Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

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JPIC64Web200In this issue Br Agedo Bento, OCarm reflects on the care of the eldely in the culture of Timor-Leste.

We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a living part of their communities and source of wisdom for the younger generations.
Pope Francis, March 2015

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JPIC631Web200 In this issue, Peter Thomas reflects on the lives of 'active contemplatives' like Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King and Tich Nhat Hanh and their work for peace.

“When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promoters of nonviolent peacemaking ... To be true a follower of Jesus today also includes embracing his teaching about nonviolence.” Pope Francis

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Climate Science Seminar in Athens

carm ngoFor a week in January, Dr Dennis Kalob, Manhattan College sociologist and Chief Administrative Officer of the Carmelite NGO, attended a climate science seminar held at the American College of Greece in Athens.  
The seminar was led by noted climate researcher, Dr Ben Santer.  Dr Santer is particularly known for being the convening lead author of Chapter 8 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Group I Report of 1995. 

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25th Anniversary of Santa Cruz Massacre

SantaCruzMassacre2015On 12 November 1991 more than 250 mainly young people were shot as they sought refuge in the Santa Cruz Cemetery, Dili. The pro-Independence demonstrators had begun a peaceful march from a local Church to the Cemetery. Pursued by Indonesian soldiers as they approach the Cemetery many sought refuge within its walls. An estimated 200 Indonesian soldiers opened fire on hundreds of unarmed civilians.

Brother Agedo Bento, a young Timorese Carmelite, and pdf Sister Susan Connelly (92 KB) , a Good Samaritan Sister, reflect on what happened that fateful day.

 

 

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2017

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Promoting Justice and Peace In a Globalised World
from the International Meeting of Promotors of Justice & Peace, Lisbon August 2006

pdf The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor
A reflection on poverty, the desert and the Carmelite charism

pdf The God of Our Contemplation
Exploring the connection between the Carmelite vocation and work for Justice and Peace

The Carmelite Commission for Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation
is an outreach of the Carmelite Friars
of the Province of Australia and Timor Leste

 

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