Benedictines for Peace asks the question, "What is a monastic response to the peace and justice issues of our day?"
We believe that as followers of the Gospel and The Rule of Benedict, we have an obligation to "Relieve the lot of the poor," (RB, Chapter 4) and to be concerned about the welfare of the whole human community.
So, we march. We demonstrate. We make phone calls and sign petitions and write op-eds in the newspaper. We host active nonviolence trainings. We offer vigil after vigil, silent walk after silent walk, and Stations of the Cross year after year after year, to remind us all that peace is possible. And we continue to question the normalization of injustice and violence, remembering Benedict's instruction to "Seek peace and pursue it."
As an outreach of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, we work to live out the community's corporate commitment, which is "to be a healing presence and prophetic witness for peace and justice by actively addressing the climate crisis and the rights of women and children."