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Creating a culture of peace in our schools

by Matt Jeziorski
Schools and Youth Education Officer, Pax Christi UK

There was great joy in the Pax Christi office recently when the news broke that a miracle due to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero had been approved confirming what so many of us were already sure of – that Oscar Romero is a Saint. 1,215 more words

Peace

Announced just days ago, later this year, Pope Francis will lead a canonization mass that will declare Father Oscar Romero a saint. Being a fussy Protestant, I have little to say about the official policies the Roman church follows to arrive at such conclusions. 456 more words

Courage

Lament – A Process of Learning and Unlearning

The process of reconciliation, according to Katongole & Rice, deeply involves learning how to lament. This spiritual discipline involves “unlearning speed…unlearning distance… unlearning innocence” (80-85). Many examples of lamentations can be found in the Bible, and this avenue of pouring out our frustration at the injustice we see in the world is truly the only appropriate way to respond to all the hatred and suffering that happens in history and the present state of things globally. 798 more words

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Whoever tortures a human being, whoever abuses a human being, whoever outrages a human being abuses God’s image, and the church takes as its own that cross, that martyrdom.” ― Oscar A. Romero

Saints & Sinners

A church that does not… preach a gospel that does not unsettle, proclaim a word of God that does not get under anyone’s skin or a word of God that does not touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed: what kind of gospel is that?” ― Oscar A. Romero

Quotes & Quips

Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do as much as God makes us able to do; we are only as intelligent as God would have us be. ” ― Oscar A. Romero

Quotes & Quips

“I don’t want to be an anti, against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of God,who loves us and who wants to save us.” ― Oscar A. Romero

Quotes & Quips