Peacemaking is central to the mission of St. Joan of Arc. We regularly provide education and advocacy opportunities that intentionally focus on the Gospel call to peacemaking in our prayer, worship and action.
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)
For more than 15 years, the St. Joan of Arc WAMM Peacemakers group has worked to identify and address justified violence which is antithetical to the "good news" of the Gospel. We believe nonviolence is the humane answer to militarism, and institutional and personal violence. Our membership comprises St. Joan of Arc parishioners and members of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM). WAMM worldwide receives funding from the SJA Outreach Fund.
In order to better educate ourselves on what constitutes early Christian teachings and practices regarding war and military, we devote time at each meeting to study sources that attest to this early nonviolent tradition. Because later church teachings and practices sometimes deviate from, or even subvert the early nonviolent traditions, we feel it is important to recall it.
Our group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at St. Joan of Arc. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact our SJA staff liaison, Julie Madden, email@example.com.
The Pax Christi Vow of Nonviolence
Before God the Creator and the Sanctifying Spirit, I vow to carry out in my life the love and example of Jesus:
God, I trust your sustaining love and believe that just as You gave me the grace and desire to offer this, so You will also bestow abundant grace to fulfill it.
Links to other peace organizations
If you would like to be involved in these ongoing efforts, please contact Julie Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org.