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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.

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

Getting Started

1. Gospel Nonviolence: The Indispensable Truth

To Teach What Jesus Taught: A Call to Fidelity

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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1. 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.”

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3. The Nonviolent Eucharistic Jesus: A Pastoral Approach

A reflection on the Eucharist

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

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