The Heart of Christian Peacemaking
This past weekend I attended the Catholic Peace Fellowship conference in South Bend, Indiana, “Neither Left nor Right: The Heart of Christian Peacemaking.” It was a quietly powerful event.
It was moving to hear CPF cofounders Jim Forest and Tom Cornell talk about gospel non-violence, working with Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day to start Catholic Peace Fellowship, and the fundamental contradiction of loving one’s enemies with one hand while killing them with the other.
Several of the conference attendees went on to protest the military presence at the University of Notre Dame. Within minutes they were disbanded by university police.