In his encyclical Laudato Sì Pope Francis asserts that all creation holds this world we inhabit in common and that we are all connected.
On February 3, 2021, the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII) hosted "Paths of Peace to Heal Open Wounds: Interreligious Encounters with Fratelli Tutti"
Recently Pope Francis declared a year of celebration in honor of Saint Joseph, whose feast day we celebrate this month on the 19th.
February 8 marks the 81st anniversary of the death of Servant of God, Fr. Paul James Francis Wattson, SA, in 1940.
Please join the Friars on Wednesday, February 3, from 12-2 pm EST, for "Paths of Peace to Heal Open Wounds”: Interreligious Encounters with Fratelli Tutti, a webinar convening distinguished scholars and leaders of different faith traditions for an interreligious dialogue inspired by Pope Francis’s latest encyclical and moderated by Father Brian Terry, Minister General of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, that will include a panel and small group discussions.
The following homily was written by Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), for publication in "Ecumenical Trends," the journal of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute.
Pope Francis has invited all people to reflect on the important work of building peace. Below, Fr. David Poirier, SA , Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Promoter (JPIC) for the Friars of the Atonement offers his reflections on the World Day of Peace, celebrated in the Catholic Church on January 1 each year.