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Five Reasons to Support a Total Ban of Nuclear Weapons Today

The date, September 26, is the United Nations’ International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. One year has now passed since the historic adoption of an international treaty which aims to make these weapons illegal. In an article published by Greenpeace International on September 26 this year, Jen Maman provides five reasons as to why these weapons of…

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Pax Christi Australia (NSW) Convenor’s Report

The September Report describes how representatives of human rights groups went to the Philippine Consulate-General Office in Sydney to protest the imminent deportation of Professor Gill Boehringer. The groups represented were Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines (APDP), Philippine Australian Union Links (PAUL), Migrante Australia, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), Association to Defend Freedom & Human…

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How Afghanistan’s Peace Movement Is Winning Hearts and Minds

Below is an extract of an article by Roshni Kapur entitled 'How Afghanistan’s Peace Movement Is Winning Hearts and Minds' which was re-published by Truthout on September 22, 2018. The article was first published by Waging Nonviolence on September 13, 2018. In May 2018, a group of seven Afghans in the mostly Taliban controlled province of Helmand set off on a more…

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Why the Catholic Church Should Abolish the Anti-Christian ‘Just War’ Theory

Below is an extract from a reflection on abuse, violence, war, and peacemaking by Mairead Maguire that was written after Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland. It was published in Common Dreams on September 6, 2018. In Ireland, and throughout the world, people are looking for moral and spiritual leadership. Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Ireland on August 25-26 comes at a time when people need hope.…

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Trump cuts funding to UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)

Below is an extract from Jonathan Cook's article entitled 'There was a deeper, darker agenda afoot when the US administration cut UNRWA funding', published in The National, September 2, 2018. Shatila Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut. Palestinians have reacted angrily to the US decision amid fears it undermines their cause. (Anwar Amro/AFP). Left click photo to enlarge. The Trump…

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Catholic Support for War: Another Child Abuse Scandal

The Church cannot condemn child abuse by pedophiles and yet bless the government’s murder of children in its wars, if it wants to be consistent and faithful to Christ.  Below is an extract from an article by Brian Terrell on this theme: On August 14, a report from a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania identified 300 Catholic priests across the…

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