Friday, December 2, 2016

World Day of Peace 2017

When is the World Day of Peace?               January 1, 2017
What is the theme for the World Day of Peace 2017? Pope Francis has chosen “Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace.” Read the press statement from Vatican Radio here.
Why is this World Day of Peace significant? 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace. Inspired by both St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in terris and his own encyclical Populorum progressio, Pope Paul VI introduced the commemoration of the World Day of Peace in 1967; it is now celebrated every year on 1 January. See a selection of quotes from recent popes on peace and nonviolence.
How can we celebrate World Day of Peace 2017? The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative has easy-to-use resources for individuals, families, parishes, schools and communities.

Read more and see additional resources at: Catholic Nonviolence Initiative 

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