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Rejecting the Glamor of Evil: A Pledge of Non-Violence

Rejecting the Glamor of Evil: A Pledge of Non-Violence July 8, 2016

Rebecca Bratten Weiss  has her head screwed on straight.  The Christian witness to non-violence is deeply counter-cultural in the US.  Our default approach to violence is never to ask “How do avoid violence as far as humanly possible?” but is instead, virtually always, “When do we *get* to use violence?”

I like what Bishop Robert Barron has to say here:

I think the Church in the US is *far* too addicted to violence as the first rather than last resort and could do with a lot more examination of the Church’s tradition of non-violent resistance to evil.

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