Are you ready?

Are you ready
to embrace the possibility that
God is a God of Nonviolent Love,
Jesus is the Messiah of Nonviolent Love,
the Messianic ethic is the Way of Nonviolent Love,
the Christian is to be a person of Nonviolent Love,
the Church must be the New Community of Nonviolent Love?

Are you ready?

Are you ready
to embrace the possibility that
God is a God of Nonviolent Love,
Jesus is the Messiah of Nonviolent Love,
the Messianic ethic is the Way of Nonviolent Love,
the Christian is to be a person of Nonviolent Love,
the Church must be the New Community of Nonviolent Love?

Welcome to Centre for Christian Nonviolence, Europe, Africa, Asia & Middle-East

MERCY: JESUS, THE LAMB WHO IS RICH IN MERCY - Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Inaugurating a Millennium of Mercy

The above video is a profound spiritual reflection on Divine Mercy and the centrality of mercy in the life of the disciple of Jesus was given on March 17, 1995, at the Shrine of the Lamb in Knock, Ireland. In Matthew 25: 31-46, sometimes referred to as the Last Judgement teaching of Jesus, mercy, given or withheld, is the standard of judgement at the end of time. This means that mercy is to be the standard for choosing moment to moment during one's time on earth. This presentation is one of several presentations from a six day retreat titled, Behold the Lamb, which is available for download
  • The Lamb Who Is Rich in Mercy (Audio version in English)
  • El Cordero, rico en misericordia (Audio version in Spanish)
  • Pope John Paul says: "it is God who is rich in mercy whom Jesus Christ has revealed to us as Father. It is God who is rich in mercy that Jesus Christ has revealed to us as Father. Making the Father present as love and mercy is in Jesus' own consciousness the fundamental touchstone of his mission as Messiah."

    IN SOLITARY EPISCOPAL WITNESS: The video above is a 30 minute interview with the only U. S. Catholic Bishop to publicly denounce the War on Iraq as Immoral.

    "Therefore I, by the grace of God and the favor of the Apostolic See Bishop of the Eparchy of St. George in Canton, must declare to you, my people, for the sake of your salvation as well as my own, that any direct participation and support of this war against the people of Iraq is objectively grave evil, a matter of mortal sin. Beyond a reasonable doubt this war is morally incompatible with the Person and Way of Jesus Christ. With moral certainty I say to you it does not meet even the minimal standards of the Catholic just war theory.

    Thus, any killing associated with it is unjustified and, in consequence, unequivocally murder. Direct participation in this war is the moral equivalent of direct participation in an abortion. For the Catholics of the Eparchy of St. George, I hereby authoritatively state that such direct participation is intrinsically and gravely evil and therefore absolutely forbidden." - Bishop John Michael Botean. The full letter by the Bishop can be read here.

    Below are a set of seventeen (17) powerful 10-minute videos recorded in Birmingham, UK

    1. Resurrection

    2. The Gift of Nonviolence

    3. Putting On The Mind Of Christ

    4. Nonviolence and The Right To Life

    5. Trust In Nonviolence

    6. Nonviolence and Hope

    7. Gratitude

    8. Nonviolence/Resurrection Ethics

    9. History And Conscience

    10. The Church And War

    11. Post Constantinian Christianity

    12. Just/Unjust War

    13. The Ripple Effect of Nonviolence

    14. Truth

    15. Self Deception

    16. Culpable Conscience

    17. The Mystery of Jesus And His Way

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    The Desire To Know The Truth presented by Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy at Oscott College, St. Mary's Seminary, Birmingham, England. Running Time 58 mins. Recorded in 2012 by Peter McGuinness from GNV Team.

    Introduction to the History, Theology and Spirituality of Gospel Nonviolence (GNV) was recorded on 8th June 2010 at Kimmage Manor, Dublin, Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Province of Ireland by Peter McGuinness. It discusses the inconsistency between faith in Jesus (the Prince of Peace) and war, abortion, violence, hatred etc. from GNV Team.

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    The full embracing of Gospel Nonviolence calls for a radical alteration in thought patterns, verbal patterns, behavioral patterns, and emotional patterns. That is, it requires a completely different reality orientation and self-understanding. To a mind grounded primarily in the logic of the temporal and conditioned by a seemingly endless stream of examples in which violence is portrayed as a legitimate means of conflict resolution, the acceptance of nonviolence as truth does not come easily. There is no doubt that a significant change of mind (metanoia) is indispensable for embracing the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospel - a process which necessitates an alteration in consciousness made possible only through grace and a patterned, repetitive exposure to ideas and images consistent with the Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies as taught and lived by Jesus.

    We recommend starting with the three articles further down this page, under "Getting started". Once you have finished those, explore our free "Resources" section.

    Our Store offers tapes, CDs, and DVDs that provide an alternative to reading. Of course donations are greatly appreciated. Many thanks to those who support our efforts.

    Also, visit our parent and main site at The Center for Christian Nonviolence, USA

    Getting started

    Millennium of Mercy

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    Inaugurating a Millennium of Mercy

    A Proposal to Have the Pope Grant General Absolution
    to All Repentant Christians
    on January 1, 2000 or Early in the Third Millennium


    The Nonviolent Eucharistic Jesus: A Pastoral Approach


    A reflection on the Eucharist

    (Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy


    Lenten Meditation on The Nonviolent Eucharist


    Eucharist Is "God's Absolute 'No' to Violence"

    Fr. Raniero CantalamessaPreacher to the Papal Household

    The Sermon, Eucharist Is “God’s Absolute ‘No’ to Violence,” was the third in a series of weekly Lenten meditations delivered by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, the Preacher to the Papal Household. In the sermon he states that “Christ defeated violence, not by opposing it with greater violence, but suffering it and laying bare all its injustice and uselessness.” He also affirms that, “The Eucharist is the sacrament of non-violence.”


    Gospel Nonviolence: The Indispensable Truth


    To Teach What Jesus Taught: A Call to Fidelity

    (Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

    Thoroughly enter into the depth of the issue of Gospel Nonviolence by pondering this reflection.

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