FRANCISCAN PEACEMAKING is a three-part course
created by Jan Cebula, OSF and is designed to enhance knowledge and
understanding of nonviolence and peacemaking in the Franciscan tradition.
Peacemaking is central to the Franciscan charism. As we Clinton Franciscans have adopted active nonviolence and peacemaking
as a way of life, we seek to share this charism with others through this
share this sense of urgency for making peace central to all levels of life
- study the principles of active
- discover ways to make a
personal commitment to nonviolence
- and explore ways of advocacy
The course is divided into three two and a half hour sessions with
the Leper: Journey Toward Solidarity
- Transformation through solidarity with
- Relationship with the "poor" as
essential to peacemaking.
- Poverty and humility as expressed in the
Franciscan tradition as a means to peace.
and the Wolf of Gubbio: Restoring Relationships
- Causes of violence.
- Techniques to address violence.
- Francis' principles of peacemaking.
- Principles of nonviolence of Martin
Luther King, Jr.
and the Sultan: Relating to the Enemy
- Factors that influence enemy making.
- Francis' approach to the Sultan.
- Contrast with attitudes of the time.
- Principles for "encountering" enemies.
For information about the course,