Peace & Justice

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

Friday, August 02, 2013

Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference

The 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference will be Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, New York.
Our conference is designed to encourage . . . nonviolent standing up and speaking out by providing some of what we need to learn and know (education) and suggesting some of the important steps that can be taken ( ideas for action) to ensure that peace and justice form the bedrock of all national policy.

We are deeply committed to nonviolence as we firmly believe that nothing moral or sustainable can come from violence. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love." Gandhi stated, "Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."

But leaders such as Gandhi, King and Jesus were all willing to throw themselves, body, mind and heart into the cauldron of struggle for as non-violent political activists they did not shy away from engaging in nonviolent conflict grounded in love.

In the brief time we will spend together, we can only touch upon some of the important ideas and actions which need to be embraced or undertaken. We think however you will be inspired by both the depth and variety of knowledge our presenters convey and we invite you to join us in our 15th annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY.
You can learn more here.

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