Shalom – Peace and Non-Violence

Interfaith Season of Prayer | Click here for a peace reflection.

Three of the world’s great faith traditions have special seasons of prayer and remembrance in April. Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, and giving along with a self-evaluation observed by Muslims, began April 3. Passover is a Jewish celebration that begins April 15 and commemorates the miraculous exodus from Egyptian slavery. Easter (April 17) brings an end to the Lenten season of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving for Christians while celebrating new life with the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
“The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers. This should spur religions to dialogue among themselves for the sake of protecting nature, defending the poor, and building networks of respect and fraternity.” Laudato Si’ 201

Shalom - Peace Peace and Non-Violence

The School Sisters of Notre Dame reflect our commitment to peace and non-violence through how we live, pray, educate, give public witness, and engage in our various ministries. SSNDs often challenge our governments to address security concerns through peaceful and non-violent means.

We also recognize our interconnectedness with all of creation and seek to live in harmony with all of life. Many people think issues of peace and non-violence exclusively in terms of people-to-people interaction, but our relationship with the earth and all creation must also be part of our focus for the sake of all life.

Around the world, SSNDs commemorate the International Day of Peace, September 21, in a variety of ways - sometimes leading public prayer services.

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