War is not healthy for children and other living things…

Our dear Fr. Bix brought people together on December 28th, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, to remember not only the innocent children murdered long ago by Herod, but also the innocent children murdered today in war. People gathered together, vigiled and sang in front of the Tacoma Federal Courthouse, which is representative of our government that bears responsibility for the senseless slaughter of innocents and of the desecration of the very land intended to sustain life. The prophetic message that follows is from the leaflet handed out to those who gathered on the 28th:

Major threats to children and the next seven generations:

1. Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
2. Perpetual and unending war driven by an imperial claim to control Mother Earth’s resources.
3. Dehumanizing poverty, a consequence of a greed-driven global economy that is collapsing and causing untold suffering and death
4. Global climate crisis and ecological destruction: consequence of our addiction to consumer life-styles. Continue reading

An Invitation: Remember the Children/Abolish Nuclear Weapons/End War

Greetings:

May the birth of Jesus nourish hope in us for the lives of all children,

and strengthen us in resistance to those forces that will kill them.

The hope and love of Christmas be with you.

Please join our community at the Federal Courthouse on Tuesday Dec. 28, to remember the Feast of the Holy Innocents.
Herod slaughtered innocent children looking for the Christ child, and today as our country uses drones, wars and nuclear threats, children are killed and the massacre continues. Continue reading

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