serving Those Who Serve
(November 2013)

Inaugurating a Millennium of Mercy
(October 2013)

Litany of Christ the Prisoner (English)
(October 2013)

Letanía de Cristo el Prisionero (Spanish)
(October 2013)

A Cardinal Evil
(March 2013)

Pope Benedict XVI's Last Word to the Church, 2013
(March 2013)

Mother's Day Meditation, 2012
(May 2012)

Stations of the Cross of Nonviolent Love
(April 2012)

Thou Shall Not Kill
(January 2012)


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