|The Franciscan Peace Center (formerly known as the Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking) was created as means for integrating Franciscan spirituality with the mission of promoting active nonviolence and peacemaking and advocating for social justice issues and care for the earth. Most recently, the Peace Center has focused on immigration reform, human trafficking, abolition of the death penalty, domestic violence and sexual assault, poverty, environmental concerns, and active nonviolence. |
Through special events, our weekly Action Alert Digest and website, the Peace Center reaches out to involve the community at large.
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Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
-Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
The Franciscan Peace Center is staffed by:
(left to right) Lori Freudenberg, Nancy
Miller OSF, and Laura Anderson.
Jan Cebula OSF, first Coordinator
of the Clinton Franciscan Center
for Active Nonviolence
1989 Jan, a member of the Kansas City
Catholic Worker community,
reported to the
congregation on a Faith and Resistance retreat
attended and awakened in her sisters the
call to active nonviolence. As
from 1992 to 2000, she led the congregation in
establishing a policy on civil disobedience and
taking corporate stands
on justice issues.