Peace work is care work

NJPN blog on Independent Catholic News

‘The peace movement is dead!’ a veteran activist and Catholic Worker I once knew, liked to say. Disappointing for me to hear, just when I had decided to devote my writing and activism life to peace…

Perhaps he meant the anti geopolitical war movement, that tells our government not to attack Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. Nowadays, governments inflict suffering on populations, including their own, in perpetual wars that are invisible and secretive. For activists, it’s not always clear who to challenge. When the huge amount of violence around the world cannot described by a simple binary, peace work must be responsive and quick to challenge fossilised perspectives.

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Peace work is care work

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