Peace comes from togetherness

January 2023

In This Issue


Shalom To Everyone!

As Pope Francis says, using weapons to solve conflicts is a sign of weakness and fragility. Instead, negotiating, mediating, and building peace requires courage. May men and women of goodwill have the audacity to build shalom for everyone.

WM Special

Peace Comes from Togetherness

Every religion has some way of saying that we ought to do to others what we would like others to do to us. This is a powerful message in an age of community clashes, ethnic conflicts, merciless competition, and intensive cultivation of self-interest.

WM Special

Inequality Breeds Violence

In the quest for peace, there must be a deep reflection on the diverse causes of conflicts, hard work at removing those causes, and a commitment to the elimination of violence in society. This is a life-long struggle.

WM Special

“Listening Has a Healing Power”

Hailing from the southern state of Kerala, Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil embraced Northeast India as his lifelong habitat. In this interview, he speaks of the peacebuilding mission he was involved in a troubled region beset by ethnic conflicts.


Pope Francis: ‘Please be pacifists’

During an inflight press conference the Holy Father requested journalists to be pacifists. Pacifism does not mean lying down and allowing brutal aggressors to kill and destroy. Quite the contrary! Pacifism means commitment to limit and even stop armed aggression.

Journey Moments

Happy New YOU!

Let us start our 2023 journey on the right foot by being grateful to our loving and merciful God who never stops loving us. Let us be resolute by relying on prayer as the companion in our journey.


Africa Awaits Pope Francis in 2023

The Pope has always spoken of the need to go to the peripheries, and at the beginning of the year, he will be doing just that by visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Pope Francis will be taking a message of peace and reconciliation to both countries.


Mounting Inequality Makes Us Rethink

Profit-making ethics controls every dimension of human life. The concepts of duty, reliability, and transparency are described in contract terms. Thus, workers are reduced to slavery unable to own a land, a decent housing, and even afford food. It is time to rethink!

In Focus

Journeying with Pope Francis

Pope Francis, elected as the 266th pontiff in 2013, is now in his tenth year of service. Enriching the Church, his insights cover a broad range of topics, including climate change, migrants, interfaith dialogue, mercy, liturgy, and the rediscovery of the Second Vatican Council.

Youth Issues

Don’t Be a Bully!

Those who bully like instilling fear or humiliation on others. How would you like it if somebody likes taunting you and saying hurtful words to you? Worse, they might even physically harm you and psychologically affect you in the long run.

Inside The Holy Book

From Generation To Generation God Speaks

The God of the Bible reveals Himself to people: Abraham, Moses, Elijah. The peak of God’s revelation is when the Word became flesh in Jesus Christ.

Follow Me

Setting Out on a Journey

To live one’s vocation is always synonymous with uninstallation, leaving, going out, searching, setting out on a journey, and meeting.

Mission is Fun

Lonely Victim of the Earthquake

In the community of Monterrico, in Peru, Fr. Peter–the name of our protagonist–is well known for his fine hearing and light sleep. Both qualities are most useful in this seismic zone of the Pacific.

Strategies for Evangelization

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