Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, who will lead a Day of Reflection at the upcoming Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference, was interviewed by the Times Union on Saturday. He offered the following answer in response to the question, "Why is nonviolence powerful?"
It's the radical thought of Jesus. Love is nonviolence. His whole purpose was to exemplify that love can change the world. It gets down to the root. The root cause of violence is violence. When you respond to violence with love you can transform the world and yourself.
The entire interview is here. More information about the conference is here.