Ignatian Spirituality and Peace, a Path to Peace with Justice and Sustainability
"Behold I make all things new." "Five Pillars of a New World Building," explored in a video by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director emeritus of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier University. As we envision and work toward a better world, let us reflect also on all the good that is done and has been done throughout the ages. Let us invest in a future of peace, hope, and love.
An individual may find parts of this vision helpful, but the full vision and its development can engage groups like universities, Christian Life Community, Pax Christi, the Network of Spiritual Progressives. A vision of hope can make us better persons in a better world. A new earth and a new heaven
If one hopes, even though his tongue is still, he is singing always in his heart.
"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet
Many blessings for great work! Your website is terrific! Fr. Peter Henriot, S.J.
Ben...Your Vision is powerful peace, even more important now. We seem to be moving into an even more violent world, so such a vision gives us hope. Thank you. Bob Sauerbrey
FIVE PILLARS OF A NEW WORLD BUILDING
Way Toward Vision
Ignatian Spirituality and Peace, a Path to Peace with Justice
This web-page contains my vision and
The second section on the left, "Citizens for Global Solutions" contains principles that I endorse. Applications of principles are subject to dialogue.
Xavier's Peace Studies Minor is an academic program. Xavier's Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice is a co-curriculum program which is part of Student Life and Leadership. The two programs are separate but friends who often collaborate. Members of the Peace Studies Committee and teachers in the Peace Studies Program do not necessarily endorse all the positions described here nor does the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice nor do I necessarily endorse all the positions of all the groups mentioned.
God gave us hearts and ears to listen carefully but minds to distinguish. At times I hear arguments like "Environmentalists are for clean air and pure water. But Communists are for clean air and pure water. Therefore clean air and pure water are bad. And environmentalists are Communists." Such sloppy logic is unworthy of thinking citizens or responsible journalists
Rev. Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J.PhD
Phone: (513) 745-3320