Articles by Fr. John Dear, PeaceVoice

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The Church’s Turn toward Nonviolence
Fr. John Dear, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2016

For the last 1700 years, as we all know, Christians have waged war, led crusades, burned women at the stake, systematically persecuted Jews and Muslims, kept millions of people as slaves, ran concentration camps, blessed conquest, prayed for successful bombing raids, and built and used nuclear weapons. Throughout Catholic history, Jesus’ teachings of nonviolence were rarely discussed, much less implemented.

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